September 18, 2012 at 7:00 pm, at Vroman’s Bookstore, Pasadena, California
Taylor Swift wields one, Train made the Top Ten with “Hey, Soul Sister,” and Eddie Vedder of Pearl Jam made an entire album with just the four strings of a uke. But this isn’t the first time the tiny instrument has gotten so much attention. In Ukulele Heroes, Ian Whitcomb—a prestigious ukulele player in his own right—takes readers back to the instrument’s golden age and profiles the glorious individuals who made ukulele history. Featuring stage, screen, and recording stars who pioneered the uke, from Ukelele Ike to Tessie O’Shea, these profiled stars made the uke’s current resurgence possible.
(via Vroman’s Bookstore)