Under Pressure….

Hi. So, I’m going to try to share a few of the amazing video jams from the Memphis Uke & Roll Fest, last weekend. So many talented people, sharing tunes and love…. The talented Ray Cygrymus, Kirk Jones, Sharla Rae, and Tina Zee … ABSOLUTELY killed it, w/ ‘Under Pressure’… An impromptu ‘let’s play this’, Kinda thing… So good…

what talented people!

Memphis Uke&Roll

Hey kids… So, we went to Memphis last weekend, to a ukulele festival. Been looking forward to this for two years… We shall not speak of pandemics… Our friends Mike and Ann picked us up, and off we went down the road.

4:30am

First Stop

Arrived in the early afternoon, and from that point on, it was go, see, do, listen, share. We went to a meet/greet bbq dinner Thursday evening… Good fun!

BBQ
jamming at the table

We got to play a tune, at the open mic, after dinner….

Route 66 at the BBQ

Friday, we wandered the downtown/Beale St area… What musical history…

Headed for Beale St
Beale St!
Excited to be on Beale ST!
Waitin’ for the bus
Made it to Sun Studios!
Actual mic used by THE artists
THE spot where Elvis recorded his first tune

Got to hang w/ several of our friends, in real life (IRL) for the 1st time in forever, and, in some cases, for the first time

Diane

This is just a part of what we saw, heard, and experienced… A great time…

Secret Agent Man…

Hey kids… So, have loved this tune since it was released in 1966. Very hip/edgy and all that… The original tv show was called ‘Danger Man’, when first produced in 1964 in the UK. When it came to the US in 1966, title was changed to ‘Secret Agent Man’… Johnny Rivers had a hit w/ the tune… A lot of Cold War spy tv shows and movies then. This one, ‘the man from UNCLE’, ‘The girl from UNCLE’. James Bond… Etc… But always liked this tune…. Anyway, here is The Magtones version, w/ a lot of help from our friend Mike… He always makes a song better…. 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