View Full Version : Uke Article in SF Bay Guardian

01-22-2010, 06:57 AM
an article about the recent uke explosion in the bay area. it makes mention of jake, that little kid that plays jake (not aldrine), uni and her ukelele, and some others.

"The mighty uke"
The ukulele darts back into the musical spotlight, lickety-split


01-22-2010, 07:07 AM
an article about the recent uke explosion in the bay area. ...

The Makai headquarters blew up!!??


Ahnko Honu
01-22-2010, 07:48 AM
"As soon as I picked up the uke, I started writing a song," explains vocalist-ukester Emily Ritz of HoneyComb. "Its size was perfect, and I liked the challenge of making a uke sound dirty, dark, and dangerous." Influenced by everyone from Billie Holiday to Joanna Newsom, Ritz turns the ukulele into something mysterious and haunting."

Emily Ritz is a classmate of my son (Kailua Elementary), and the daughter of Lyle Ritz. I am surprised she does not mention her father as an influence or mention her connection at all. I'm guessing she doesn't want to ride his coat tails or be compared to him. Good to hear she's picked up the 'ukulele, haven't heard from her in years.

01-22-2010, 08:28 AM
Nice article Russell. Thanks for sharing.

01-22-2010, 11:40 AM
I'm just thrilled we got past "Tiny Bubbles" or maybe "Tiptoe thru the Tulips"...ukes sound so much better doing the newer stuff! Don't you think?:nana: