Happy New Year! and get ready for Two Great January Thursdays! (plus the January song)

The Austin Ukulele Society is thrilled to host one of the hottest ukulele plilrev1erformers and teachers touring the US today: Lil Rev! He’ll be conducting a workshop and house concert right here in Austin on Thursday, January 17.

But don’t forget that the Thursday (Jan 17) of the workshop and concert will be preceded by our regular AUS meeting on Thursday (Jan 10) from 7 – 8:30 p.m. at Memorial United Methodist Church at 6100 Berkman Drive, Austin 78723. Here’s our January song, Barely Breathing” by Duncan Sheik, a big hit from 1997. Here’s a YouTube video that lets you sing and play along, because it’s in the same key as Bob’s lyrics-and-chords sheet:

Now for the Workshop: Hot Licks for Ukulele–90 action-packed minutes of classic rock, blues, and jazz hot licks for ukulele! You’ll learn intros, endings, turnarounds, licks, fills, riffs and how to use them. Get important soloing tips from Rev, as well some juicy music history. There will be handouts and feel free to bring a recorder with you so you can retain these fantastic licks and stories!

The Instructor and Performer: Lil Rev–No, he doesn’t wear a clerical collar–his full name is Marc Revenson. A Milwaukee native and resident, Lil Rev is an award-winning multi-instrumentalist, songwriter and music-historian who teaches and tours the continental US. He was inducted into The Traditional Old-Time Country Music Hall of Fame in 2003 and voted Best Folk Singer in Wisconsin in 2004. Check out his blog (http://fountainofuke.blogspot.com/) and website (http://www.lilrev.com/) for videos and sample tutorials.

Where: Dirty Sixth Studios–610 North I-H 35, Austin, TX 78701
The photography studio of the Austin Ukulele Society’s own Jeanette Warner! Austin cool and funky, downtown, right off 6th Street.

When: The fun kicks off at 7:00pm
The workshop runs from 7:00 until 8:30pm, followed by a short stretch break. Then a full solo set of ukulele music by the incomparable Lil Rev!

How Much:
Workshop only, $25
Concert only, $10
Both, $30 (save 5 bucks!)
Please RVSP via email to austinukes@gmail.com to reserve a spot in this special event, as space is limited!

So… It’s two Thursdays in a row… the AUS meeting on 1/10 and the Lil Rev event on Jan 17. Hope to see you at both of them.

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