Thursday, May 9, 2013


Here's an item I found in the Sonoma County Gazette.  Every month, Sebastopol City Council member, Sarah Glade Gurney writes "Sebastappeal".

Sarah's article provides the skinny on all things Sebastopol.   I'm very excited about the following article I read in her column just last week.

First Annual Ukulele Festival

Sebastopol has become a hotbed of ukulele fever.  Home to two active ukulele clubs, Sebastopol hosts its first annual Ukulele Festival on Saturday, May 25, at the Community Cultural Center, starting at noon.

There will be workshops for everyone – a beginner’s workshop for newbies, plus workshops for more advanced players.  Local clubs and regional talent will perform on two stages all afternoon.  The dinner break will provide an opportunity to eat downtown or, for those who stay on-site, to enjoy Hawaiian food and some informal musical jams. 
The Festival will close with a triple-header evening concert featuring Ralph Shaw, “The King of the Ukulele,” from Vancouver, British Columbia.  Ralph will amaze and delight you.  The concert also features the very best regional talent, Faith Ako, and the band, Mr. December. 

Tickets are only $30 for the whole day – the best deal of the year.  For the price of the concert, you get a whole afternoon of workshops, jams, and the company of happy people with the ukulele spirit.  Organizers expect a sell-out crowd so get your tickets [brown paper] early.  This event benefits Jim Corbett’s Mr. Music Foundation that brings music to our schools.

Here are some famous Ukulele players...

George Formby: King of the Banjo Uke.

George Harrison with a George Formby Banjo Uke.

Warren Buffet with a Martin.

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