Just found this soundtrack in you tube, thought it might be interesting...
Julio Pereira is the guest musician for this song in the album Santiago, by The Chieftains.
The song is a Portuguese…"
"I was watching TV and fooling with the uke a couple of nights ago. I played a simple C chord and did a little finger style pattern and realised that I had just played the opening to Pete Seeger's Living In The Country. I have played…"
Here's my strap, made from a leather boot lace. I wear it over my right shoulder, the same way I wear my mandolin strap.
I always felt strange sitting down while the other guys were standing. This is an early gig."
"I found that with my wooden ukes, I could strum and hold the uke, but when I tried to take a solo, it became awkward. I started bringing a stool for the tunes where I played the uke, but since everyone else in the band was standing, I put a…"
"I don't know... I'm not much of an uke player, but, one thing I may assure you: If you search in Portugal, where Ukes were invented, then taken to Hawaii by emigrants, you will have a hard time finding someone that uses a strap to hold an…"
What are your thoughts on straps for playing uke standing up? I know it is not a must, but I am pretty clumsy at times. I've seen a lot of options, wondered what your experience is.
"I just got my new resophonic uke, a Johnson, from my friend David Newland. David was given a real National by The Corktown Uke Jam group which he co-founded in Toronto and was good enough to offer me first dibbs at his old Johnson, the very…"
I am still looking for regular work. Craziest thing ever. I have never had trouble getting employment until late 2008. Strange times we are in.
All is well though. I am like Larry, Daryl and Daryl, from the Newhart Show. I will do just about anything for a buck and do. In my free time I am finishing up my wife's website up for her band. Then it is time for me to celebrate by taking some time with my guitar.
My guitar playing is so so. I have been spending all my time looking for work, soliciting for work and taking care of my wife and step daughter. I gave my Alvarez guitar to my step daughter...she plays all the time. I loaned out my classical guitar to a friend and I am left with my very first guitar, my Takamine Jasmine. I have started working on Need You Know by Lady Antebellum...I am hit or miss on practicing even though I try to get 10 minutes a day. Crazy because before getting married I was playing and practicing all the time.