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Tagged With: Ukulele Videos

Janet Klein Is Coming To Town

This Saturday night in Altadena I will be heading over to The Coffee Gallery to see the inimitable Janet Klein and her Parlour Boys in concert. Afterwards, Janet has promised we can have a little chat to share with everyone here at UkeCanPlay! If you haven’t gotten to dig Janet’s way cool ukulele flapper aesthetic, … Continue reading »

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Ukulele of the Future – Futulele?

This just in… There’s a new ukulele coming, one that can surf the web, check your email and even take your calls. It’s called the [sociallocker]Futulele from Amidio, Inc., and it’s an app for your iPad. Or is it? Utilizing both an iPad and an iPhone in a custom case, the Fututlele is actually an … Continue reading »

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I’m Just Wild About Janet!

Hey all you cool cats and kittens – have I got something special brewing! Do you know Janet Klein (and her Parlour Boys)? I’ve been a fan for quite some time, what with her way cool 1920’s style, cutesie-boopsie voice and occasionally naughty lyrics… What’s not to like? Turns out, Janet is going to be … Continue reading »

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Happy Holidays from the Hideaway

Having a great time in the Ukulele Hideaway – wish you were here! All our best holiday wishes, BeatNik and friends PS: Here is a beautiful holiday greeting from Jake Shimabukuro – no one “says” it better…

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It’s SKIFFLE Time!

I first heard the term Skiffle while watching (and re-watching, and re-watching…) the phenomenal rockumentary It Might Get Loud. My buddy Chris was visiting from London and explained that the music was a huge craze in mid ’50’s UK led by the influential Lonnie Donegan. Apparently we can thank Lonnie for Jimmie Page. Thanks Lonnie! … Continue reading »

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Happy National Ukulele Day!!!

Today, May 2nd, is National Ukulele Day! In honor of our beloved instrument, please join Mike Upton, President of Kala Ukulele, as he discusses the history of the Ukulele. Enjoy!!!

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Eddie Vedder Ukulele Album

It’s true – next month the long-rumored album of ukulele songs by Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder hits the shelves! Ambitiously titled “Ukulele Songs” (how do they come up with these catchy titles?), the first single, “Longing To Belong”, is already available digitally. Here is the track list for Eddie Vedder’s “Ukulele Songs”: Can’t Keep … Continue reading »

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Lucky Uke – Lucky Us!

I am digging these guys from Montreal! Their new album is filled with songs from my wild youth, now set to sweet island vibe. Perfect for rocking (in your hammock)! The first video is an introduction to the band: Now, groove with a REAL quiet riot: Note: This starts with the same gag, but in … Continue reading »

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Ian Clarkson Brings It!

Feeling gloomy? Tired of the endless bad news on TV? Need some real, old fashioned, feel good ukulele music? Check out Ian Clarkson and the Jive Aces’ new video, “Bring Me Sunshine”, a fantastic production featuring locations right here in good ol’ Los Angeles!  

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Ukulele and Uterus United in Song!

If you haven’t yet seen William H. Macy wield his ukulele axe, you’ve been missing out! (For example, check out his awesome video with Kate Micucci here) He’s back, this time with wife and pro-choice partner Felicity Huffman, singing a song about a non-legislated uterus Rock on, Mr. and Mrs. Macy!

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