Ukulele Sessions: Bluesman Chris Smither Recalls His First Ukulele Tune

Before he became one of the country’s most respected blues guitarists and songwriters, Chris Smither got his start on the ukulele.


Smither, who was in the Bay Area to play shows promoting his fantastic new album, Still on the Levee, spoke about the first tune he ever learned on the uke “the way it was supposed to be tuned.” To his surprise, Smither still remembered “I Wish I had Someone to Love Me,” which he happily performed.