(from artist's site) - The Paint Branch Ramblers play ragged-but-right old time, bluegrass, and jug music. They hail from Prince George’s County, Maryland where they have been playing together in one form or another since the Spring of 2007. A surprising number of the Ramblers are entomologists or ento-curious.
The Paint Branch Ramblers are
- Peter Jensen — violin, suitcase
- Ryan Jerving — jug, banjo ukulele, mandolin
- James Key — upright bass
- Mike Paul — guitar, soprano ukulele, washboard, comb
- Michael Sevener — banjo, guitar, harmonica
- Bob Smith — guitar, electric ukulele
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(From Brittni's bio) Brittni Paiva is quickly establishing herself throughout the islands as HawaiiÕs musical child prodigy. Affectionately referred to as the ukulele darling and slack key super girl for her masterful command of the instruments, at the ripe age of 16, this youngster is holding her own with the best of them. On June 3rd, the sweet humble teen walked away with the 2005 Na Hoku Hanohano Music Award for Most Promising Artist of the Year for her debut recording, Brittni X 3.
(from artist's site ) - After playing fingerstyle and rock guitar for about 30 years--with a brief banjo foray taken in the early 1980s--I discovered the uke in June 2005. Now I pretty much only play the uke. Primarily am interested in emulating or creating solo instrumental versions of songs I like and sometime I even work out songs I don't really like. Also am very much inspired by the technical virtuousity of Jake and James and other killer progressive uke players.