First introduced to the Hawaiians at the tail-end of the 19th century, the ukulele has long been a staple of Hawaiian music. Much smaller (and often more affordable than a guitar), the ukulele is one helluva way to bring people together -- no matter if you're on the mainland, or if you're basking somewhere in the sunlight of one of Hawaii's many, many beaches.
There is perhaps no more peaceful a sound than the one that reverberates from those tender nylon strings; and that's why we've decided to bring in a Blue Élan artist and ukulele expert to talk all things "uke" on this national holiday.
Oh yeah, and you can take 30% OFF all Red Wanting Blue The Wantingmerch in our store this weekend only from 1/31 - 2/2. That's right. Get The Wanting on 180 gram vinyl for just $14. Or, if you're still holding onto that 5-CD changer in your car, you can cop a disc for just $8 bucks. Discount automatically applied at checkout.