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 featuring just ukulele and upright bass. If you want to read more, check out the incredibly detailed review over at Live ‘Ukulele.
And, just for fun, here’s a video of them playing live recently while a lady does the Elaine dance from Seinfeld.
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 he played the ukulele”. It’s a fair comparison, and his guitar music reminds me of Jose Gonzalez. If those references sound interesting to you, give him a listen.
Somebody on the /r/Ukulele subreddit recently asked for recommendations on YouTube channels for learning ukulele. There is such a flood of ukulele tutorial videos out there, many of which are not of the best quality. However, some of them are truly great, and many of these have been collected in this Reddit post.
Here’s the post: What’s a good YouTube channel for a total newbie to learn the ukulele?
Some of the top picks: