Links

The documentary “Under the Boardwalk” really is “a ukulele love story.”  Info at http://ninakoocherfilms.com/

www.torchclub.net  The World Famous Torch Club, Sacramento’s iconic blues bar.

www.playuke.net  Home of the Reno Uke Fest, and tons of other great ukulele activities.

www.fleamarketmusic.com  The original ukulele emporium!  Ukes, music, accessories, chat, etc.

www.myamoeukuleles.com  Char & Gordon Mayer and Aaron Keim, makers of some of the best ukuleles on the planet.

www.ukemaker.com  Mike DaSilva, maker of some more best ukuleles on the planet.

www.iriguchiukuleles.com  David and Diana Iriguchi, makers of ukuleles that are not only great instruments, but stunning works of art as well.

www.victoriavox.com  America’s premier ukulele songwriter and entertainer.  Check out her Instagram photos every day!

www.dominator.ukeland.com  Dominic “Dominator” Pieranunzio.  Great performer, uke maker, and tablature publisher.

www.playukulelebyear.com  Home of Mr. Ukulele Enthusiasm Jim D’Ville.  Great tips, lessons, and his informative “three questions” video interviews with ukulele performers, makers, and shakers.

www.panzumo.com Did you know that the ukulele is a rhythm instrument, too?  For a couple of years I was privileged to be able to take African drumming and dance lessons from Santa Barbara-based Budhi Harlow and Lisa Beck, and I know that the experience contributed a lot to my music.  Check them out, and if you live in the area, dive in!  And if not, at least sign up for Lisa’s great newsletter.

www.picklehead.com/ian.html  Ian Whitcomb, musician, historian, writer, songwriter and all-around musical treasure, who put the uke on the map before Tiny Tim, with his rendition of the Tin Pan Alley classic “Where did Robinson Crusoe Go (with Friday on Saturday Night)?”

www.luxuriamusic.com Listen live via the internet, or download podcasts.  Home of “The Ian Whitcomb Show,” and Jonpaul Balak’s “Fiberglass Jungle” for all of you surf music fans.

www.thestrumshop.com In Roseville, CA.  Worth a few days’ drive for all of your stringed instrument needs.

www.elderly.com One of America’s premier stringed instrument stores.  Get on the email list for vintage ukes as they come in.

www.gryphonstrings.com In Palo Alto, CA.  Do you have a vintage Martin in need of expert repair?  Frank Ford is America’s expert when it comes to guitar and uke restoration.

www.emilykollars.com Great jazz vocalist in Sacramento, CA.

www.tonijannotta.com Great jazz vocalist in Ventura, CA.

www.kalabrand.com Probably the best ukulele value on the market today (if you can actually choose just one from Kala’s amazingly broad line-up).

www.ralphshaw.ca The “King of the Ukulele” from Vancouver, Canada.  Sign up for Ralph’s free Ukulele Entertainer e-Newsletter.

www.mccabes.com  The place to go in Southern California, and the host of the original “Legends of Ukulele” back in 1998.

www.lilrev.com  Home of one of America’s greatest entertainers and story-tellers, Marc “Lil’ Rev” Revenson.

www.sacblues.com  Home of the Sacramento Blues Society.  The ukulele’s great for blues — both playing ’em and curing ’em!

www.crockerartmuseum.org  More than just great traditional and contemporary art.  Music, education, and fun!