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a pop-rock soul musician based out of Whitehorse Yukon on electric ukulele

Ukes of the North

What happens when two ukulele players from the north collide? Awesomeness.

Ukulele Russ from Fairbanks Alaska, also known as Alaska's Guitar Alternative took Whitehorse Yukon by storm this week.

Wednesday April. 26th Russ joined the Ukes of Hazard at Epic Pizza in Riverdale for their Feature performance/June Tour Fundraiser at White Water Wednesday Open Mic with Peggy Hannifan.

Russ then performed his one man band looping show featuring bass, ukulele, harmonica, keyboards & beatboxing at Woodcutters Blanket Cocktail Bar on Thurs. April.27th. Russ was also booked at The Gold Rush Inn Sat. April.29th

Paris, first met Russ when her band Ukes of Hazard & Russ put on a show together at the Jarvis street saloon last year in 2016.

"It was good to get together again with Russ. He has been teaching me the ways of ukulele. Teaching me theory, scales and more. I've been here in Whitehorse performing for 5 years now and I've had no one to get ukulele lessons from. so these past few hangouts have been very fun and beneficial for me." - Paris

Russ & Paris were caught busking on main street in downtown Whitehorse, as well as bringing their music to Big Bear Donair & performing outside of Independent Groceries. Russ & Paris plan on combining their forces in the near future for a Ukes of the North Tour across Canada.

You can follow Ukulele Russ on his Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/UkuleleRuss/

Or Keep up to date with all his upcoming tours and more through his website:

http://ukuleleruss.com/