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Ukulele JJ
04-17-2009, 04:27 AM
I'm sure a solid majority of you have hever heard of Nickel Creek (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SGvBteFZiGE).

But for the rest of you, here's an article in this week's Nashville City Paper about fiddler Sara Watkins:

Young veteran Watkins claims her 'Rite' to solo (http://www.nashvillecitypaper.com/content/lifestyles/young-veteran-watkins-claims-her-rite-solo)


Besides her usual array of explosive and masterful fiddle solos and accompaniment, Watkins plays a little guitar and quite a bit of ukulele, an instrument that shes enjoying more lately.

I kind of picked up the ukulele as another instrument I could use to write songs, Watkins confessed. I dont really consider myself a guitarist, especially when you compare me to my brother. But the ukulele is small and light, and there are some very interesting things you can do with it in terms of chord structure. I can take my three chords and kind of mix and match them.

:shaka:

JJ

UKISOCIETY
04-17-2009, 04:30 AM
I'm sure a solid majority of you have hever heard of Nickel Creek (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SGvBteFZiGE).

But for the rest of you, here's an article in this week's Nashville City Paper about fiddler Sara Watkins:

Young veteran Watkins claims her 'Rite' to solo (http://www.nashvillecitypaper.com/content/lifestyles/young-veteran-watkins-claims-her-rite-solo)



:shaka:

JJ



May I just say here that I met her once and she's very cute. Apropos of nothing. Glad she's giving the uke a chance. Now if Chris Thiele took it up...!

Ukulele JJ
04-17-2009, 04:43 AM
Now if Chris Thiele took it up...!


I've always considered Jake to be to the Uke what Thile is the mando. They should do a project together. That would be: :bowdown:

JJ

UKISOCIETY
04-17-2009, 04:48 AM
I've always considered Jake to be to the Uke what Thile is the mando. They should do a project together. That would be: :bowdown:

JJ

They both took part in the Bach Project, but did it separately. Jake (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Ad39Qv3qKg)and Chris. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x76AgWdh9Yk)

Ahnko Honu
04-17-2009, 08:09 AM
http://wadeonbirmingham.com/wp-content/creek1.jpg

Captain Google
04-17-2009, 08:15 AM
Now if Chris Thiele took it up...!

Conversely, if Chris Crocker took it up... :eek:

UKISOCIETY
04-17-2009, 08:21 AM
http://wadeonbirmingham.com/wp-content/creek1.jpg

OK, experts. What kind of uke is that? Cool pic!!:)

Ukulele JJ
04-17-2009, 08:33 AM
OK, experts. What kind of uke is that? Cool pic!!:)

Kinda looks like a Gibson headstock. Didn't know they made ukes.

JJ

ukeshale
04-17-2009, 08:39 AM
it's an andy powers tenor i think

Ahnko Honu
04-17-2009, 08:40 AM
It's one of them there 4 string mini guitars.

carpekd
04-17-2009, 12:38 PM
I love nickel creek...
great band. didn't know she played the uke tho :)

Captain Google
04-17-2009, 12:53 PM
Conversely, if Chris Crocker took it up... :eek:

"Leave Jake alone!!" :D

Sheesh, do I have to think of everything?

Woodstocksp3
04-18-2009, 11:17 AM
I love Nickel Creek! Sara is awesome, I saw them in concert last year and their talent is unbelievable! Unfortunately Sara didn't play the ukulele. I'm still in shock though at how good their concert was, I've never seen anything like it in my entire life!

Ukulele JJ
04-18-2009, 12:35 PM
I'm still in shock though at how good their concert was, I've never seen anything like it in my entire life!

You should go see Chris Thile with his own band (they were the How to Grow a Band when I saw them... they're the Punch Brothers now). That'll really blow your mind.

Last time I saw Thile in concert, it was just him an bassist Edgar Meyer. And I was :worship: the whole time.

JJ