Showing posts from June, 2010

Fountain of Uke Music Links

MAGAZINES: old time herald is one of my favorite magazines for great articles on real old time music history past and present) & 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.)’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.) second favorite blues history magazine! Leans more towards electric blues, but still a good magazine going strong for a number of years) magazine of Folk & World Music!) If you are into old music, this is a great resource for old sheet music pre-1922 public domain material post…


Ladies & Gentlemen! Come one! Come all! ... The Milwaukee Ukulele Festival September 25, 2010 9am -- 10pm ... Website is now up and running. Check it out! ... While it still needs some editing, it is up and running! ...


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, ro…

Lil' Rev playing with Brian & Linda Hefferan

Here's an old Papa Charlie Jackson number featuring Lil' Rev playing harmonica, mandolin and guitar along with Brian & Lynn from the Fabulous Heftones. Be sure to see Lil Rev's YouTube videos at .