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Utah Uke Fest – 2019

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:

Concert songs:

https://www.utahukefest.org/

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The Charm of Pismo Ukulele

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.

Pismo Ukulele YouTube

Let’s get him to 200 subscribers!

Scott Huddleston Music and Avocado Trees

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.

Scuddleston YouTube

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.

SCOTT GROWS AN AVOCADO TREE

2018 Utah Uke Fest – Recap

AWebsite: http://www.utahukefest.org/

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.