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    Just opened my copy of the summer edition of Ukulele Magazine.
    I've been a Bluegrass Music fan for over 40 years and didn't know this...
    Peter Rowan, Bluegrass musician on the par of the likes of Bill Monroe, started learning to play music on the ukulele!
    What a neat story.
    "Those who bring sunshine and laughter to the lives of others cannot keep it from themselves".

    Music washes from the soul, the dust of everyday living.

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    I haven't read the article yet, but that one caught my eye, too.

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    I've seen Peter a couple of times. Once with his brothers. He was also in bluegrass band Old & In the Way, with Jerry Garcia on banjo, David Grisman on mando, Vassar Clements on fiddle, and John Kahn on bass. Timelss music. I hope Peter records some music on the uke.
    John

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    Pete Rowan is a great American singer, songwriter, musician and troubadour. I was delighted to see him featured in the article by Jim D'Ville! He wrote 'Panama Red' for gosh sakes (Pete, not Jim that is)!
    If music be the food of love, play on! -Bill Shakespeare

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joyful Uke View Post
    I haven't read the article yet, but that one caught my eye, too.
    Yeah, me too.
    I didn't know that he started with the uke.
    While on the lookout for new songs, I thought including some of his songs (from Old and in the Way):
    In the Land of the Navajo, Panama Red, ...
    I already have lyrics and chords for Midnight Moonlight

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    Very interesting. To add other people to this revelation, Meghan Trainor wrote "All About That Bass" on her ukulele, as she does for many songs. Brian May of Queen learned to play a stringed instrument with his father's George Formby bajolele.


    This is Michael Kohan in Los Angeles, Beverly West near the Beverly Center
    9 tenor cutaway ukes, 5 acoustic bass ukes, 11 solid body bass ukes, 9 mini electric bass guitars (Total: 34)

    • Donate to The Ukulele Kids Club, they provide ukuleles to children in hospital music therapy programs. www.theukc.org
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