"One of the best entertainers I have EVER seen"... (Stu Herreid) That's is correct people, I have seen HUNDREDS of shows, and worked with HUNDREDS of entertainers: Ralph Shaw is near the top of my list of "must see" shows. Ralph will be with us on Saturday night, April 19th for a one hour workshop and about an 1 hour concert. Do yourself a huge favor and come see Ralph!
Tickets available here: http://thestrumshop.com/concert-tickets
About Ralph Shaw
As a teenager in Yorkshire, England Ralph became self-taught on the chromatic harmonica. Later, while taking Applied Physics in Liverpool, he studied 5-string banjo with North Carolina folk musician Sara Grey. He came to Canada's west coast in 1988 and, after a short solo period playing Appalachian mountain songs, he became a founding member of children's folk music group Birds of a Feather. By 1991 he had created the character Ralph the Clown: an entertainer who carried—amongst other tricks of the trade—a ukulele inside a guitar case.
Fascinated by the untapped potential of the ukulele as an instrument for the general public Ralph discovered its suitability for conveying the music of the 20's, 30's and 40's era. In 1997 he became Canada's King of the Ukulele (also the name of his first solo CD in which he vowed to bring respect to the ukulele!) Ralph's appreciation of tin-pan-alley era songwriting influenced his own original compositions creating an ever-growing following of fans who appreciate the heart and wit he brings to his music.
As well as traveling to headline stage shows and delighting audiences at international festivals he also leads a regular get-together of 200+ ukulele strummers in his home city of Vancouver, BC Canada. www.RalphShaw.ca