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Xcalith
01-25-2013, 11:26 PM
Hi! I'm relatively new to the ukulele and is still discovering new artists. I have this preference to instrumental players (since I can't sing) and am looking for artists like Jake Shimabukuro or Abe Lagrimas. Any artist suggestions aside from the above?

smellofstrings
01-25-2013, 11:33 PM
My #1 hero: Corey Fujimoto


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LEh-v_urJ1U

smellofstrings
01-25-2013, 11:36 PM
My #2 hero: Kalei Gamiao


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=omqWkYFTPJc

smellofstrings
01-25-2013, 11:39 PM
My #3 hero: Gerald Ross


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jkdpBjbgxNk

Lexxy
01-25-2013, 11:54 PM
Our very own Aldrine Guerrero!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s9AaLawNlu4

smellofstrings
01-26-2013, 01:19 AM
Oh yes!!! Aldrine Guerrero!!! Awesome!!! :agree:

coolkayaker1
01-26-2013, 02:33 AM
Since you're up to number 4, my number 4 finger style excellent player/ hero: smell of strings.

No crap, Brah, you are excellent. Your videos are strong. Simple video, one take performances, extremely well done. I'm a youtube subscriber because I like your style and hope to play like you someday ( just as you might sub to Kalei to play like him someday).

Sorry for being so " gushy", SOS.

smellofstrings
01-26-2013, 02:43 AM
Since you're up to number 4, my number 4 finger style excellent player/ hero: smell of strings.

No crap, Brah, you are excellent. Your videos are strong. Simple video, one take performances, extremely well done. I'm a youtube subscriber because I like your style and hope to play like you someday ( just as you might sub to Kalei to play like him someday).

Sorry for being so " gushy", SOS.

wow... I don't know what to say but THANK YOU! I'm so glad that you like my playing!

kissing
01-26-2013, 02:49 AM
Often overlooked, but my favourite ukulele musician is Jan Laurenz:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JISARv9Bbls
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JISARv9Bbls

Lexxy
01-26-2013, 02:54 AM
Our very own William Sung too!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gDTG2n6y4gs

CTurner
01-26-2013, 03:02 AM
Mr. Benny Chong:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e6y0mNVR03A

CTurner
01-26-2013, 03:03 AM
Mr. Craig Brandau

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HSJ_c0YFPvQ

coolkayaker1
01-26-2013, 03:35 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QCTSuK0NiaE

Gordon Mark

CTurner
01-26-2013, 03:36 AM
Yes, yes, Gordon Mark too!

coolkayaker1
01-26-2013, 03:36 AM
Cali Rose knocks this out of the park, into the parking lot, and cracked a windshield with this one.



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fl2DXuwit6c

smellofstrings
01-26-2013, 04:33 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1sQg3S7FvD0

I like this Japanese player too!

smellofstrings
01-26-2013, 04:38 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tdfdq5QZAJQ

Kimo Hussey :worship:

slackkey007
01-26-2013, 04:57 AM
Don't forget Sungha Jung.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j0OYNzVhX-Q

KimosTherapy
01-26-2013, 05:04 AM
Bruddah Chris Salvador.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S0fM24a0Z40

KimosTherapy
01-26-2013, 05:07 AM
Bruddah Herb Ohta Jr


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yz7Goy6naZc

coolkayaker1
01-26-2013, 05:14 AM
Chris Salvador's "Tsunami", and I thank you for posting it here, KT, is the one song (in that very video) that I come back to an listen every couple of months. Why? It burns like the cinders of Hades on those lightening fingers. It's probably the single most energetic and yet nuanced song I have ever heard on four strings. It's wild when he does that thing at 2:02 minutes.

And he doesn't even make weird faces when he plays it.

KimosTherapy
01-26-2013, 05:16 AM
Bruddah Daniel Ho


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h1wNElovghY

coolkayaker1
01-26-2013, 05:20 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xd5UYQdzAxQ

Fingerstyle golpe. :o Michael Wagner.

KimosTherapy
01-26-2013, 05:20 AM
Sistah Brittni Paiva


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FBwBlIBfpYY

KimosTherapy
01-26-2013, 05:30 AM
Sistah Taimane Gardner


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I0yhzSyPBqM

KimosTherapy
01-26-2013, 05:32 AM
Uncle Ledward Kaapana


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GjBWMKp-Rvc

KimosTherapy
01-26-2013, 05:34 AM
Bruddah Troy Fernandez


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c4AhihRf-2k

KimosTherapy
01-26-2013, 05:36 AM
Bruddah Imua Garza


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-gpCZCuQHPs

KimosTherapy
01-26-2013, 05:41 AM
Bruddah James Hill


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KV2nZF-pZ1g

KimosTherapy
01-26-2013, 05:46 AM
Bruddah Matt Dahlberg


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DPWRGVqY6gE&list=UURplF1Rc-e-TUboGhcgREtQ&index=33

KimosTherapy
01-26-2013, 05:49 AM
Uncle Peter Moon


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JtgdM8zsI88

utube
01-26-2013, 09:50 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sf3gar4VwJ8&list=PL71A5F5DB699C8597&index=10

I like this uke players videos!

Tim Mullins
01-26-2013, 12:53 PM
Del Rey!


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wxk3N7GOgX4

CTurner
01-26-2013, 02:47 PM
Yes, yes to all these wonderful players!

xyz
01-26-2013, 03:44 PM
Great thread. I discovered a bunch of awesome players !

He's been mentionned, but no video was posted... so here is one of Abe Lagrimas :

http://vimeo.com/52606234

keliiyama
01-26-2013, 04:17 PM
Wow who is this player BTW?

Mahalo!


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sf3gar4VwJ8&list=PL71A5F5DB699C8597&index=10

I like this uke players videos!

lambchop
01-26-2013, 04:57 PM
Abe Lagrimas! He combines fingerstyle with a lot of others, but he's my absolute favorite ukulele player:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ko12Rtu-AxE

lambchop
01-26-2013, 05:05 PM
I thought this was some nice finger style picking, even if I do say so myself (if no one speaks for you, you gotta nominate yourself I guess!): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tGeBJdicxdA

utube
01-26-2013, 05:27 PM
Wow who is this player BTW?

Mahalo!

I don't know! I wish I could read Japanese so I can see what she plays.
I just came across it a while back and don't remember how.

coolkayaker1
01-26-2013, 05:41 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-F7cQslxpTc

The quiet American, Mr. Aaron Keim

paw123los
01-26-2013, 08:07 PM
Mr. Benny Chong was mentioned before - but not with THAT video attached. I totally droped ma jaw on the floor after watching that.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8tNYRBwBK0w

caukulele
01-27-2013, 04:27 AM
I just wanted to say that I am loving this thread...what a wonderful inspiration..and so many new people to discover. Thanks everyone for sharing such talents!

23skidoo
01-27-2013, 06:57 AM
UU's own Ryrod.....


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vNopNFEzHjM

23skidoo
01-27-2013, 06:58 AM
another of my favorite UU players - Casey.....


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A4BELndTqpA

23skidoo
01-27-2013, 06:59 AM
one of Casey's stellar originals....


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vWV34cAHBZ8

Dave-0
01-27-2013, 07:49 AM
One of my favorite players of any genre.

http://youtu.be/kGnBcCIXhKE

SamUke
01-27-2013, 07:52 AM
About half way through Herb Ohta does this amazing finger tapping thing with the frets and soundboard.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7qUf_mUJ7cU

Xcalith
01-28-2013, 01:55 AM
Wow I never expected to get so many replies. Thanks for all your suggestions!

Unfortunately, I'm gonna have to prioritize the artists listed here that have actual albums that I can listen to since I'm always on the go.

xyz
01-28-2013, 05:47 AM
Less known but incredible talent, Adrien Janiak :

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Kx48z96hxo

Youkalaylee
01-28-2013, 11:34 AM
Our very own Aldrine Guerrero!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s9AaLawNlu4

ERMAGERD

Must learn.

Lexxy
01-28-2013, 12:22 PM
ERMAGERD

Must learn.

Good luck with it! :)
On topic: How did anyone forget Ukejon?!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sgc2Gzro0LQ