Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Butterfly Bandito || I Wanna Be Sedated

One thing about staying focused on the bari is that there is a very independent mindset in bari players. Every day I take a look at what's been posted and I find something between 1 to 5 videos to choose from. I find music, familiar or unfamiliar, old, contemporary or original and played by range of talented players.

I have found several prolific bari players that have defined the community an created a solid base of supportive and enthusiastic players. Jon (Butterfly Bandito) is clearly one of those. Although I have only watched from afar it is clear he's been playing and singing for a very long time. He has played a wide range of music from Gospel, Old-Time, ..., Contemprary, to Punk. 

Hunt for more of Jon's playing... https://www.youtube.com/user/butterflybandito

A long time favorite of mine has been Todd Baio who originally posted as Doogey9. Todd had a love for the older Bluesy and Gospel type songs. I think his videos had the greatest influence on my desire to play the baritone ukulele. I love the deeper rich tones that we find with the DoGBonE tuned uke. You can search thru his videos and find many bari-uke treasures here, https://www.youtube.com/user/doogey9

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Garret Baker || Bandcamp

I have been following Garret for quite a while. He has a very unique melancholic sound with an Irish accent and has used his bari in many videos where he did preliminary demos. The videos would sadly disappear as they finished his early creative purposes. Here's Garret's albums on Bandcamp...