Uke blues artist Del Rey brings a workshop and a house concert to Austin on Tues, Oct 18!
Blue Uke Workshop only: $15
Concert only: $15
Both (save $5): $25
The Blue Uke Workshop will cover:
• How to fingerpick melodies and accompaniment on blues repertoire suitable for the ukulele.
• An introduction to right-hand fingerpicking, including what makes a melody “blue.”
• Songs that suit the ukulele from 1920s guitar greats like Charlie Jordan and Barbecue Bob.
We’ll listen to some recordings, and learn a song in class. Bring your ukulele (standard C tuning), a notebook and a pencil. Audio recorders are OK, if unobtrusive.
To fully participate in the workshop, you’ll need to be familiar with basic chords, and be able to change chords easily while keeping time with the music.
The Concert: “Rey refers to herself as “trailer trash with a library card” and her catalog reflected that schism with a mix of classic ragtime, hillbilly and blues covers as well as her own original tunes, most marked by a winking sense of humor.” — Michael Eck, The Times Union
Del Rey’s Website: http://www.hobemianrecords.com/delrey.html
When: Tuesday, October 18
Blue Uke Workshop starts at 7:00pm
House Concert starts at 8:15pm
Where: Private residence in Bouldin Creek neighborhood, in the 78704 area. RSVP required; space limited to 20 folks. Contact Sandy@satellitebookkeeping.com for location and payment information.
All proceeds go to the artist! Payments made to Del Rey via PayPal: Go to paypal.com, click the link that says “send money” then do so, to firstname.lastname@example.org. All you need is an email address and a credit card.
For questions, plus more information: email email@example.com