Contemporary ukulele virtuosos like Jake Shimabukuro, James Hill, and Herb Ohta have made it clear that just about any type of music can be played on a uke: rock, classical, jazz, you-name-it. So why not blues? Blues is the common denominator in American music; you can’t do justice to jazz, rock, country, or bluegrass unless you can play the blues. Besides, playing and singing the blues is one good way to lose the blues!