Friday Links: Jimi Hendrix, History of the Machete

There’s long been a story floating around that Jimi Hendrix started playing music on a one-string ukulele. Now Jimi’s brother has gone into a bit more detail.

Herman Vandecauter has been collecting information on the machete and related instruments (the Madeiran forebears of the ukulele).

Two books for community focused ukulelists: one for teaching and leading ukulele sessions and one for making your way as a community musician.

Grace VanderWaal on NPR’s Tiny Desk.

New Releases

– Excellent new EP from Bud Sugar: Vampire.
Marc Gallagher’s Level Up.

Window Shopping
1920s Martin Taropatch.
1930s Gibson UB-3 banjolele.
Tasmanian Blackwood Maple Tui.

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