Ukulele Madness / U. Utah Phillips

10 p.m. to Midnight Host: Steve Winters

The first hour takes us into a bit of ukulele madness, prompted by three new releases that prominently feature the ukulele, that modest four-string instrument with its limited range. A brief thumbnail historical sketch of the ukulele and the waxing and waning of its popularity during the past century came free of charge with the music.

The second half of the show places the spotlight on a new issue of the late U. Utah (Bruce) Phillips’ monologues and songs from Free Dirt Records, as well as a quick peek at an album of remembrance from a host of Utah performers.

The show closes with selections from the fine ensemble Annalivia, who will be performing in our broadcast area this weekend before heading off to the Folk Alliance International conference.

  • Artist, "Title", Album, Label

  • Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer, “It’s A Ukulele”, Rockin’ The Uke, Community Music Records


  • Honor Finnegan, “The Tiny Life”, The Tiny Life, Independent

  • Folk Uke, “Long Black Limousine”, Reincarnation, Independent

  • Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer, “Dark Eyes”, Rockin’ The Uke, Community Music Records


  • Folk Uke w/ Willie Nelson & Arlo Guthrie, “Quattro Momento:, Reincarnation, Independent

  • Honor Finnegan, “Life Is Short”, The Tiny Life, Independent

  • Cathy Fink, “Snowdrop”, Rockin’ The Uke, Community Music Records


  • Jake Shimabukaro, “While My Guitar Gently Weeps”, Best Of Woodsongs/Vol. 3, Poetman Records

  • Jake Shimabukaro, “Stars And Stripes Forever”, Songs Of America, 31 Tigers Records

  • Israel “IZ” Kamakawiwo’ole, “Over the Rainbow”, King Easy Radio Sampler/Vol. 7, King Easy


  • U. Utah Phillips, “Railroading On The Great Divide”, Making Speech Free, Fred Dirt Records

  • Magpie et al, “Singing Through The Hard Times”, Singing Through The Hard Times, Righteous Babe


  • U. Utah Phillips, “Monologues/I Got To Know Why”, Making Speech Free, Fred Dirt Records

  • Duncan Phillips, “Long Gone”, Long Gone, Waterbug


  • Annalivia, “Early In The Spring”, “Barrier Falls”, Barrier Falls, 5-String Productions