I had a great time at this year’s Utah Uke Fest. I taught a workshop where we made fretboard keychains. I then played two songs at the main evening concert.
Fretboard Keychain Workshop:
I built a ukulele for the Waterjet Channel. Naturally, they cut it in half.
A couple months ago, I submitted a few videos to collaborate with fellow ukulele enthusiasts. As luck would have it, both of the videos were completed and uploaded to YouTube close together.
Check out the videos below. And make sure to subscribe to both Pismo and Pockets.
I’m not exactly sure how it happened. How I found the channel. I mean, where is the start of a circle? Where does the answer exist before the question is asked?
It’s as if I awoke from a slumber, struggled to see through blurry eyes, then everything finally became clear.
I found Pismo Ukulele.
Pismo Ukulele claims to merely offer “easy and simple ukulele tips and trick for the pre-beginner”. And it does do that…in spades. But he also presents material that challenges paradigms of conventional ukulele groupthink. Part time traveler, part ukulele sage, part Kaufman.
I subscribe to a lot of ukulele channels, but I always make time to partake of Pismo’s latest offerings.
Let’s get him to 200 subscribers!
Scott has a great YouTube channel that features awesome songs. He asked for song suggestions, so I asked for Home by Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros.
He made a great version, and even gave Circuits and Strings a shoutout.
Scott also started a channel where he is documenting his quest to grow an avocado tree. His accent, the subject matter, and the theme song all make it a winner. Go and subscribe.
I just added three handmade travel ukuleles to the FOR SALE TAB.
Get them before they are gone.
This year’s Utah Ukulele Festival was held on June 23, 2018 in Highland, Utah.
I attended with my two oldest children. We had a great time attending the classes, meeting old and new friends, and playing and hearing ukulele music.
I held a workshop where we assembled canjo kits. All 8 of the kits that I brought were used. Check out the video to see the fun.
There were so many great classes. I wish that we would have been able to attend them all
I had a chance to play two songs at the closing Saturday evening concert. Videos to both of the songs are below.
The 2018 Utah Uke Fest was great. Check out the Utah Uke Fest website to find out when the 2019 festival will take place.