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Guests: Dani Joy, Marlowe Hosts: Stuart Yoshida, Doug Brown t’s Halloween, a blue moon, and we’ve got fire in the sky! Come along to hear what first time guest, singer-songwriter Dani Joy and returning guest and ukulele instrumentalist Marlowe have to say about scary gig stories, what to do with your ukulele in lockdown, how to arrange cover songs, and much, much more. Support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/ooktown Make a donation: https://donorbox.org/info-ooktown-com-ooktown-podcast-donations Guests: Dani Joy, Marlowe Hosts: Stuart Yoshida, Doug Brown Shoutout: * Victoria Vox - thanks for your work at the Voting Center in OC! Links: * Dani Joy: https://danijoymusic.com/ * Marlowe: http://www.marlowe-official.com/about * The Last time Marlowe was on the Podcast (June 29, 2016): https://ooktown.com/2016-shows/ep-43-banana-sandwich/122-ep-43-banana-sandwich * Marlowe's Rainy Place: http://www.bluemugs.com.au/ * All kinds of Stories from…: https://www.namm.org/ * Dani Joy sponsored: https://www.romerocreations.com/ * Where Doug saw Stuart: https://www.downtowndenver.com/a-taste-of-colorado-2020/ * Soup Nazi Clips: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M2lfZg-apSA * Where to get Dani's Music: https://danijoymusic.com/shop/ * Dani Joy "Strange World" w Daniel Ho and Perry Stauffe: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p0bzifaSA_0&feature=emb_logo * Daniel Ho's Site: https://www.danielho.com/ * Harvest Moon Dani Joy: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1zPyKw7IGb0 * Eddie Van Halen playing…: https://liveforlivemusic.com/news/eddie-van-halens-final-performances-hollywood-bowl-2015/ * best Eddie Van Halen impersonation on “Bring Your Adz,” a song that was inspired by repeated teenage viewings of a Van Halen concert video. “I thought, that’s what a ukulele concert should sound like!” exclaimed Shimabukuro. https://americannoise.com/concert-review-jake-shimabukuro-at-the-birchmere/ * Dani Joy's Reverb Page: https://reverb.com/shop/dani-joy-music
Guests: Matt Stead, Ben Hassenger, Jeff Krebs Host: Stuart Yoshida It’s officially the Fall in the year of the Pandemic, and this month we dive into Retail-palooza. On the show we’ve got returning guest Matt Stead of The Uke Room in the UK; Ben Hassenger, the unofficially-official ukulele ambassador of Michigan; and Jeff Krebs of Yooptone music. Come join us for a conversation about how they’ve been dealing the changes to their ukulele shops brought on by COVID-19. Support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/ooktown Make a donation: https://donorbox.org/info-ooktown-com-ooktown-podcast-donations Shoutouts: • Jeff Jaros and the Denver Folklore Center Links: • Forest Ukuleles: forestukuleles.com • The Uke Room: https://theukeroom.com/ • ATEM Mini Video Switchers: https://www.blackmagicdesign.com/products/atemmini • Bongo: https://www.bongolearn.com/about/ • Artistworks: https://artistworks.com/ • Uketropolis: https://www.uketropolis.com/ • Yooptone Music: https://www.yooptone.com/ • Get a "Great Uke State" shirt like Jeff is wearing: https://mimymi.square.site/ • Marquette MI where Yooptone is: https://www.google.com/maps/place/Marquette,+MI/@44.5821054,-88.8631028,7.02z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x4d51df5dc446b685:0x91364aad4c5ac71a!8m2!3d46.5436199!4d-87.3953713 • Hiawatha Music Co-op: https://www.facebook.com/HiawathaMusicFestival • Uketoberfest at Interlochen October 3: https://college.interlochen.org/adult-classes/uketoberfest • Cyber MUD X (Mighty Uke Day 10) October 23 & 24: http://mightyukeday.com
Guests: Stephanie Epstein, Heidi Swedberg Hosts: Stuart Yoshida, Doug Brown We’re taking a break from the Pandemic to talk about ukuleles and music therapy. And I guess we said their name three times on the show, because we have Stephanie Epstein, president of the Ukulele Kids Club charity. And and also joining us is regular guest Heidi Swedberg, performer extraordinaire. And did you know that Kermit is the secret name of Heidi’s wrist cast? Come along and learn all about the healing power of the ukulele… on the OokTown Podcast. Support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/ooktown Make a donation: https://donorbox.org/info-ooktown-com-ooktown-podcast-donations Links • Hawaii Five-O: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hawaii_Five-O • Ukulele Kids Club Inc.: https://theukc.org/ • Ukulele Kids Club YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCK_odLYQdtZnFMnvxeMr3OQ • UKC inc. Gear: https://www.dartermall.com/ukulelekidsclub/ • UKC Ukulele Resorces: https://theukc.org/resource-portal/general-resources/ • UKC on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/UkuleleKidsClubInc/ • Heidi and Daniel: https://sukeyjumpmusic.com/ • Oliver Sacks MD: https://www.oliversacks.com/ • Nature article on fMRI Study on Composers: https://www.nature.com/articles/srep12277 • Music therapy with Gabrielle Giffords: https://abcnews.go.com/Health/Wellness/gabrielle-giffords-music-therapy-rewires-brain-tragedy-tucson/story?id=13075593 • HAPI Drum: http://www.hapidrum.com/ • SnHugFest 2020: https://theukc.org/pdf/events/event-snhugfest-2020.pdf • Tis the Season for Ukulele - Arpeggio Meditations/Melodic Meditations: https://danielward.net/book-storedanielward.net - Book Store • Listen to some tunes from the Tis the Season book: https://www.ooktown.com/2019-shows/ep-86-participating-in-whamageddon • Ukulele meditation: https://www.ukulelemag.com/lessons/ukulele-lesson-unlock-big-changes-in-your-playing-with-daniel-wards-meditative-arpeggio • Australian Uke Mag: https://kamuke.com/Kamuke • Ukulele Magazine All Access: https://store.ukulelemag.com/products/ukulele-magazine-all-access-subscription • UKC Band of the Year Contest: https://theukc.org/ukulele-band-of-the-year-2020/ • Port Townsend Uke Fest: https://centrum.org/the-port-townsend-ukulele-festival/ • Tunes in the Dunes: https://tunesinthedunes.com/ Recorded on August 23rd, 2020.
Guest: Ben from Ukulele Roadtrips Hosts: Stuart Yoshida, Doug Brown This could be the start of a Bromance as we welcome back Ben from Ukulele Roadtrips to have another Nice-olation podcast on ukuleles and the Pandemic. It soon goes off the rails as we bounce from Batman tee-shirts, to Swedes, to GNUF, and to a box of ukuleles falling the stairs, and that’s just in first 15 minutes. You might just have to watch this one on YouTube. So grab your favorite drink, so back and enjoy another episode… of the OokTown Podcast.

 Episode 91 on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LBCY7HfQdfY OokTown YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRWKuVjsJKQUHYXaXXfmGtA
 Shoutouts: • James Elliot - our newest Patron! • Mary Agnes Krell - for renewing her support! • Robert Sawyer - for upping your pledge!  Links: • Ben from Ukulele Roadtrips: https://www.ukuleleroadtrips.com/bens-blog  • GNUF: https://northernuke.com/  • UK Pandemic Pluckers: https://www.facebook.com/groups/pandemicpluckers/?=bookmarks  • Netflix: https://www.netflix.com  • Asterix: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asterix  • Learn with Ben: https://www.ukuleleroadtrips.com/learn-with-ben  • Swedish COVID expert: https://nationalpost.com/news/canada/swedish-covid-expert-says-the-world-still-doesnt-understand  • Deep Thought from The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy: https://hitchhikers.fandom.com/wiki/Deep_Though  • Focusrite Scarlett 2i2: https://focusrite.com/en/usb-audio-interface/scarlett/scarlett-2i2-studio  • Ben from Ukulele Roadtrips on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCVJF_1GevowMFgfmJ-4aNaA  • Mighty Uke Day (MUD): https://mightyukeday.com  • Royal City Uke Fest: https://www.royalcityukefest.com/  • Niagara Falls: https://www.niagarafallstourism.com  • Don't Call me Dracula: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QGc0kQr9CeM  • Smile and Wave: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_GhG9k-rGBI  • MAPS — Ukulele Road Trips  • DUC King of the Road Easy Ukulele Tutorial: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o-3Q-TK7MDk&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR2Q5A7rR2XZ9C_sMRHkTUeFv9XxfrWy6_n_jGsbaHwLiXDEMCaTsi_k8R8DUC   • Solid Spruce Flame Maple Pocket Sopranino ukulele: https://www.ebay.com/itm/Kala-Ka-Pu-Ssfm-Solid-Spruce-Flame-Maple-Pocket-Sopranino-Ukulele-with-Bag/264688975939?hash=item3da0b14043:g:dKcAAOSwSD9eh8qU  • Exiles Rugby team: https://www.exiles.dk/cms/ShowContentPage.aspx?ContentPageID=15  • Chordal Axis: https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/11907350_23  • Community (TV show): https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1439629/  Recorded July 26, 2020
Guests: Sarah Goodroad, Mary Agnes Krell, Ben Hassenger Hosts: Stuart Yoshida, Doug Brown It’s May 2020 in the year of the pandemic, and we’re still hunkered down trying to figure out how to do things like: having virtual ukulele strum along and festivals! And we’ve got an all-star panel of guests with Sarah Goodroad of the Boulder Ukulele Group, Mary Agnes Krell of GNUF, and Ben Hassenger, the self-proclaimed Ukulele Ambassador of Michigan. Now, grab your favorite self-isolation beverage, sit back, and join us… on the OokTown Podcast. Support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/ooktown Make a donation: https://donorbox.org/info-ooktown-com-ooktown-podcast-donations YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRWKuVjsJKQUHYXaXXfmGtA/ Shoutouts: * Lisa (the Ukulele Fool) Kljaich the Host of The Ukulele Fool Strum along in Kentucky, and Ross who was strumming along with us are both fans and gave us a Woot!: https://www.facebook.com/newtouke/ * Boston John from the Steamboat John Denver Strum along gave us a shout out!: https://steamboatlibrary.org/ukuleles/steamboat-uke-jammers-club Links: * Boulder Ukulele Group - A community group of musicians: https://www.boulderukulelegroup.com/BUG_About_Us.php * Mary Agnes Krell - Grand Northern Ukulele Festival: https://northernuke.com/team/mary-agnes-krell/ * Mighty Uke Day | The biggest little ukulele festival in the "Great Uke State": https://mightyukeday.com/ * Uke Fest 2021 - The Ashokan Center: https://ashokancenter.org/uke-fest-2021/ * Music is the Foundation | Mighty Uke Day: https://mightyukeday.com/mitf/ * UKE Magazine — World of Ukes: https://worldofukes.co.uk/uke-magazine-shop * Chap-Hop And Chill 'Nice-olation Mix': https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NdWYtgFmFd8 * FREE Online Uke Fest — Craig Chee & Sarah Maisel: http://www.cheemaisel.com/minifest * Why Zoom Is Terrible: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/29/sunday-review/zoom-video-conference.html * Everything You Need to Know About Slow Internet Speeds: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/05/20/technology/personaltech/slow-internet-speeds.html * Boulder Ukulele Group on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/boulderukulelegroup/ * Lansing Area Ukulele Group: https://benhassenger.com/laugh/ Recorded May 31, 2020
Guests: Ray Ortega, Abe Deshotel Hosts: Stuart Yoshida, Doug Brown While we hunker down in place, I’m holding a special Podcasters summit to talk about Ukulele in the time of the Corona Virus Pandemic. Special guests Ray Ortega of the Podcasters’ Studio, Abe Deshotel of the Ukulele Podcast, and my co-host Doug Brown join in to share their thoughts on making it through these difficult times. Oh, and then we totally geek out on Podcasting equipment. Subscribe on iTunes: http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/ooktown-the-ukulele-podcast/id436722774 YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRWKuVjsJKQUHYXaXXfmGtA/ Shoutouts: • Tori Knight for sending me his ukulele song, “You’re My Brother” - great funky, upbeat song - send me a link if you have one • Dan Panke of the My Uke site for including the OokTown Podcast in his News page (http://myuke.ca) Links:  • Ray Ortega – Professional Podcast Producer: Ray Ortega – Professional Podcast Producer • This Week in Tech (TWiT): https://twit.tv/shows/this-week-in-tech  • Kala brand ukuleles: https://kalabrand.com/ • Abe's Ukulele Podcast: https://ukepodcast.com/ • Finch: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLqQdNoTSFRgCMkf7L-3wjeU0xCYHWhvs6 • Gordi: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLDTPxSZXH70k-tz92kRv5HY8plHbynQDM • The Oh Hellos: https://music.theohhellos.com/album/notos • Simon and Garfunkel: https://youtu.be/yoY84cJoLe0 • Mini-Uke Fest: http://www.cheemaisel.com/minifest • Post Malone x Nirvana Tribute - Livestream: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f7eaGcIyhPU • Opera-lele: https://www.opera-lele.co.uk/ • John Krasinski Surprises 'Hamilton' Superfan With A Cast Reunion: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m0zXReyaNCA • Ep. 77: Unconscious Ukulele Playing from OokTown: https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/ooktown-ukulele-podcast/e/59856160 • Heavyweight | Gimlet: https://gimletmedia.com/shows/heavyweight • COVID 19 and the ukulele world: https://ukepodcast.com/episode/2d2e3977a83740d7/covid-19-and-the-ukulele-world • Podcasters’ Roundtable: https://podcastersroundtable.com/ • Potterless Podcast | A Grown Man Reads Harry Potter for the First Time: https://www.potterlesspodcast.com/ • Ep. 38: A Moody Songwriting Bear: https://ooktown.com/2015-shows/ep-33-a-moody-songwriting-bear • Ray Ortega on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/thepodcastersstudio • Opinion | Rules for Using the Sidewalk During the Coronavirus: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/05/opinion/coronavirus-walk-outside.html • Terry Carter | Ukulele Teacher | Uke Like The Pros: https://www.ukelikethepros.com/about • RØDE Microphones: http://en.rode.com/ • Rode RodeCaster Pro Podcast Production Studio: https://www.rode.com/rodecasterpro • “Arpeggio Meditations For Ukulele” By Daniel Ward – Review: https://liveukulele.com/reviews/arpeggio-meditations-for-ukulele-daniel-ward/ • I will be what I will be, by Abe Deshotel: https://ukuleleabe.com/releases • Ukulele Wednesdays group in UK: https://ukulelewednesdays.com/latest-news/
Guests: Cynthia Kinnunen, James Hill, Amber Rozel, Jimmy Brink Hosts: Stuart Yoshida, Doug Brown Wow! We’ve got a content-rich podcast for you, featuring JHUI members Cynthia Kinnunen, Amber Rozel, JHUI founder James Hill, PLUS first time guest and Music Teacher, Jimmy Brink. So join us on this Ukulele Education journey as we talk about the why’s and how’s of teaching music, drive-by ook’ing, and SO MUCH MORE. Support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/ooktown Subscribe on iTunes: http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/ooktown-the-ukulele-podcast/id436722774 YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRWKuVjsJKQUHYXaXXfmGtA/ Shoutouts: • New Patron Tara Maysey of the London Ukulele Project! • Chris Russell for giving me some great ideas and topics to talk about today! My apologies if I don’t quite get everything you were talking about. Links: • Amber Rozel | Allegheny Ukulele Soirée: http://ukulelesoiree.com/guests/amber-rozel  • UkuleleX - James Hill Teaches Extreme Ukulele: https://www.uketropolis.com/ukulelex  • The Ukulele Way: https://www.theukuleleway.com/  • Cynthia K Music: http://www.cynthiakmusic.com/  • Denver UkeFest 2020: https://swallowhillmusic.org/ukefest/  • Ukulele in the Classroom: https://ukuleleintheclassroom.com/  • UKETROPOLIS with James Hill: https://www.uketropolis.com/  • Lyons Hummbucker Electric Kazoo: https://www.guitarcenter.com/Lyons/Hummbucker-Electric-Kazoo-Black-1274423038378.gc?source=4WWRWXGP&gclid=EAIaIQobChMI3vvk6p3o5wIVguNkCh0PxgzPEAQYASABEgJY7PD_BwE  • Ukulele Time Black Hawaiian Shirt: https://alohafunwear.com/products/ukulele-time-black-hawaiian-shirt?variant=10765247316004&gclid=EAIaIQobChMI89T-vp7o5wIV7x-tBh2sFQWWEAQYASABEgL7xfD_BwE  • Education Homepage – Kala Education: https://education.kalabrand.com/pages/edu-intro  • Cordoba Cares - Cordoba Guitars: https://www.cordobaguitars.com/cordoba-cares/  • Royal City Uke Fest | Guelph, Ontario CANADA: https://www.royalcityukefest.com/  • OboeFest: http://www.ou.edu/finearts/music/workshops_camps/oboefest  • Little Kids Rock: Music education charity in US public schools: https://www.littlekidsrock.org/  • What is Orff Schulwerk?: https://aosa.org/about/what-is-orff-schulwerk/  • The Status of Music  Education in the US: https://www.giveanote.org/media/2017/09/The-Status-of-Music-Education-in-US-Public-Schools-2017_reduced.pdf  • Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh: https://pittsburghkids.org/  • Allegheny Ukulele Soirée: https://ukulelesoiree.com/2020-welcome  • James Hill Ukulele Initiative (JHUI): https://www.jhui.org/certification/  • ATD's Talent Development Capability Model: https://tdcapability.org/#/personal/communication  • Ashokan UkeFest: https://ashokancenter.org/uke-fest/  • Mid-West Uke and Harmonica Camp: http://www.midwestukecamp.com/  Recorded February 23, 2020.
Guests: Phil Doleman, Heidi Swedberg and Daniel Ward Hosts: Stuart Yoshida, Doug Brown We welcome back our friends Phil Doleman, Heidi Swedberg, and Daniel Ward for a holiday-Christmas themed exploration of mentors and mentoring, ukulele in the UK, the way cool and hopeful London Ukulele Project, and the annual Whamageddon game. Support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/ooktown Subscribe on iTunes: http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/ooktown-the-ukulele-podcast/id436722774 YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRWKuVjsJKQUHYXaXXfmGtA/ Shoutouts: • Patrons:  o Robert Sawyer  o Mandi Harkett - ukulele player, part of Opera-lele  o Mary Agnes Krell - GNUF  o George Anzivino  o Jessica Sammis  o Caroline Francklyn  • Steve - Podcast listener - thanks for your note! Feedback always appreciated. Links: • Phil Doleman - Old time, good time music: https://www.phildoleman.co.uk/ • Heidi Swedberg: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heidi_Swedberg • LCM Exams | Ukulele Graded exams - University of West London: https://lcme.uwl.ac.uk/exams/guitar-ukulele/ukulele • London Ukulele Project: https://londonukuleleproject.co.uk/ • Heidi Swedberg - Ukulele Magazine: http://www.ukulelemag.com/?s=swedberg • GNUF - A Grand Northern Ukulele Festival: https://northernuke.com/ • How to Find Your Bliss: Joseph Campbell: https://www.brainpickings.org/2015/04/09/find-your-bliss-joseph-campbell-power-of-myth/ • Appreciating the legacy of George Formby: http://www.georgeformby.co.uk/ • U3A - University of the Third Age: https://www.u3a.org.uk/ • Koaloha Opio Concert Ukulele Package: https://www.theukulelesite.com/koaloha-opio-concert-ukulele-package.html • 2019 Ken Timms Ukulele Style 0: https://shop.gryphonstrings.com/products/2019-soprano-ken-timms-ukulele-style-0-57226 • Daniel Ward: https://danielward.net/shopping/pre_order_tis_the_season_for_ukulele/ • CDs | Phil Doleman: https://www.phildoleman.co.uk/cds • Doug Brown and the Denver Ukulele Community: https://den-uke.com/ Recorded on December 15, 2019.
Guests: Phil Doleman, Heidi Swedberg and Daniel Ward Hosts: Stuart Yoshida, Doug Brown We welcome back our friends Phil Doleman, Heidi Swedberg, and Daniel Ward for a holiday-Christmas themed exploration of mentors and mentoring, ukulele in the UK, the way cool and hopeful London Ukulele Project, and the annual Whamageddon game. Support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/ooktown Subscribe on iTunes: http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/ooktown-the-ukulele-podcast/id436722774 YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRWKuVjsJKQUHYXaXXfmGtA/ Shoutouts: • Patrons:  o Robert Sawyer  o Mandi Harkett - ukulele player, part of Opera-lele  o Mary Agnes Krell - GNUF  o George Anzivino  o Jessica Sammis  o Caroline Francklyn  • Steve - Podcast listener - thanks for your note! Feedback always appreciated. Links: • Phil Doleman - Old time, good time music: https://www.phildoleman.co.uk/ • Heidi Swedberg: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heidi_Swedberg • LCM Exams | Ukulele Graded exams - University of West London: https://lcme.uwl.ac.uk/exams/guitar-ukulele/ukulele • London Ukulele Project: https://londonukuleleproject.co.uk/ • Heidi Swedberg - Ukulele Magazine: http://www.ukulelemag.com/?s=swedberg • GNUF - A Grand Northern Ukulele Festival: https://northernuke.com/ • How to Find Your Bliss: Joseph Campbell: https://www.brainpickings.org/2015/04/09/find-your-bliss-joseph-campbell-power-of-myth/ • Appreciating the legacy of George Formby: http://www.georgeformby.co.uk/ • U3A - University of the Third Age: https://www.u3a.org.uk/ • Koaloha Opio Concert Ukulele Package: https://www.theukulelesite.com/koaloha-opio-concert-ukulele-package.html • 2019 Ken Timms Ukulele Style 0: https://shop.gryphonstrings.com/products/2019-soprano-ken-timms-ukulele-style-0-57226 • Daniel Ward: https://danielward.net/shopping/pre_order_tis_the_season_for_ukulele/ • CDs | Phil Doleman: https://www.phildoleman.co.uk/cds • Doug Brown and the Denver Ukulele Community: https://den-uke.com/ Recorded on December 15, 2019.
Guests: Matt Stead, Andy Andrews Hosts: Stuart Yoshida, Doug Brown It’s a fun-filled episode with first time guest Matt Stead of the Uke Room, and regular guest Andy Andrews of PUKA joining Doug Brown and me to  talk about creating an ukulele experience, looking at ways of inspiring us, creativity traps, ways of using the ukulele to connect people and end loneliness, and a whole bunch more! YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRWKuVjsJKQUHYXaXXfmGtA/ Shoutouts: • Greg Simpson • Tom Towle • Beverly Wood • Don Hatelstad • Ben • Jodie Lee • Matt Williams • Abe Deshotel Links:  • The Uke Room (Matt Stead): https://theukeroom.com/  • Fender Custom Andy Summers Strat reproduction: https://andysummers.com/news/fender-guitar/  • Phil Doleman: https://www.phildoleman.co.uk/  • Mr. B The Gentleman Rhymer: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mr._B_The_Gentleman_Rhymer  • Charlie Beer Ukulele: https://www.facebook.com/Charliebeerukulele/  • Andydan - Uke Planet: https://www.ukeplanet.co.uk/tag/andydan/  • GNUF: https://northernuke.com/  • Matt Stead on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCoAMOtbORqibSDsxBCVFZlw  • Andy Andrews on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ukeandy  • Sulfur dioxide (volcanic emission): https://www.environment.gov.au/protection/publications/factsheet-sulfur-dioxide-so2  • Wonderstruck Ukulele Academy: https://www.wonderstruckukuleleacademy.com/  • Forest Ukulele Retreat 2020: https://theukeroom.com/events/retreat/  • Tunes in the Dunes: https://tunesinthedunes.com/  • Musical Instrument Museum: https://mim.org/  • London Ukulele Project: https://londonukuleleproject.co.uk/london-youth-ukulele-orchestra/tutors  • Gabby Pahinui: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gabby_Pahinui  • Feed to meters conversion: https://www.metric-conversions.org/length/feet-to-meters.htm • Doug Brown and the Denver Ukulele Community: https://den-uke.com/ Recorded on November 17, 2019.
Guests: Stu Fuchs, Amber Rozel Hosts: Stuart Yoshida, Doug Brown Ukulele Zen Instructor extraordinaire Stu Fuchs returns to the show, along with first time guest and Level 3 Certified JHUI instructor Amber Rozel, PLUS text message kibitzing from Doug Brown, as we explore the world of Zen workshops, harnessing the healing power of ukulele music, discuss some unexpected ways of teaching ukulele, and D minor, the saddest key of all. YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRWKuVjsJKQUHYXaXXfmGtA/ Shoutouts: • In memory of EP Davis, one of our original friends of the show who was with us from the beginning • Long time Patrons: o Steve Blair o Ward Jewell o Mike Hind o Mark Jones o Wesla Weller o Matt Stead - he’s joining us on the show next month Links:  • 4th Annual Ukulele Zen Retreat! @ Omega Institute - Jun 30 2019: https://stufuchs.com/event/2378243/474073311/4th-annual-ukulele-zen-retreat  • Amber Rozel | Allegheny Ukulele Soirée: http://ukulelesoiree.com/guests/amber-rozel  • NHSS: https://www.nhstringstudio.com/  • Stu Fuchs: https://stufuchs.com/lessons-workshops  • Zoom: https://zoom.us/meetings/?zcid=1173&creative=356421677439&keyword=zoom%20meeting&matchtype=e&network=g&device=c&gclid=Cj0KCQjwgNXtBRC6ARIsAIPP7RspqdsunS-O3q38RR7sHS5D3H_t6g47B0eb6Myw7ztcsRZFdwD38b0aAl7zEALw_wcB  • Steel City Ukuleles: https://www.meetup.com/Steel-City-Ukuleles/  • Andrew Yang: https://www.yang2020.com/  • Mark Trevis | Coast Cultural Alliance: https://suncoastarts.com/organizer/mark-trevis/  • Quadra Island: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quadra_Island  • The Impossible Burger: https://www.cnet.com/how-to/impossible-burger-everything-you-need-to-know/  • Kala Brand Ukuleles: https://kalabrand.com/  • Cordoba Cares - Cordoba Guitars: https://www.cordobaguitars.com/cordoba-cares/  • KLOS Carbon Fiber Acoustic Electric Ukulele: https://klosguitars.com/products/klos-carbon-fiber-acoustic-electric-ukulele?variant=11369413378091  • Ukulele Club of Santa Cruz Burning Uke, 2019: https://www.burninguke.com/  • A Mach piece (in D minor) by Nigel Tufnel of Spinal Tap: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NgViOqGJEvM  • First Note Sand Blocks: https://www.musiciansfriend.com/classroom-kids/first-note-sand-blocks/464248000000000?cntry=us&source=3WWRWXGP&gclid=Cj0KCQjwgNXtBRC6ARIsAIPP7RuJ0fb_GYLrHVgSjWwhFLV4muD0dMQ2bNnY5YW0Ob0eUIvhTMuNIBMaAoIIEALw_wcB  • The Return of Freddie "Boom Boom" Washington: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ARp-TrtI_dY  • The Best Metronome App (for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch): http://www.frozenape.com/tempo-metronome.html  • Brazilian Drum Machine | Beat Production: https://beatproduction.net/brazilian-drum-machine/  • Metronaut iOS app: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/metronaut-music-accompaniment/id1202148484  • Loopy: https://loopyapp.com/  • Acapella music app: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/acapella-from-picplaypost/id924635678  • 2018 Caribbean Ukulele Cruise! @ Sailing from Ft. Lauderdale - Feb 17 2018: https://stufuchs.com/event/2036483/454602706/2018-caribbean-ukulele-cruise  • The Brothers Cazimero: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Brothers_Cazimero  • James Hill: https://www.jameshillmusic.com/home  • UkeFest Virginia 2019: https://www.ukefestva.com/  • Stu Fuchs on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/ukulelezen 
Guests: Sam Muir, Terry Carter Hosts: Stuart Yoshida, Doug Brown First time guests Sam Muir and Terry Carter go over their recent ukulele festival experiences, delve into finger style and classical ukulele, compare notes on music education in the UK and the US, and get me hankering for Tim Tam, vegemite and making a visit to the folks down under at Valla Beach, plus lots more! Subscribe on iTunes: http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/ooktown-the-ukulele-podcast/id436722774 Shoutouts: • To long-time patrons:  o Michael Kohan of the CC Strummers  o Patrick Timms  o Andy Andrews  o Cynthia Bigelow  o Victoria Vox  o Paul Wynia  Links: • LA International Ukulele Festival: http://www.kalakoa.com/ukulele/ • Terry Carter’s Store: store.ukelikethepros.com • Terry Carter’s website: ukelikethepros.com • MIDI Plant music: https://www.midisprout.com/ • Valla Beach Ukulele Camp in Australia: https://www.vallabeachukulelecamp.net/ • Samantha Muir: https://samanthamuir.com/ukulele/ • Classical Ukulele (Sam Muir): https://iloveclassicalukulele.com/ • Wild Women of Anywhere Beach: https://www.thewildwomenofanywherebeach.net/ • Tim Tam: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tim_Tam • Vegemite: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vegemite • Forest Ukulele Retreat: https://www.facebook.com/forestukuleleretreat/ • Deck The Halls (finger style lesson by Terry Carter): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bzO-FtCH0cI • Daniel Ward: https://www.danielward.net/ • Stu Fuchs: https://www.stufuchs.com/ • Denver Ukulele Festival 2019 Podcast: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H-BXfinXBAs • Andrew Molina: https://andrewmolinaukulele.com/ • Kris Fuchigami: https://www.krisfuchigami.com/ • John King: https://iloveclassicalukulele.com/artists/ • Campanella Ukulele Major Scale Tutorial (Terry Carter): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0YMWUmId474 
Guest: Jodie Lee Hosts: Stuart Yoshida, Doug Brown What summer songs have you been listening to? On this episode, we take a deep dive into songs with Jodie Lee and my co-host Doug Brown as we dig into the top ukulele songs playlist, then later try to guess who’s playlist we’re looking at, and talk about John Atkins and Grace Vanderwaal, deconstructing and reconstructing songs, and so much more! Support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/ooktown Shoutouts: • John Adkins - cool twitter pics with Grace! Links: • Paddleboard & Ukulele Lessons on the Water: https://paddleandstrum.com/ • Blue milk: https://starwars.fandom.com/wiki/Blue_milk • Parker Palmer ("When Way Closes"): https://onbeing.org/blog/when-way-closes/ • News about barack obama summer playlist on Twitter: https://twitter.com/search?q=barack+obama+summer+playlist&ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Esearch • Grace Vanderwaal talks about John "The Ukulele Teacher": https://www.facebook.com/TheUkuleleTeacher/videos/853775638116912/ • Dougs Picture (you need a Facebook account): https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10156344231038639&set=t.1466114992&type=3&theater • Planet Waves Ukulele capo: https://www.amazon.com/Planet-Waves-PW-CP-12-Ukulele-Capo/dp/B00GTSM8CK/ref=sr_1_4?keywords=waves+capo+ukulele&qid=1566763950&s=gateway&sr=8-4 • Grace VanderWaal Takes the Stage with ‘Moonlight’: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ULdxpGzfx20 • Can't Help Falling in Love: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Can%27t_Help_Falling_in_Love • House Of Gold - twenty one pilots (Ukulele Tutorial): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=APc11dBFjtQ • Ukulele Underground: https://ukuleleunderground.com/ • Bridal Chorus (Here Comes the Bride) on Ukulele: http://ukulelehunt.com/2012/04/04/bridal-chorus-here-comes-the-bride-on-ukulele/ • Wonderstruck Ukulele Academy: https://www.wonderstruckukuleleacademy.com/ • Can't Help Falling in Love (Elvis): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Can%27t_Help_Falling_in_Love • Jake Shimabukuro - "Missing Three": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1kn2gJ3CGfA • Sarah Goodroad: https://www.goodroadmusic.com/ • Rocky Mountain Ukulele Orchestra: https://ukuleleorchestra.org/ • The Stowaway Ukulele: https://www.amazon.com/Stowaway-Ukulele-Revealed-Richard-Expeditions/dp/1495099482 • Women of Folk Ensemble with Jen Hitt has something for everyone - Swallow Hill Music: https://swallowhillmusic.org/women-of-folk-ensemble-jen-hitt/ • What Makes This Song Great * The Police: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZB_bJAllmV0 • What Makes This Song Great * Rush: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4P-yUOlOC5M • What Makes This Song Great * Steely Dan (check out Rick getting into the song at 5:30): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BXH7cqrTbmM • What Makes This Song Great * Yes (Roundabout): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SFisOTDzGuE&list=PLW0NGgv1qnfzb1klL6Vw9B0aiM7ryfXV_&index=35&t=666s
Guests: Mary Agnes Krell, Gerald Ross Hosts: Stuart Yoshida We’re all about the 50th anniversary of the landing on the moon, Zero-G ukuleles, GNUF awards, and welcoming back two of my favorite guests, Gerald Ross of geraldross.com and Mary Agnes Krell, one of the driving forces behind GNUF. Plus, we talk about ukulele festival workshops, creating “experiences” at ukulele festivals, and much more! Support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/ooktown Watch us on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2CD7vDdJIU4 Shoutouts: * Doug at the Denver County Fair - let us know how the ukulele contest goes! * GNUF for the Duke of York Community Initiative Award 2019, Epic Award for England from Voluntary Arts in 2018, and Queen's Award for Voluntary Service in 2017 Links: * GNUF: http://northernuke.com/ * Mary Agnes: https://www.maryagneskrell.com/ * Gerald Ross: http://geraldross.com/ * Milo Fultz, bass player: https://www.milofultzmusic.com/about-me * Mauloa Ukuleles: http://www.taiyuanmusical.com/en/products/All-solid-series.html * Ukulele Kids Club: https://theukc.org/ * Planet Waves ukulele capo: https://www.amazon.com/Planet-Waves-PW-CP-12-Ukulele-Capo/dp/B00GTSM8CK * Rob Collins ukuleles: https://tinguitar.com/portfolio/standard-ukuleles/
Guests: Victoria Vox, Hope Dunbar Hosts: Stuart Yoshida, Doug Brown YouTube link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WWBPlOeJiuU As the heat and allergies of summer roll in, we welcome back two great singer-songwriters to the show: Victoria Vox and Hope Dunbar! We follow a circuitous path while we talk about ukulele travels, tackling writers block, ideas on expanding listernship, collaborating on songwriting, and much more!  Shoutouts: • Swallow Hill for hosting the OokTown Podcast at the 12th Annual Denver UkeFest - especially Lindsay Corbin and all the hard working folks at Swallow Hill that made the festival great!  • Congrats to Na Hoku Hanohano winners Herb Ohta Jr. for instrumental album of the year, Kris Fuchigami for instrumental composition of the year for his song “Life Is,” and Taimane for performer of the year - all fabulous ukulele players!  Links:  • Victoria Vox: https://victoriavox.com/  • UKE Magazine — World of Ukes: http://worldofukes.co.uk/uke-magazine-shop  • Prompt Queens: http://promptqueens.libsyn.com/  • Hope Dunbar: http://www.hopedunbarmusic.com/  • Star Belle Ukulele Band: https://www.facebook.com/events/crescent-moon/star-belle-ukulele-band/1028167157273765/  • Take It Easy: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Take_It_Easy  • Mandy Harvey - Deaf Singer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZKSWXzAnVe0  • Jackson Browne "Take It Easy": https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Take_It_Easy  • Carl Jung article: https://thefirstgates.com/2014/01/02/jungs-tower-simplicity-and-the-inner-life/ 
Guests: Aldrine Guerrero, Aaron Nakamura, Stu Fuchs, Casey Cormier Hosts: Stuart Yoshida, Doug Brown We’re back at Swallow Hill for our annual spring Denver UkeFest Podcast with first time guest Stu Fuchs, plus Aldrine Guerreo, Aaron Nakamura, and Casey Cormier. Our conversations go from song arranging using a fish bowl, to ukulele festival cruises and sea sickness, to Scandinavian blue grass heavy metal, and so much more. Watch the show on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H-BXfinXBAs Shoutouts: • Ben Hassenger: best wishes for a quick recovery and healing! http://mightyukeday.com/ • New Patron Michael Kohan of the CC Strummers (https://calirose.com/wackyworld/the-cc-strummers/) out of the Culver City Senior Center led by Cali Rose, and  their “We Will Uke You” (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JRPtFOPZ_4w&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR1tDnYcUcltSboDAyL7qdtK981GOKXt-Vs4TaECYpuXHUSoy298rVxZw5g)  • New Patron George AnzivinoI of The Unlikely Strummers (https://unlikelystrummers.weebly.com/about-us.html). They did a fundraiser for UKC and raised $12,500! • Daniel Ate The Sandwich and V&P: Their next Wonderstruck Ukulele Academy is Nov 7, 2019 - Nov 9, 2019 (https://www.eventbrite.com/e/wonderstruck-ukulele-academy-2019-fort-collins-co-tickets-61610281009) Links:  • Aldrine Guerrero & Aaron Nakamura - Ukulele Underground: https://ukuleleunderground.com/  • Stu Fuchs: https://stufuchs.com/  • Ukulele Zen: https://www.youtube.com/user/StUkulele  • Swallow Hill UkeFest 2019:   • Casey Cormier: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC6O2RF03lDDcoZjkqTRVOpQ  • JoCo Cruise: https://jococruise.com/  • 'Ukulele Cruise — Craig Chee & Sarah Maisel: http://www.cheemaisel.com/ukulele-cruise  • Steve ’N’ Seagulls (https://stevenseagulls.com/) version of “Thunderstruck”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e4Ao-iNPPUc  • Grand Northern Ukulele Festival (GNUF): http://northernuke.com/  • Kalei Gamiao (ukulele) and Milo Fultz (bass ukulele) (go to 32:30): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OLFiElwJUcI&t=2107s Recorded May 11, 2019.
Guests: Ben Hassenger, Andrew Nufer, Cynthia Kinnunen, Steve Espaniola  Hosts: Stuart Yoshida, Doug Brown Ahhh… spring time in the Rockies! With april showers, snow and hay fever, all is new again. And speaking of new, we have new guest Steven Espaniola, Clark Holmes of the Naked Waiters, plus returning guests Cynthia Kinnunen of the Royal City Uke Fest, and Ben Hassenger of the Might Uke Day festival. So you bet we’ll be talking about ukulele festivals, plus the JHUI program, NAMM 2019, and so much more. Shoutouts: • Michelle - thanks for getting in touch with Nataly Dawn! I’m working on contacting her
 • Sabrina of the Grand Paname Ukestra of Paris Links:  • Cynthia Kinnunen: http://www.cynthiakmusic.com/ 
 • Royal City Uke Fest: https://www.royalcityukefest.com/
 • Ukuleles In The Classroom: https://ukuleleintheclassroom.com/ • The James Hill Ukulele Initiative (JHUI): http://www.jhui.org/
 • The Naked Waiters on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tnwaiters/ 
 • The Boring Song: https://youtu.be/_anFZZZGRI8 
 • On the Balcony: https://youtu.be/daVhCVu3RIA 
 • Lee Lee Bear: https://youtu.be/nJECnX3xN7Q 
 • The Cat Song: https://youtu.be/Rs2tL_kGBaQ 
 • Good ol Days: https://youtu.be/Cv6yfeUbTxI 
 • Dear Ida: https://youtu.be/1oFTSmOOFC4 
 • Dance With You: https://youtu.be/tmsJLyrol3g 
 • Steven Espaniola: https://www.stevenespaniola.com/ 
 • Doug Brown: https://den-uke.com/ 

With returning guest Jodie Lee of Baristas Unfiltered, plus co-host Doug Brown, we have first time visitors to the Podcast George Bartle and Mandi Harkett (aka Opera-lele) for some laugh snortin' good fun as we meander through talking talking about performing, finding your style, Huffle Puff, new stuff we’ve seen or gotten, and more! Shoutouts: • Hope Dunbar - how about coming on the show in April?  • Ben Hassenger - ditto! Links: • Opera-lele: https://www.opera-lele.co.uk/  • Barista Unfiltered by Jodie Lee & Austin Miller: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/barista-unfiltered/id1440211101?mt=2  • Paddleboard & Ukulele Lessons on the Water: https://paddleandstrum.com/  • Rocky Mountain Ukulele Orchestra: http://ukuleleorchestra.org/  • Prompt Queens Podcast — Hope Dunbar: http://www.hopedunbarmusic.com/prompt-queens-podcast  • Czech Ukulele Festival: http://ukulelefestival.cz/domains/ukulelefestival.cz/index.php/home  • Victor and Penny Victor and Penny: http://www.victorandpenny.com/  • Opera-lele on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Operalele/posts/1376991745775907?comment_id=1378353292306419&comment_tracking=%7B%22tn%22%3A%22R%22%7D  • Danielle Ate The Sandwich: http://danielleatethesandwich.com/  • Wonderstruck Ukulele Academy: https://www.wonderstruckukuleleacademy.com/  • This Week @ the Lodge: https://boulderelks.com/2017/02/23/this-week-the-lodge-36/  • Frome Ukuklele Festival: http://www.fromeukulelefestival.org/  • Burlesque Festival 2019: http://hebdenbridge.org/burlesque-festival-2019-line-up/  • London Ukulele Project: https://londonukuleleproject.co.uk/  • World of Ukes: http://worldofukes.co.uk/  • League of Ukulele Gentlemen: https://www.leagueofukulelegentlemen.com/  • A Proposed New Event for 2020 - A Ukulele River Cruise on the Danube: http://worldofukes.co.uk/blog/2018/12/11/a-proposed-new-event-for-2020-a-ukulele-river-cruise-on-the-danube  • Jodie Lee: https://jodielee.com/
Guests: Mary Agnes Krell, Heidi Swedberg and Daniel Ward Hosts: Stuart Yoshida, Doug Brown t’s a mid-Winter Podcast, and it’s great to have back regular guests Heidi  Swedberg and Daniel Ward, along with Mary Agnes Krell of GNUF. And Doug is back after surviving the National Western Stock Show. There’s lots of discussion on ukuleles and public libraries, upcoming events and guests at GNUF, the Denver Ukulele Fest, finding the “Why” for your ukulele groups, and much more. 
Shoutouts: • John Campbell - a listener from down-under - Thanks for checking on the Brandy Chords from Jeff Thomas! • DATS - congrats on the five songs in 24 hours!  • Hope Dunbar - invite me to your Podcast!  • Rose from Ukulele Highway - I’m looking forward to being on your show  • Operalele - looking forward to having you on in March!  Links:  • Heidi Swedberg: http://sukeyjumpmusic.com/  • Daniel Ward: http://danielward.net/  • GNUF - A Grand Northern Ukulele Festival: http://northernuke.com/  • Danielle Ate The Sandwich: http://danielleatethesandwich.com/  • DATS 24 Hour Album: http://danielleatethesandwich.com/dats-4th-annual-24-hour-album/  • Hope Dunbar: http://www.hopedunbarmusic.com/  • Ukulele Library Program: https://sukeyjumpmusic.wordpress.com/2019/01/13/ukes-in-libraries-check-it-out/  • Library Contact: mhortan@lapl.org  • Welcome - Music for Life: http://www.musicforlife.org/  • Events | Jefferson County Public Library: https://jeffcolibrary.bibliocommons.com/events/search/q=ukulele&local_start=2018-12-31%20TO%202019-02-28  • The Duke of York Award: http://www.thedukeofyorkscommunityinitiative.org.uk/  • The Queen's Award for Voluntary Service: https://www.gov.uk/queens-award-for-voluntary-service  • Bad Mouse Orchestra: https://www.facebook.com/badmouseorchestra/  • Ralph Shaw: http://ralphshaw.ca/  • Stanley Brinks & Freschard — Fika Recordings: https://fikarecordings.com/stanley-brinks-and-freschard  • Denver Ukulele Festival 2019: https://swallowhillmusic.org/ukefest/  • Ukulele Festival of Great Britain: https://www.facebook.com/Ukulele-Festival-of-Great-Britain-307157506649/  • Uke Ohana: https://ukeohana.com/ Recorded February 24, 2019.
Just ahead of the arctic vortex (which thankfully didn’t reach Colorado), it’s a mini-summit on Ukulele Podcasting! My guest and ukulele paddler, Jodie Lee, comes aboard to talk about her experiences starting a podcast, the shared experience of Wonderstruck, and we even had a guest appearance by Doug Brown as he takes a break from the last day of the National Western Stock Show. PLUS, I reveal the name of the 15 year old singer-songwriter prodigy. Guest: Jodie Lee Hosts: Stuart Yoshida, Doug Brown YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rc4XBZKCkNE iTunes: http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/ooktown-the-ukulele-podcast/id436722774 Shoutouts: * Toby - for asking about the 15-year old prodigy we saw at Wonderstruck… because I can finally report back that: * Julia Kirkwood is the phenom we saw and heard. Thanks to her mom Andie for giving us the “ok” to give a shoutout to Julia. Here’s the link to her website: https://www.juliakirkwood.com/ * John Campbell from Oz - mahalo for contacting me and suggesting a guest! * Jeffrey Thomas - for sending me his arrangement of Brandy * Rose from Ukulele Highway - we’ll get you on another Podcast, and thanks for the topics! https://ukulelehighway.com/ * Mike and Caroline - I hope everything went well, and ditto on having you on an upcoming show: http://www.unplugthewood.com/unplugthewood/ Links: * Rocky Mountain Ukulele Orchestra: http://ukuleleorchestra.org/ * Barista Unfiltered podcast: www.baristaunfiltered.com * Wonderstruck Ukulele Academy: https://www.wonderstruckukuleleacademy.com/ * Paddle and Strum: www.paddleandstrum.com * Rock Choir Colorado: http://faceacademyofmusic.com/rock-choir/ * Jodie bought her first serious ukulele - the Ohana Pineapple PK 70G: https://ohana-music.com/product/pk-70g-pineapple-shaped-solid-spruce-solid-mahogany-soprano/ * Clogging: http://www.applechillcloggers.org/ * YouTube Cogging video featuring Jodie Lee: https://youtu.be/eQFNvhxdPXo * National Western Stock Show: https://nationalwestern.com/ Recorded on January 27, 2019.
Guest: Gerald Ross Hosts: Stuart Yoshida, Doug Brown
 On our last Podcast of the year, we visit Wendy’s in search of product placement sponsorship, talk about our top five ukulele gadgets and songs; send shoutouts to all our guests in 2018, patrons, listeners, and our families; and in general celebrate our time together just laughing and talking about the ukulele with regular guest Gerald Ross and co-host Doug Brown. Shoutouts: • Too many to list! To all my guests, listeners, family, and people who've written to me: MAHALO (THANK YOU)! Links: • Ashokan Uke Fest: https://ashokan.org/uke-fest/ • Gerald Ross website: https://geraldross.com/ • Gerald Ross | CD Baby Music Store: https://store.cdbaby.com/cd/geraldross8 • Wendy's: https://menu.wendys.com/ • Carbon Fiber Ukulele: https://klosguitars.com/pages/ukulele • Zoom H6: https://www.zoom-na.com/products/field-video-recording/field-recording/h6-handy-recorder • Plymouth Congregational UCC: http://www.plymouthucc.org/ • Xvive wireless transmitter: http://www.xviveaudio.com/productInfo.asp?id=359 • Ukulele Kids Club: https://theukc.org/
Guests: Lucy Laforge, Victoria Vox Hosts: Stuart Yoshida, Doug Brown The season of Thanksgiving reminds us to be grateful, and so it’s with deep gratitude that I welcome back Lucy Laforge fresh off her tour of Europe, along with Victoria Vox, ukulele artist and mouth trumpeter extraordinaire. We celebrate Grrl Power, talk about what it’s like being a female ukulele artist, explore the ins and outs of getting onto the Ukulele Festival Circuit, and much more. Shoutouts: • Renée for becoming a Patron and being a part of the ukulele group at Spotlight Music in Fort Collins  • The Plymouth Ukulele Club - thanks for attending the strumming workshop! http://www.plymouthucc.org/ Links:  • Global Village Museum: http://globalvillagemuseum.org/  • Victoria Vox: https://www.victoriavox.com/  • Raiatea Helm on OokTown - Ep. 12: Heavy Nylon: https://ooktown.com/2013-shows/ep-12-heavy-nylon • Raiatea Helm: http://raiateahelm.com/ • Grace VanderWaal: https://gracevanderwaal.com/ • Pomplamoose: https://www.pomplamoose.com/ • Gerald Ross: https://geraldross.com/ • American Federation of Musicians: https://www.afm.org/ • Victoria Vox on Jay Leno: https://www.facebook.com/TheTimeMachine/videos/222018528464/ • A Very Merry Mouth Trumpet Holiday with Victoria Vox: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/victoriavox/a-very-merry-mouth-trumpet-holiday • Wigs for kids: https://www.wigsforkids.org/ • Locks of Love: https://locksoflove.org/ • Galactron vs Reptar: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7-nkgdhf258
Guests: Mike Hind, Ben Hassenger Hosts: Stuart Yoshida, Doug Brown The Fall is bringing the cold air down from Canada into Lansing, home of returning guest Ben Hassenger. We’re also bringing in the warmth from Bermuda with first time guest Mike Hind. You’ll get a sneak peak at what it was like at Wonderstruck, get some tips on performing, building a better ukulele club, and so much more. Become a Patron of the Podcast! Visit www.patreon.com/ooktown Shoutouts: • Cynthia, Michelle and Jody - it was great to meet you in person at Wonderstruck.  • Ukulele Rob and the St. John’s Second Saturday Uke Gathering - Mahalo for mentioning the OokTown Podcast • Rose for starting the “Ukulele Highway” podcast - congratulations!  • Plymouth Ukulele Group - they did a fantastic job at the opening of the “Living Aloha” exhibit at the Global Village Museum  • Dave from ukulelego.com Links:  • Ep. 72 on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N3uuXWDhG90 • Ukulele Festival of Scotland: https://ukulelefestivalofscotland.co.uk/  • Mike Hind: https://mikehind.bandcamp.com/  • Tribal Rites Tattoo in Fort Collins: http://www.tribalritestattoo.com/  • Peace, Love, and Donuts: https://www.peaceloveandlittledonuts.com/  • Wonderstruck Ukulele Academy: https://www.wonderstruckukuleleacademy.com/  • Might Use Day: http://mightyukeday.com/  • Jake Shimabukuro (“The Greatest Day”): http://jakeshimabukuro.com/  • Uketoberfest: http://college.interlochen.org/adult-classes/uketoberfest  • Flea Bitten Dawgs: http://www.fleabittendawgs.com/  • The Dock in Bermuda: https://www.fairmont.com/southampton-bermuda/dining/thedock/  • Grand Norther Ukulele Festival: http://northernuke.com/  • Zoë Bestel: http://zoebestel.co.uk/  • Unplug The Wood: http://www.unplugthewood.com/  • Ukulele Kings & Ben Hassenger:http://benhassenger.com/music/the-ukulele-kings/  • Mid-west Uke Camp: http://www.midwestukecamp.com/  • Janey Klein: http://www.janetklein.com/web/main.htm  • Ukulele Magazine: http://www.ukulelemag.com/  • Lansing Area Ukulele Group: https://benhassenger.com/laugh/  • Ohana DIY ukuleles: https://ohana-music.com/product-tag/diy-kit/  • Mikes found his happy place | The Royal Gazette:Bermuda Lifestyle: http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20130716/ISLAND/707169999  • Little Drummer Girl: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cozHT9QaFJo  • Moe’s BBQ in Denver: https://moesdenver.com/englewood-bbq-restaurant-sports-bar/ 
Guests: Danielle Anderson, Erin McGrane and Jeff Freling Hosts: Stuart Yoshida, Doug Brown As the Summer winds down, we’re still all about The FUN of talking ukulele with folks like Danielle, Erin, and Jeff, AKA Danielle Ate The Sandwich, and Victor and Penny. It’s all kinds of talk about wrassling, Wonderstruck, UkeFest 2.0, busking, and lots, lots more! Become a Patron of the Podcast! Visit www.patreon.com/ooktown Video of episode: https://www.youtube.com/edit?o=U&video_id=gtZbDpww23E Shoutouts: * Cam to update me on the Kala UBass * Ross for reaching out to me about ukulele happenings around Fort Collins * Rachel for reaching out to me about “A Stowaway Ukulele” book by Larry Bartram - I’m reading it right now Links: * Wonderstruck Academy: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/wonderstruck-ukulele-academy-by-victor-penny-danielle-ate-the-sandwich-tickets-45628519129 * Victor & Penny: http://www.victorandpenny.com/ * Danielle Ate The Sandwich: http://danielleatethesandwich.com/ * Music Institute: https://www.mi.edu/ * “Men In Black” featuring Danielle Ate The Sandwich: https://stuartyoshida.bandcamp.com/releases * Tap Dancing lessons: http://teaganbrown.com/about/ * Laurence Busker Festival: http://www.lawrencebuskerfest.com/ * RTA app: http://www.studiosixdigital.com/ * MacGyver: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/MacGyver * New Peter + Wendy: The Entire Adventure: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLkF--ahv3nwpPqCfzKh1OyfR9NwVRAXwD * Maker Faire: https://denver.makerfaire.com/ * Paula Pizan Jewelry: https://www.etsy.com/shop/PaulaPizaniJewelry * Doug Brown: http://den-uke.com/
Guests: Ben from "Ukulele Roadtrips," Gerald Ross Hosts: Stuart Yoshida, Doug Brown The Autumnal Equinox has come and gone, and as the year flies by our theme for this episode is appropriately about traveling. And who better to bring on the show than Ben from “Ukulele Roadtrips,” and our regular guest Gerald Ross. Both of these Road Warriors share stories with Doug and me as we explore how to travel with an ukulele. Shoutouts: * Jodie and her Paddle and Strum classes: http://paddleandstrum.com/ * Rose from Melbourne Australia is starting an ukulele Podcast - looking forward to hearing it! * Michelle - for being a Patron and sending me the topic suggestion and possible guests and to the East Mountain Strummers Links: * Paddleboard & Ukulele Lessons on the Water: https://paddleandstrum.com/ * Wonderstruck Ukulele Academy: https://www.wonderstruckukuleleacademy.com/ * Ben from Ukulele Roadtrips: http://www.ukuleleroadtrips.com/ * Gerald Ross: https://geraldross.com/ * Ukulele Roadtrips Podcast: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-ukulele-road-trips-podcast-ukulele-road-trips/id995220120?mt=2 * Ukulele Roadtrips Store: http://www.ukuleleroadtrips.com/ * CLOUDMUSIC Fashion Musical: https://www.cloud-music.us/ * Hoffee Cases, inc.: http://www.carbonfibercases.com/ * Czech Ukulele Festival: http://ukulelefestival.cz/domains/ukulelefestival.cz/index.php/home * Lviv: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lviv * Ashokan Ukulele Festival: https://ashokan.org/uke-fest/ * Transnistria: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Transnistria_autonomous_territorial_unit * Uke Fest du Nord: http://ukefestdunord.weebly.com/ * KLOS Guitars: https://klosguitars.com * Greendale Community College: http://community-sitcom.wikia.com/wiki/Greendale_Community_College * Baby Elephant Walk - Swing Ukulele - Gerald Ross: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LYHD_Wuy3SM * Strummin' Man Ukulele Festival | Panama City, FL: https://www.standrewsukes.org/strum * UKEtoberfest Ukulele Festival Springfield Oregon October 26-28: http://uketoberfest.com/
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Colorado School of Ukulele, LLC
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Apr 29th, 2011
Latest Episode
Sep 28th, 2020
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