Inspired by the music played in early 20th Century juke joints, rent parties and road house dives, “Juke’n The Uke” is an outstanding collection of classic blues, rags, jug-band songs and hokum artfully arranged for fingerstyle ‘ukulele. Highlights include a rare Hawaiian blues, the ballad “John Henry” played bottleneck style, and gems transcribed from the immortal Mississippi John Hurt, Big Bill Broonzy, Etta Baker, Blind Blake and many others.
“Juke’n the Uke” finally answers the age-old question, “I wish somebody would tell me what Diddy Wa Diddy means?"
Playing a handful of great ukuleles–as well as vintage guitars, mandolin's, Hawaiian steel guitar and even an 1890's banjo-guitar–Mark display the chops that has made him an in-demand session musician, performer and workshop leader since before the flood.
An instructional book with Tablature for all of the music–and more–is available separately.