Friday Links: Amy Crehore, Bobby McGees, Amos Brealy

Full close ups of Amy Crehore’s Dreamgirls and Ukuleles show. Demon, Slither, Lucky 13.

Bobby McGees advertising Film 4 with the lovely song When Father Died, Ferrets Licked Away the Tears. And Jimmy McGee advertising me and playing a ragtime tune.

New mass-ukulele record: 900.

Word on the web is that Tangi ukuleles are shutting up shop. So if you’ve had your eye on a Manini, don’t hang about.

Ken Middleton’s Bluegrass Reel and Kate Miccuci’s Dear, Deer and The King Blues’ My Boulder on Uker Tabs.

I don’t usually mention full album downloads, but I’ll make an exception for The Magic Ukulele of Roy Smeck on Cagedream since it’s only available in Japan. Assuage your guilt by buying Roy Smeck Plays Hawaiian Guitar, Banjo, Ukulele and Guitar.

Will some please buy Amanda Palmer a ukulele tuner. “It’s a toy instrument.” Gasp!

Splendid but NSFW. (Please direct all complaints to Heather).

Amos Brealy recounts his love for a George Formby impersonator.


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  1. Zakulele February 20th, 2009 8:07 pm

    Amanda Palmer + bad tuning was the focus of a thread I recently posted.
    Read about it here :

  2. Woodshed February 21st, 2009 3:49 pm

    Thanks for the link, Zakulele.

  3. Cardboardfrog February 21st, 2009 4:09 pm

    i love amanda palmer, i love ukuleles yet when the two meet i’m always disappointed

  4. Woodshed February 21st, 2009 4:46 pm

    cbf: I have to agree with you there. It should be a whole lot better than it is.

  5. Brad Otter February 21st, 2009 10:37 pm

    Once again… I hope that this is an appropriate post!
    Maybe for us U.S. Midwesterners –
    Jake Shimabukuro In Concert – Sunday, March 8, 2009
    @ Come2Go – Ft Wayne, Indiana
    Jakes 2nd concert @ this fine intimate venue! Thanks! ~ Brad

  6. Josh Gordon February 26th, 2009 12:24 am

    I bought that Tangi sopranino. It arrived today up here in the mountains. It’s really cute, and has a surprisingly loud sound for such a little axe. Supposedly it has a cosmetic blemish or two, but there’s nothing I noticed that stood out worse than what I’d do with it in a few months of uke shredding. The high tuning (cfad) gives a sound that could alternately be described as sweet (by me) or piercing (by my wonderful and understanding wife.) I don’t suppose I’ll perform much with it — the range overlaps the mandolin, and besides, I’ve got these big fat fingers — but it’s good for at least a giggle or two.

  7. Woodshed March 1st, 2009 8:53 am

    Josh: Thanks for that. I’m really tempted to buy one.

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