Judith Pelchat

When Jude retired about a decade ago, it was time for her to get back to making a joyful noise with strings and voice. The strings could have been on the violin she had played in high school, but simultaneous vocalizing was somewhat uncomfortable. They could have been on the guitars she had played as an undergraduate, but the guitars were feeling heavy and cumbersome and, frankly, they were a bit too loud. 

"Life On Four Strings," a 2012 documentary about Jake Shimabukuro, pointed to another source of strings - the 'ukulele! Jude has always been one to value options, and this little set of strings welcomes any flavor of music: classical, jazz, country, rock, hip hop, etc. - and whatever rates as "popular" in any time or place. So, most of the time she concurs with the message in Jeff Saxon's song, "A Ukulele's All I Need."

Judith Pelchat