• Ukulele Stories: Janet Klein

    For Episode 10 of the podcast, it’s my great pleasure to bring you an interview with the incredible Janet Klein. Since 1998, the charming uke-playing chanteuse and her hot band The Parlor Boys have been recording and performing rare and forgotten musical gems from the 1910s, ’20s and ’30s. 

    During lockdown, she’s been presenting her “Hit Of The Week” Parlor Party, an online hootenanny that features interviews with fascinating artists and historians, as well as plenty of fabulous music. 

    I hope you enjoy our chat!

    Cameron

    janetklein.com

    janetklein.bandcamp.com

    facebook.com/janetkleinandherparlorboys

    kleinette.com

  • Ukulele Stories: William Preston Robertson

    WILLIAM Preston Robertson (above left) is the writer and co-director of 2003 documentary Rock That Uke. Narrated by Oscar-winning actress Holly Hunter, the quirky film looks at the punk rock ukulele scene that emerged in America in the 1990s and includes interviews with local punk luminaries, such as Carmaig DeForest, as well as our Issue 7 cover girl Janet Klein.

    RTU was heavily criticised at the time of its release, but to me – and many others around the world – it was nothing short of a revelation. When I finally met Bill in Sydney, Australia, I knew right away that we’d be friends. It was a great pleasure to reconnect with him for this episode. Happy listening!

    Rock That Uke is available on DVD exclusively here:
    kamuke.com/store/Rock-That-Uke-DVD

    *This episode of Ukulele Stories was recorded before the COVID-19 crisis.