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Happy Thanksgiving: Learn ‘Alice’s Restaurant’ on Ukulele


Fifty years ago this Thanksgiving, in 1965, Arlo Guthrie drove to the Berkshires to have dinner with friends...and the rest is music history. Check out the above ukulele cover of “Alice’s Restaurant Massacree,” arranged by Phil Hendricks, who provides a video lesson on how to play it. Read more about the classic Thanksgiving song in [...]

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The Ukulele Holiday Gift Guide!


With the holidays just around the corner, our staff has been busy getting ready for the season by scouring the internet for fun themed videos and images to share, writing up holiday articles, and adding new inventory to the store. Though we love all of our products (you can see our Staff Picks section for [...]

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Study: Playing Ukulele Benefits Kids’ Attitudes


The sixth annual Ukulele Kids' Jam in Dunedin, New Zealand A new study from the University of Toronto-Mississauga reveals what uke players already know: the instrument inspires positive behavior. Group Music Training and Children’s Prosocial Skills  focused on 84 Canadian public school third- and fourth-graders — enrolling half in a weekly, 40-minute group ukulele class for [...]

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Riding the Wave: Maui’s Kanekoa Takes the Uke on a Strange Trip [VIDEO]


by Jon Woodhouse Playing what it describes as “ukulele-powered Hawaiian reggae fusion rock from Maui,” the band known as Kanekoa is riding a wave of renewed interest in the instrument most closely associated with the Aloha State. Though Kanekoa has been at it for nearly 20 years, the band continues to surprise and delight unsuspecting [...]

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A Day in the Life: Peek Into the World of 7 Unique Ukers


Meet seven diverse artists—some who make their living playing uke, others who perform for the love of it (after working a day job)—and find out what inspires them and what they aspire to. Where are you and what are the vibes like? I love this question. I’m at my house. The vibe is very cool. My [...]

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Watch Madonna Play Ukulele and Perform ‘La Vie En Rose’


"Can you hear my ukulele," Madonna asks the crowd before launching into a sultry cover of Édith Piaf "La Vie En Rose" in Québec City — a place where they'll judge you if your French is bad! The pop icon is on the road for her worldwide Rebel Heart Tour, which is getting great reviews [...]

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