Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Saintseneca || NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert

The NPR tiny desk concerts are really a treat to come across and even better for us when there's a bari uke involved in the process. There are 3 songs in the set. Song 2 has some fine bari work by Zak Little in it!

Copied from NPR's YT Channel comments...

Published on Jul 29, 2014
One of the many instruments you may hear Saintseneca play — beyond the banjo, baglama, bulbul, balalaika, bowed banjo, baritone ukulele, bass and bouzouki — is a stomp box. Basically, it's a roughly 2'x2' plywood floorboard meant for pounding the beat. At a show just before this Tiny Desk Concert, craftily bearded singer Zac Little put his boot right through that floorboard.Saintseneca had its beginnings in the heart of a small Appalachian town in Ohio, and the band grew up at college in Columbus. This year's Dark Arc is a pastiche of gentle lyrical moments and punk anthems, often within the same tune and often with that aforementioned stomp, straight from a small wooden porch.After Saintseneca left the Tiny Desk, I pointed the band to a hardware store to replace its broken floorboard — only to get a note a while later telling me that the new board had been destroyed within weeks. Here's a good sampling of what the group does best, though you should be sure to see Saintseneca in concert, where its fierceness is afoot. --BOB BOILEN

Set List:
"Happy Alone"
"Fed Up With Hunger"
"Blood Bath"

Credits:
Producers: Bob Boilen, Denise DeBelius; Audio Engineer: Kevin Wait; Videographers: Olivia Merrion, Nick Michael; photo by Olivia Merrion/NPR

Linda Louden || Fish & Bird (Tom Waits cover)

Season of the Uke #127 -- Short Story Songs



Seth Avett also gives it a try on guitar...

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Todd B || Brain Cloudy Blues

I had missed Todd's bari tunes for quite a while. You can see why I am so glad he's back fiddling with his bari!



Gospel: Jesus Loves Me (with some extra verses)

Mimi Dreamie || I Can't Get Started

Another treat from Mimi Dreamie...

Friday, July 25, 2014

Stuart Fuchs || The Chunk

Stuart Fuchs || Clave Strum Lesson

Stuart teaches this strum on a standard ukulele but the clarity and quality of instruction makes  it well worth the watch...



www.stufuchs.com

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...



http://garretbaker.bandcamp.com/album/endtimes-praise

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Ragtime Bari Selection

Dr Bekken...
 Mark Schuler . . . . . . . . .   
Phil Hendricks...
Phil Hendricks . . . . . . . .  

Craig Wall || There She Goes

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Glen Rose || Jazzy Ukulele Baritone Ukulele Book 2 with Accompanying Video

Glen Rose has been putting together music books for a long time. He is a fantastic Jazz Musician and historian. He also enjoys playing the baritone ukulele and has supported the instrument in his self-published books and videos. I want to provide you a link today, link, and will follow up with more soon. (Scroll down to see the bari books!)

Verweggistan Express || "Son Cubano" Chan Chan (Silent Tutorial)

Jenny Littlefield || Oh, I (Original Song)

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Cherie Tay & David || Let's Fall In Love

Very nice performance & recording. Cherie reminds us of one of the pioneers of posting bari specific songs & chords: Doctor Uke. She also provides a link to the song, http://www.doctoruke.com/letsdoitbar.pdf

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Wiggle & Strum with a bunch of Baris

Old Town School writes, "A spin-off of Wiggleworms, at The Old Town School of Folk Music, grownups learn to play the baritone ukulele and lead Wiggleworms songs in Wiggle N Strum!"