Hi everyone! Just a reminder, if you’re anywhere in Northern California these days our Ukulele Rob Trio + 1 workshop and show at The Strum Shop in Roseville is tomorrow evening, October 30th.

At 6;00 I’ll be doing my “Learn to Love E-Flat” workshop. Perfect for beginners and intermediate players (but fun for everyone) who’d like to stretch a bit beyond the usual major chords. We’ll be using a well-known Tin Pan Alley song to learn about flavoring tunes with some of the neat things you can do with four fingers and four strings.

Then at 7:00 it’s showtime! This year at The Strum Shop I’m joined by vocalist Beth Grigsby (“Red’s Blues”), slap-bass hero Zack Sapunor (“The Jim Cullum Jazz Band,” “SacTown Playboys” and “Hot City”) and harmonica ace and vocalist John Wilusz.

Tickets and more info available at , but here’s a great deal: Get a message to one of us via FaceBook (look for John Wilusz, Zack Sapunor or Beth Reid Grigsby) post a comment to this post, and save $3 off the price of admission.

The Strum Shop is conveniently located off Interstate 80 at Douglas Avenue in Roseville CA, near Trader Joe’s in the Roseville Square Shopping Center.

See you there!



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Coming up Friday night October 30th I’ll be back at The Strum Shop in Roseville with my Ukulele Rob Trio + One show. I’m pleased to announce that our “+ One” this time will be Beth Grigsby, leader of the Red’s Blues band, one of the hit acts at this past May’s Sacramento Music Festival. A wonderful singer, Beth will be singing some classic old-time blues. And back with me again at The Strum Shop are my friends Zack Sapunor (slap-bass and vocals; Zack is in demand all over town, if not the country, playing regularly as a member of the Sactown Playboys and Hot City, and sitting in at festivals with groups like the Au Brothers) and John Wilusz (more fine vocals, plus chromatic and diatonic harmonica; John was featured last month at The Torch Club’s “History of the Blues” show.)

We’ll start off with an hour-long ukulele workshop, using “It’s Only a Paper Moon” to learn about the fun key of E-Flat. Great for beginners to pros. But even if you’re not a ukulele player, you’ll still have fun learning some things about popular American songs, and you’ll want to sing along.

Tickets are available now on line at The Strum Shop’s site, at But for our friends and fans, here’s a great deal: If you buy your ticket directly from Zack, John, Beth or me ahead of time, your ticket, regularly $15, is only $12! Email me at, or message any of us at our Facebook pages,,,, and

Hope to see you there!