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The “seriously playful and playfully serious” duo Ruby & Smith stopped by the Ukulele booth at Winter NAMM 2016 to perform one of their originals “Plant My Apple Tree,” off their latest, A Ukulele Album.


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Penned by “Ruby” aka Daphne Roubini, the song is inspired by Martin Luther King Jr. and — warning — it left us reaching for a tissue when they performed it live. Roubini is also the brain behind Vancouver’s Ruby’s Ukes, the largest ukulele school outside Hawaii.