Mardi Gras Music in Fresno!



Are you in Fresno this weekend?  If so, be sure to drop in on the Fresno Dixieland Society’s 30th Annual Mardi Gras Music Festival.  (Day passes available.)  Info at

Unfortunately a family obligation prevents my going down to Fresno this weekend, and I’m especially disappointed to be missing the super-talented Katie Cavera, who’ll be appearing there with Ray Skjelbred & His Cubs.

Katie is one super musician.    A one-woman explosion of musical sunshine, as a vocalist and bass, guitar, tenor guitar and banjo virtuoso.  And in recent years her armory of axes has expanded to include … ukulele!

Check Katie out at  You’ll find her with great bands, performing on her own, teaching, conducting workshops, or appearing in her husband Woody Pittman’s hilarious short films.