Wednesday, September 29, 2010
Friday, August 20, 2010
.Sandy Boys (An oldtime West Virginia fiddle tune. Lil' Rev plays this mostly with clawhammer technique, and Brian fingerpicks.)
Tuesday, July 6, 2010
Wednesday, June 9, 2010
http://www.oldtimeherald.org/ (The old time herald is one of my favorite magazines for great articles on real old time music history past and present)
http://www.singout.org/ (American & World Folk Music fill the pages of this fine magazine. Originally started by Pete Seeger back in the late 50’s/60’s this magazine has a rich and varied history.)
http://www.livingblues.com/ (America’s very first Blues magazine! Covering traditional and contemporary blues in America with an emphasis on its African American purveyors, this magazine is always filled with top notch writing, reviews, news, and lore.)
http://www.bluesrevue.com/ (My second favorite blues history magazine! Leans more towards electric blues, but still a good magazine going strong for a number of years)
http://store.dirtylinen.com/ (The magazine of Folk & World Music!)
http://digital.library.ucla.edu/sheetmusic/ If you are into old music, this is a great resource for old sheet music pre-1922 public domain material posted by the UCLA-at Davis
http://www.ukuleleguild.org/index.php A guild dedicated to the preservation, perpetuation and continuation of all things ukulele worldwide.
http://www.jugband.org/ (Find a Jug band near you! Keeping Jug Band History alive.)
http://www.folkalley.com/ (Get your iphone app and stream all folk, all the time from this great online radio program for lovers of traditional and contemporary folk music)
http://www.folkways.si.edu/ (the source for America’s richest repository of traditional music, folk, blues, Yiddish and all things Moe Asch! Folkways was the label that released the incredibly influential Harry Smith Anthology also the home of Woody Guthrie, Pete Seeger, Josh White, Lead-belly, Sonny Terry, Cisco Houston, Mike Seeger, The New Lost City Ramblers and so many of my other heroes! This is real music people! Folkways records have and will remain some of my deepest musical influences. This is, as they say…music of the people, by the people, for the people!)
http://cylinders.library.ucsb.edu/ (Looking for old music? On the hunt for old tunes, the way they sounded so long ago? This trove of old time cylinders, digitized is the mother-lode of antiquity for anyone with a yen to hear the real deal.)
http://library.duke.edu/digitalcollections/hasm/ (Digital collection of rare old sheet music for download and viewing. If you are hunting for old tunes as I often do, this is sometimes the place to start!)
Tuesday, June 8, 2010
Wednesday, June 2, 2010
I wrote Wonderfully Askew over the winter of 2010 while touring up the California Coast. Barbara Brooks of the Monterey Ukulele Club took me for a tour of the charming little town of Carmel By The Sea, as we came to the Old Spanish Carmel Mission, she pointed out the architectural traits that time has not been good to, and in doing so replied, “but isn’t it Wonderfully Askew,” to which I thought, everything I love about life is wonderfully askew! The phrase stuck with me as we worked our way up the coast, soon a new song was born.
I am accompanied by three of my favorite players on this video…Gerald Ross, Marvin Reitz and Kathy Reitz…these guys are all stellar players and really know how to listen to the music, not overplay, complement what a guy is doing without hot-dogging it or getting in the way like a lot of folks often do. It is pure joy to make music with these guys and I have come to adore them. Gerald Ross, is as many of you know a dynamite player who specializes in swing, rock and blues influenced ukulele styles, as well as some mighty fine steel guitar playing. Gerald is in demand on the ukulele & music camp circuit and I couldn’t think of a better guy than Gerald to learn from.
The chords to this tune are Bb, Eb, F7 as well as a C7 throw in along the way. The turnaround is classic 1920’s stuff!
Tuesday, June 1, 2010
Thursday, May 27, 2010
Wednesday, May 26, 2010
Tuesday, May 25, 2010
Here is a great Video on The Milwaukee Ukulele Club, which I founded a few years ago.
It was featured as an NPR Podcast for state or the re:union show. Sound of The Re:Union: The Milwaukee Ukulele Club
Monday, May 24, 2010
Here I am about to embark on a new journey. In the invisible world of the internatz.
Allows you to make things more clean & purdy
EDIT HTML TAB
Allows you to gather stuff from other places in the internatz and put it in a post.
Below is your song from YouTube, If you are on the COMPOSE you see a box. If you are on HTML then you see computer goobeldiegook. Important Note: YT has a bunch of different picture sizes. Notice the word WIDTH="___" which is at the top and bottom of the GB (goobeldiegook). I have found that the maximum size I have is 425 or you go beyond the border on my blog.