It should be pretty obvious. Take a look at what he’s holding. He’s just won the G-String Ukulele raffled off at Dusty Strings’ Uke Fest Concert. It’s nice to see someone win who really appreciates the prize and this novice uke slinger seemed a little overcome by the gift.
The G-String is the uke of choice for James Hill, the ukulele wonder boy who shared the stage with the ever remarkable Del Ray and the bluegrass inspired Boulder Acoustic Society. Wow, that was a lotta ukulele flying around and in so many different flavors! Click through all that linky goodness if you want to visit the audio wonderland of the uke. You got your Latin stylings meets your bluegrass roots meets your wink wink nudge nudge 20s tunes meets your classically inspired meets your, well, tie it up with four strings and call it good!
But hey, I’ve said it before, what you should really do is get a uke. Whaddaya mean you can’t play? Who said you had to know how? (Back me up here, you know who you are.) Seriously, look at that happy, happy man with a uke in his hand. Look at James Hill (lower photo) in ukulele bliss. Are you telling me you don’t want to be that happy? G’wan, git. And listen, don’t be a cheapskate. Sure, you could pick up a 30 dollar axe, but scrape up a couple of extra bucks. Because seriously, you are not going to want to put it down once you pick it up.
Aside to Seattle people: Wow, Fremont is a DISASTER! It’s been a while since I’ve been there and last time it was winter, I think, so I just didn’t notice as much. Wow! It’s like REDMOND over there! WOW! What a heartbreaker!
[tags]ukulele, James Hill, Del Ray, Boulder Acoustic Society[/tags]