Quote Originally Posted by Kimosabe View Post
Back to my original suggested definition of a supergroup: It must include great song writers. Steve Stills, Neil Young, Richie Furay, and a great rhythm section, Buffalo Springfield.

Jake and Tommy are virtuosos, no doubt, but they’re not great singers or songwriters. A super group could include musicians who are not virtuosos, a group such as the Beatles, or even the Band, though they were all solid musicians.
It’ll never happen. If George Harrison, with his love of the instrument, couldn’t incorporate the ukulele into the Beatles, how do you expect anyone else will be able to?

In the genre you refer to, the “only” aspect that a ukulele brings is a unique re-entrant sound. Other than that there are no other riffs, licks, or chords that can’t be duplicated on a guitar. But will that re-entrant sound really displace, for example, a David Crosby 12 string sound?

I’m not saying there won’t ever be a commercially successful band with a ukulele, after all mandolins have found a presence in some bands, but I just don’t see it as the foundation instrument for the band’s sound.

John