Saturday, 5 May 2012
WORRIED MAN BLUES - Ken Middleton plays Clawhammer Ukulele
Here's one of my Ukulele Heroes, Ken Middleton, with his new video of Worried Man Blues on an Ohana ukulele. He's playing clawhammer style, a percussive way of playing fingerstyle originating from banjo playing in the Appalachians. Back in the 60's, Pete Seeger used it to great effect with the long neck 5 string banjo, which he invented. There are plenty of clawhammer banjo videos on Youtube - but here Ken shows the versatility of the wonderful ukulele once again!
Look here at ezfolk.com for more on clawhammer ukulele, with some tips.