Carmaig de Forest-Post/Punk Ukulele Indie Rock Singer Songwriter Performance Artist


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My guest tonight joins a short list of rockers who embraced the ukulele and made it cool. The ukulele that almost became a dorm room decoration in 1978 became his signature sound and formed his many, brilliant punk-leaning songs about love and politics. Camaig de Forest crafted a career out of his passion for music at the University of California Santa Cruz. He studied theatre with his sights set on acting and directing. While in college, he plucked the ukulele off the wall and started writing songs. In 1982 he moved to Los Angeles and started his career as a solo artist. His ability to gather a devoted audience with his amalgam of performance energy and clever songwriting earned him the honor of sharing the bill with Violent Femmes, They Might Be Giants, and the Ramones.

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