The Great Facebook Fiasco

HI there, everyone…. So, Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp all bit the dust for several hours, yesterday-Monday… IMO, they did us a favor, to wean us off, and, to show that we can live without them, and, that there are other alternatives to the Zuckerberg circus… I admit, I did miss Instagram a little, but other than that…. Meh…. Our lives went on. Yard work, errands, music, and projects… My lovely wife baked 2 apple pies, and a crisp, with apples we picked. Oh, even got our flu shots. So, did I miss some of our friends adventures? Yes. But, did not miss the sh1t show that can be Facebook…

Amazing apple pie

Artscene 2021

Hey there, from the midwest… So, we were asked to play some tunes, for Artscene- an event, that showcases local artists. We played for two hours, and it was great fun… My nephew and his wife (Tyson & Patti) stoped by, and not only visited, but documented a few of the tunes… Wanted share the snippets w/ you…

Fire and Rain

Hey there. Happy Autumn… Or Spring…. Depending on where you are…

So, haven’t posted anything for a couple weeks- been busy w/ irl stuff… But our friend Michael August has been on us with a stick, to post our take on this James Taylor classic. The Magtones put a spin on it… Hope you like it…

Play Music on the Porch Day

So, today is/was ‘Play Music on the Porch’ day… We took our ukes, and went down to Oregon, Il, to the Ukulele Station America, and hung w/ our friend, John Lindhorst, and the Rock River Strummers, to celebrate… Good times… 🎶

The Magtones at The Ukulele Station America http://ukulelestationamerica.com
Rock River, and Pretzel City Strummers represented

Two Rivers Fest

Hey, kids. We had the great fun of going to the Two Rivers Music Fest, a couple times, this weekend. Great tunes. Great friends. Big mosquitoes. 😉 🦟… Seriously, some amazing musicians… We were lucky enough to play on Thursday evening…

The Magtones, on the Two Rivers Stage
The lovely Maggie, ready to hit the stage

SCIUC Festival

Fantastic Four hittin’ the road

Hey kids… We had a great time in Minnesota, at the SILVER CREEK INTERNATIONAL UKULELE FESTIVAL… Good music, great people, good times … Met friends from all over the country. What more could one want, for fun?

The Goober Gang, assembles at lunch
Campground zero
Two Harbors Tourists
Long way down (Split Rock Lighthouse site)
Wisconsin in the distance
Holding down the fort
A snack
Superior in the morning
Melanie performing for us
Practicing by the lake
moonrise
shadows of things to come
Further in the hole. our tune onstage

Blue Heron

Hi there. Been a week or two… With all the celebrations of summer, and Independence Day, we’ve been busy.

We started this tune a couple weeks ago. It’s a Sarah Jarosz tune, Blue Heron, from her latest release. Loved it, from the first time we heard it. Our friend Mike August, (check out his YouTube page) added some killer mandolin, and vocals, to make it a really good tune. Hope you like it…

Goodbye, Al…

Our long time friend, Al, passed away a couple months ago. The time was right, last Sunday, to have a celebration/service/memorial, for him. Good words. Good tunes, in a way to honor, and remember him…

We played a tune, that we’ve done a hundred times before, mostly, with our amazing friend, Mike August ( check out his Youtube page ) . By Your Side… By the Everybody Fields… It’s what we wish we were, with our friend, Al… By his side…