Abe's Ukulele Podcast

27 EpisodesProduced by Abe DeshotelWebsite

This is a podcast for players and teachers of the ukulele to improve their skills at doing those things. I cover all sorts of things that I think are interesting and helpful on my journey to become a better uke teacher/player. Sometimes I'll be interviewing great teachers and players, other times I'… read more

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About the Host

Abe Deshotel

Abe Deshotel


Abe (ah-bay) is an ukulele teacher and musician that loves listening to podcasts. Longing for a podcast that shares teaching and playing knowledge of the ukulele, he decided to start one himself.

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Well crafted

Abe’s Ukulele Podcast is a smooth brew of well crafted ukulele interviews and insights that will keep you coming back for more.

Stuart Yoshida, OokTown Podcast

Thumbs up!

Abe’s guests from across the ukulele spectrum are full of great ideas and stories, helpful for players and teachers. I also enjoy his relaxed conversational style. Thumbs up!

Cynthia K.

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Ukulele Underground Crossover Pt. 1

August 2nd, 2019

Ukulele Underground Crossover part 1

I visited Kauai and hung out with the Ukulele Underground crew for a day. We did two podcast episodes and this …

Bryan Tolentino at the Magic Fluke Co.

July 1st, 2019

Bryan Tolentino at the Magic Fluke Co.

Back in May, I travelled up to the Magic Fluke Co. in Sheffield, MA to chat with Bryan Tolentino.

He was …

Gerald Ross in Ashokan

June 28th, 2019

Gerald Ross in Ashokan

I had the wonderful opportunity to spend a day at the Ashokan Uke Fest in Olivebridge, NY.

It was a beautiful place filled …

Banjolele or firewood? with Christopher Davis-Shannon

May 23rd, 2019

Banjolele or firewood?

😅 just a joke

This is the 2019 Allegheny Ukulele Soiree Special number 3.

Learn more about Chris and hear his music at

The Ukes of Mim

May 21st, 2019

The Ukes of Mim

Allegheny Ukulele Soiree Special number 2.

Mim sells and sets up ukuleles in Floyd, Virginia, USA.

She's also a great entertainer …

Catching up with Mike

May 17th, 2019

Catching up with Mike

Allegheny Ukulele Soiree Special number 1.

This was a short chat I had with Mike Holzer. It was early Sunday morning, the …

Kiku or Guitarlele with Terry

April 20th, 2019

Kiku or Guitarlele with Terry

Today's episode is all about ukulele, as usual, but also guitarlele, or the kīkū, not as usual.

Terry Carter was my …

Jack and the Vox

February 19th, 2019

Jack and the Vox

Note: I'm so sorry if the music is too loud! I'm having too much fun listening to my new intro music.😂🙏

For today’s episode I caught up with Victoria Vox and Jack Maher of Jack and the Vox.

We …

Ukulele Wishlist

December 31st, 2018

Ukulele wishlist

This is officially December's episode.

It's more of a personal resolution as well as a challenge to all uke players

Here's my uke …

Effects pedals for ukulele

November 30th, 2018

Effects pedals for ukulele

With the hope of new gear on the horizon for many ukulele players, I wanted to take this chance to cover some pedals that …

James Hill and 8-note uke chords

October 7th, 2018

James Hill and 8-note uke chords

I caught up with James Hill again in August. We talked about the new Ukulele Hot Springs he put together and tons …

Teaching with ukulele percussion

September 14th, 2018

Teaching with percussive uke

My guest today is Bryan LaPlante.


  • The uke contest winners were decided. The cutest video of my kids picking out …

One-year giveaway!

August 13th, 2018

An uke giveaway! and more

Thanks for your patience in getting this episode out this month!

I'm doing an ukulele giveaway with Uke Life Co!

Head …

How I made my first album

July 9th, 2018

My songwriting

Today’s episode is a commentary on my first studio album, which came out earlier this year. It’s not a super in-depth breakdown of each song, but a brief discussion in real time on different aspects of …

How Mike Holzer started the Allegheny Ukulele Soiree

June 7th, 2018

Allegheny Ukulele Soiree Special: Mike Holzer

For the final episode in this special series, I sat down and talked to Mike Holzer, the chief ukulele …

From viola to ukulele with Amber Rozel: Allegheny Ukulele Soiree Special

May 31st, 2018

Allegheny Ukulele Soiree Special: Amber Rozel

AUSS no. 4 features a Steel City Ukes native! Amber Rozel is a teacher and performer that you may not …

Eating sandwiches with Danielle: Allegheny Ukulele Soiree Special

May 30th, 2018

Allegheny Ukulele Soiree Special: Danielle Ate the Sandwich

Here’s 3 of 5 from the Allegheny Ukulele Soiree! Today’s episode is with Danielle Ate …

The great uke duo Craig Chee and Sarah Maisel: Allegheny Ukulele Soiree Special

May 15th, 2018

Allegheny Ukulele Soiree Special

This is the second installment of a special uke fest series I’m putting out as quickly as I can. These episodes …

Playing ukulele by ear with Jim D'Ville: Allegheny Ukulele Soiree Special

May 7th, 2018


Here is part one of a special series I’m doing on the Allegheny Ukulele Soiree. I was invited to attend and had a wonderful time at this festival in …

Jake Shimabukuro in Fairfield, CT

May 1st, 2018

Jake Shimabukuro

I’m so excited to share today’s episode with you! I was able to sit down with Jake Shimabukuro for an interview last month when he came through Fairfield, CT for a concert.

Jake’s website can be found

Looking for inspiration

April 9th, 2018

Inspiring people/players

This episode I’m sharing a few of my favorite ukulele players to give you some inspiration. They all have a big presence on …

Getting better all the time

March 2nd, 2018

Always improving

I’m back with another episode about practice and other ways to improve as a musician! I talk about listening to a diverse …

Talking with Jim Beloff

January 30th, 2018

Jim Beloff

This month I was honored with a chance to interview Jim Beloff. The background music for this episode is Jim’s own ukulele concerto “Uke …

Primer on Practice

December 9th, 2017

Primer on Practice

Hey everyone!

It’s been a long time, but I’m back. This time I’m talking about practice, teaching, great new ukes, and some ideas for musicians to check out.

Here‘s an article/video about effective …

Episode 2 with James Hill!

September 18th, 2017

Episode 2

Back in July I got a chance to sit down with James Hill and talk to him about the ukulele.

We talked about teaching our own kids the uke, …

First episode!

August 6th, 2017

Episode 1

Here’s the first episode of my ukulele podcast!

It’s mostly just me rambling on about the ukulele. I introduce myself and cover a few …

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