“Ukulele Rangers” was our nickname for the folks we encountered in Yosemite who’d brought their ukuleles (or guitars or even one fella with an udu) along on their hikes. I’d done this quick sketch at the time, but in the two months since our trip I’ve kept returning to this idea — a bit obsessively, actually — of these chance meetings and impromptu jam sessions among companionable folks, making music while enjoying the outdoors.
Well, I’ve fleshed-out and refined these sketches a bit and here’s the results (plus some t-shirts, mugs ‘n such on Zazzle).
Who are the Ukulele Rangers? Well, you are. If you’ve ever taken your uke to the park, or camping — or you’ve just sat under the trusty bug zapper on your back porch — you’ve joined the proud tradition of outdoors musicians!
So as an official Ukulele Ranger in good standing, why not download these and spread the word, that ukes belong among such camping essentials as s’mores and trail mix, or stinky bug spray and knee-high socks. Oh, and sunblock, of course. Gotta have that.
PS. Today, July 10, is Zazzle’s 7th birthday and they’re celebrating by offering 25% off all shirts. Use Code: ZSBDAYSHIRTS