Hi. A couple weeks ago, we went to the Brown County UkeFest. (See previous post). Our friend, Suitcase Sam recorded our friend, Michael August, and me, playing Folsom Prison Blues-Mike style- then. Mike played a Bonanza Baritone, and did some pretty cool slide work on it…
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Come Sail Away!
Hi. More of our impromptu Saturday night jam, with a bunch of friends… Soooo much fun, and talent!! Diane Poole, Kirk Jones, Sharla Rae, Tina Zee, Mike August, Angela Aaron, and Ray Cygrymus… Apologize if I missed ‘you’…
Walk Right In
Hey kids… Our friends Diane Poole, and Michael August-And us- did an classic tune from the early ‘60’s… The Rooftop Singers had the original. Great tune…. Walk Right In… Hope you like it…. Thanks again, Diane, for the idea!!
Old Man Time
Hey kids… This is a special tune. A Kate Rusby tune, that is from like 1995, or so… Lovely lyrics…. Our friends Elizabeth, Gail Herrera, and Michael August made it a really good tune… Hope you like it!!
Hey kids… Well, we are home from our first adventure in a while… We were lucky enough to go to the Brown County Uke Fest, over the weekend. 2021 was canceled, like everything else, last year. This year, we got lucky. Headed off Thursday morning, with our friend Mike, and, 10 minutes later, a call from our dear sister Diane, that she was coming too!!! SURPRISE! Now, it was gonna be a full blown party. We visited with old and new friends. Played a metric ton of music. Watched amazing musicians, and made it home in one piece, no worse for wear… Seeing Diane was a high point. Hadn’t in real life, in a year and a half…. A big thanks to Mainland Ukes, Mike Hater, Pete and Dee McCarty, Greg Gent, Jeremy Roberts, Denise Martin, Devin Scott, Sam Anderson, AND a hundred other people, who made it a killer weekend… 🎶
Here are a few pix and videos from the adventure….
Fire on the Mountain
Hi there. Hope you are all doing ok/well. Went from cool to hot to cold and rainy, here. Yuck…
Anyway, our friends, Mike August, and Ern Saunders joined us- The Magtones- to have fun w/ a classic… Fire On The Mountain…. Hope you like it…. We had fun doing it…
A tune from 1984, written by Bill Staines, and recorded by Nanci Griffith… Roseville Fair… This is the Magtones take on it, on uke! Big thanks, to Mike August, for great harp touches…. Hope you like it…
Run Run Rudolph
Hey there… Happy Holidays- There’s a lot of ‘em. We are fond of Merry Christmas, and, Happy Yule… Anyway… We, with the help of our friends, Ernie, and Mike, our our spin on a Chuck Berry classic- Run Run Rudolph… Hope you like it…
When I’m Dead
Our friend, Elizabeth, graciously asked if I’d help a little on her amazing take on ‘When I Die’ by Blood Sweat & Tears. The amazing Mike August, was on the scene, too… What a great version, Elizabeth!!!
Angel From Montgomery
Gotta say, that, not the worlds biggest John Prine fan, but, love this tune… Thank you to our dear friends, Diane, Elizabeth, and, Mike, for making us sound good! We ARE musical team…..