Bobby McGee’s, Sara Watkins, Bill Tapia: UkeTube

A very tough job sticking to my 10 video maximum this week. Those that the survived the ruthless cull include The Bobby McGee’s, a couple of performances from the NY Uke Fest, Sara Watkins and Tom Allalone.

You might notice Zoe and Jodi wearing prototype Ukulele Hunt shirts. They’re still at the testing stage – I don’t even have them myself yet.

Bobby McGee’s – Go Tiger Go!

Sara Watkins/Nickel Creek – Different Drum

Ukulele Bartt and Bill Tapia – Little Grass Shack

Tom Allalone and the 78s – Casillero Del Diablo

Steven Strauss – Sand

Ukulelezo – Earworm into my Heart

The Half Sisters – Flying Show

chipswow – Dandy Cowboys

Waitswatcher – Cemetary Polka

Tripping Lily – Please Don’t

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  1. Dan June 7th, 2009 3:37 am

    All of Bill Tapia’s appearances at the ukefest were awesome, but my favorite is Bill playing Heart and Soul with the Prewar Ponies.

  2. todd June 7th, 2009 7:21 am

    The Bill Tapia and Bartt video was fun…..

    liked the Steven Strauss/Sand song very much

    Zoe’s got a cool knack for chord progressions for sure…..she’s a sharp songwriter….

    loved how the half sister’s tune picked up/changed…nice ‘n’ quirky…..

    yup…….good picks for sure….thanks Al,



  3. Aimee June 7th, 2009 12:51 pm

    The Bobby Mcgee’s song is fabulous, but Cemetary Polka took my breath away! Wow!

  4. Woodshed June 7th, 2009 6:41 pm

    Dan: Thanks for the link.

    Todd: There were a whole load of Steven Strauss videos uploaded this week. Very hard to choose just one.

    Aimee: Agreed! Waitswatcher has been away from the Waits instrumentals for far too long.

  5. Tamster June 8th, 2009 1:45 am

    All were great especially the Bobby McGees, Steven Strauss (very mellow sound from that uke), Waitswatcher and Tripping Lilly (who kind of reminded me of Nickel Creek).

  6. Jimmy McGee June 8th, 2009 9:31 am

    That CHIPSWOW girl is ace….her BRONSKI BEAT cover is fantastic:

    & The Half Sisters are one of my fave’ new bands….incredible.

  7. Woodshed June 8th, 2009 10:37 am

    Tamster: There are definitely some similarities between Nickel Creek and Tripping Lily. Both very stylish and skillful bands.

    Jimmy: She keeps getting better all the time as well. I just wish she’d sing in French though.

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