I was never a huge reggae guy but, of course, the uke hath showed me the light. This song works great on the uke (with a little key change) and I’m a sucker for any song with a hippy dippy message especially when it’s so well balanced and heartfelt.
As is my way lately, this version is kind of quick and bluegrassy but with slight tweaking of the strum, back to reggae, it would be a great song for new ukers to work on their chuck (hmm… I should probably write a chuck post, more to come). It’s a nice simple song but it’s reggae roots provide enough residual timing funkiness to keep it a bit challenging and fun. (more…)
Okay, one last Christmas song before I leave Ohio and get back to the real world.
I love good uke songbooks, especially ones full of Christmas songs, especially ones full of good Christmas songs hand picked with love, and I love finding cool new songs to add to my songbook. Christmas For Cowboys is just such a song. (more…)
Has Anybody Seem My Gal… Girl? Five Foot Two? Whatever you call it here’s a great old song that is perfect for the uke. A quintessential example of that fur coat flapper, old microphone guy, 23 skidoo genre. Even better on Grampy’s panjolele. (more…)
Welp, I know it’s been a while and it’s probably not the best form to be posting a Christmas song the day after Christmas but… I’m in the middle of the Ohio family visit and it’s the first time in a long time that I’ve felt like I had time to post. Maybe posting my annual Christmas fave AFTER the season is done will be my thing.
This one has definitely earned a place in my heart and a permanent spot in my Christmas Songbook. (more…)
As mentioned in my last post I just got back from a trip to visit my wife’s family in Ohio that included a camp out that included a campfire sing-a-long. It was a great trip, her family is great and the sing-a-long was awesome. Some of them told me it was their favorite part of camp.
My wife is from Columbus and has a lot of family there so Ohio always plays a big part in my life. Coincidentally, over the last couple weeks, a few things have come together to make Ohio much bigger than usual.
We just got back from a 2 week visit to Ohio which included a family camp out which included a big campfire ukulele sing-a-long. This trip and camp out reminds me how much I want a travel uke with a little less fragility and a little more weather resistance. It looks like Outdoor Ukulele is revving up to make a plastic Tenor which sounds like it will be perfect for me. At the moment I can’t think of anything cooler than a clear plastic uke that you can play in a lake.