I have a new workshop and show coming up, Saturday November 8th at The Strum Shop, in Roseville CA
Tickets available at: http://thestrumshop.com/concert-tickets
This is going to be a really fun evening. I’ll be starting out at 6:00 pm with a workshop for ‘uke enthusiasts of all ages and skill levels, centered around the Billy Rose/Yip Harburg/Harold Arlen song “It’s Only a Paper Moon.” We’ll learn about song chords in the key of E-flat, and a bit about how great songs get put together. Then at 7:00, it’s showtime! We’ll be singing and playing (with a bit of sing-along and play-along from all of you) a collection of America’s greatest songs from the silver screen, the stage, and the heart of Tin Pan Alley. The Ukulele Rob Trio will feature vocalist Tori Sundheim; vocalist and ace musician John Wilusz (you’ve heard him play chromatic and diatonic harmonica with me, and he’ll be bringing his guitar, too); and on bass the amazing Zack Sapunor, a veteran of Jim Cullum’s NPR “Riverwalk Jazz Band” and Wayne “The Train” Hancock’s band, and now featured with jazz festival and swing combos that include Sacramento’s Au Brothers Band, Hot City, the Sac-Town Playboys, and more.
And leading up to the November 8th show, the Ukulele Rob Trio (this time with Trio regular Dean Chance on bass) will be doing another Feature Performance as part of The Torch Club’s weekly Acoustic Open Mic on Wednesday October 15th. No cover charge. We’ll be playing from 7:00 to 7:30, but the Open Mic gets started at 5:30, and there’ll be lots of other great music. And if you sing, tell jokes, play an instrument, etc., come early and sign up for a 10-minute performance slot! The Torch Club Wednesday Open Mic is the friendliest open mic in town. (Over 21 only – the Torch Club is on 15th Street between I and J in Sacramento, across the street from the west side of Memorial Auditorium. Info at www.torchclub.net)