Vermonters are strumming along with the four string phenom. Read about it in Seven Days.
Read the New York Times review of the Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain's Nov. 2nd performance at Carnegie Hall
Rik Palieri, folk singer, multi-instrumentalist and host of "Song Writer's Notebook" taped a show on the resurgence of the ukulele as a social instrument with members of the Vermont Ukulele Society as guests.
NEWSFLASH! Rik writes, "I just sent your show to my collection at the American Folk Life Center in The library of Congress. Your show should be on the air on VCAMTV this month."
More clips of James' videos here:
Was it Kitty who noticed all the Vermonters wearing Hawaiian shirts in the audience, and the Hawaiian fellow onstage wearing a plaid shirt? Perhaps it was to show the spirit of solidarity with fellow ukulelists...
Check out George's blog & video entitled "Unexpected: The Vermont Ukulele Society" featured in the Addison Independent Online Edition
Julia Nunes' presence at Bonnaroo was brought about by a series of YouTube videos featuring her covers of popular songs on a ukulele. Her repertoire ranges from "Mr. Brightside" to "Jesus Walks" and "Build Me Up Buttercup," all tailored to fit the sweet strum of her instrument. She recently released an EP of original songs titled I Think You Know, accompanied by lo-fi music videos recorded in her bedroom. Hear Nunes perform live from the Bonnaroo Music Festival in Manchester, Tenn. Click here to listen to NPR's Julia Nunes Bonnaroo concert performance.
Check out George's article in The Middlebury Campus
Long before Sophie Madeleine and her sweet ukulele serenades gained massive popularity on YouTube, Lil' Rev brought his own brand of four-stringed storytelling to the nation.
See Vt Ukulele Society featured on Middlebury Community Television Online! Scroll down to "Ukulele Society," download & play.
Jim and Jennifer Vyhnak and the Vermont Ukulele Society
On Vermont Public Radio