“Redeemed” By Lou Barlow

Lou was brought to my attention a couple weeks ago and I was thrilled to discover upon a quick search that he’s offering something quite different to the ‘ukulele world! Perhaps because he’s a crossover uke player (originally the bassist from Dinosaur Jr. and Sebadoh) he has a unique spin on music and the possibilities of the instrument.

Beyond playing interesting and unique songs, Lou tunes his ‘ukulele very unconventionally. By putting huge classical guitar strings on a baritone he’s able to tune down into a guitar’s low range. This allows him to play convincing bass lines on the low strings while leaving the higher strings available for melody.

It’s better seen than explained:

Meet The Author:

Brad Bordessa

Brad plays 'ukulele on the Big Island of Hawai'i. He writes original music, performs, and runs this site from a little cabin in the jungle.

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  • Dave Rampton Nov 10, 2016, 11:36 am

    Here is an alternate verse to Island Style I wrote 6 years ago.

    Flew to Hilo with my Ukulele
    drive to Pahala where we learn to play
    Brad Bordessa teach Pick & Strum
    Makes ukulele playing so much fun

    Mahalo Dave

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