Elof & Wamberg are an ukulele and acoustic bass duo from Denmark. Their first album was released in 2012 and the latest, titled Byen Sover, came out this past November. If you liked the first album, you’ll like the second, too. These guys have a unique and wonderful sound, blending jazz, Danish folk and reggae into spare instrumental songs… Read More »
If you dug through the Spotify playlists and mixtape from Al Wood at Ukulele Hunt the other day, you may have stumbled across Gwin Edwards. He’s got two albums on Bandcamp. St Guinefort etc. is ukulele music and Archetypes, the more recent, heavier on the guitar. Al Wood compared Edwards to “what Nick Drake might have sounded like if… Read More »
The second installment in my collection of professional ukulele recording artist profiles features James Hill. If you haven’t heard his latest release, The Old Silo, it’s a treat. Whether James is playing classical, jazz, country, folk or Michael Jackson, his performance demonstrates a unique mastery of the instrument and a master songwriter coming into his own.
I’m excited to announce a new section to this site that highlights the many professional recording artists who play the ukulele. I’ve done a fair bit of digging and found some really great musicians whose primary instrument is the beloved uke. I look forward to learning more about them by researching and writing profiles, and sharing what I… Read More »
Merrill Garbus, a.k.a. tUnE-yArDs, is amazing. Many of her songs prominently feature ukulele as the main instrument, as does this one. She also does her own percussion and a lot of vocal looping. Lots of great videos on YouTube, not all as avant-garde as this one. Catch them live, if you can.