Warren Buffett Inspires Many “Plucking While America Burns” Jokes

Sep 30th, 2008 // Comment

The ukulele is hotter than ever, and the Paley Center for the Media knows it, booking pianist and composer Peter Buffett for an expensive gig/meet and greet this Friday in Los Angeles merely to lure in Peter’s father, rich-guy ukulele enthusiast Warren Buffett, for a few jams. Unfortunately, tickets to the show are only available as part of a $2,000 series package. Maybe some clips will show up on YouTube over the weekend, or maybe some people will want to view their purchase of the package as an “investment” and put tickets to Friday’s show up on Craigslist for a profit. For now, we’ll have to make do with the slivers of Buffett’s uke career that are already floating around the Internet:

First of all, a taste of his solo skills:

And how he fares in a band setting:

Peter Buffett in Concert and Conversation [Paley Center]
Warren Buffet plays the electric uke [YouTube]
Warren Buffett & Quebe Sisters Band “Red River Valley” [YouTube]

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