Blackbird Releases an Eco-Friendly Uke

It’s the sweet sound of sustainability. Blackbird Guitars has launched a new eco-friendly uke model. In November, the San Francisco-based instrument manufacturer introduced the Clara, a concert-sized ukulele made from Ekoa, a plant-fiber composite that looks like real wood.  According to the company, Ekoa is “a proprietary, first-of-its-kind, renewable, plant-based material that provides the warm […]

Jake Shimabukuro Releases Concert DVD

Hawaiian uke superstar Jake Shimabukuro, who spent the bulk of 2013 touring in support of his acclaimed Grand Ukulele CD, has released a DVD of his October concert in Boulder, Colorado. “It really captures the energy and essence of the tour,” Shimabukuro says in a phone interview while preparing to take the stage in Willmington, […]