Starry Plough Ukulele Show

Thursday night here in Berkeley we had a nice three band show with each act utilizing the ukulele in their music set.

We had our local favorites Five Cent Coffee who bill themselves as a neo-skiffle junkyard blues band. The band members are Smitty “Spitshine” Delecroix on vocals & ukulele , Doodles LaRue on Vocals Washboard, Melodeon & a 17 1/2 lb. chain. And Slick Macoy was on the baddass bass and even sang a song in the beautiful flowery language of Germany.


Tippy Canoe also performed, she’s another local favorite and a major hub of some of our Bay Area ukulele scene (and she plays a Pohaku!)


And from Southern California we had Mme. Pamita join us. The good Madame combines mystical Tarot fortune telling (which required audience participation) seamlessly interspersed with her music which was mostly her vocals accompanied with ukulele. Madame Pamita recorded a CD last September & she did her recording in New York on an 1898 Wax Cylinder Phonograph. How Retro can a recording get?


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Published in: on April 26, 2009 at 3:21 am  Comments (1)  

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  1. Peter, we saw Tippy and Madame Pamita in Santa Rosa tonight. A great show, unfortunately not to a packed house.

    Still it was a wonderful show. You were mentioned, plus, Tippy was kind enough to let me play her Pohaku Ukulele. A very nice instrument, and it was great fun to play with Madame Pamita during her grand finale.

    I find the ukulele world as fun and as accessible as the punk world was thirty years ago.

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