"I had 'heard about' Ralph Shaw but never had the experience til last night. You are more than a performer and entertainer - you are a powerful force onstage, celebrating all that is good and delightful and human - we are caught up and swept along in your enthusiastic celebration. Thank you for sharing your fun and your wonderful musicianship - you are a gift on the planet!" Joey Minshall, West Coast Sings
2015 was Festival year. In the spring I was one of the headliners at the Melbourne Ukulele Festival and got interviewed for ABC Radio's legendary Australia All Over with Ian McNamara (aka. Macca.) He's a fine musician and you can see how he relishes playing along with this Inkspots song If I Didn't Care .
The rest of the summer began with performances in western USA (Reno, Anacortes, Bellingham, Eugene and Seattle.) from there to Eastern Canada for the Toronto area Ukulele Festival in Midland subtitled Weekend at Ralph's. Midsummer found me all over BC and Yukon: Vancouver Island, Dawson City, and the Robson Valley Music Festivals.)
For now I'm staying close to home playing local concerts, my monthly Vancouver Ukulele Circle (a cozy group of 100+ players!) and putting finishing touches to my next book.
My first book -- The Ukulele Entertainer - Powerful Pointers for Players and Performers is "a must-have guide" to improve your skills as a player, singer and performer. It's in my
where you'll find CDs plus DVDs showing how to play ukulele like a pro. It's also on eBookKindle and Kobo and other major eBook platforms.
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I look forward to meeting you soon, Sithee with Aloha! Ralph Shaw
"Ukulele King Ralph Shaw offered the most radical makeover of the night, showing us what George Formby might have done with "London Calling" and "Hateful". I'll state here and now that I'd pay to hear him do the entire album this way — it was magnificent." Adrian Mack, Georgia Straight