Wednesday, April 28, 2010

This Week in NYC Ukulele: Del Rey; Cabaret; Uke Hut

Here's a quick update of some fun NYC uke happenings in the coming days:

* Del Rey at Jalopy, tomorrow, Thursday, April 29

Tomorrow night, if you can make it, you should really go see Del Rey at Jalopy (Yelp page) in Red Hook. She's a terrific uke blues player, constantly touring performer and teacher. Opening act is the Second Fiddles, featuring friend of the Uke Salon, Trip Henderson. 

Ukulele Cabaret, this Friday, April 30, 8pm - midnight
P&G Bar, 380 Columbus Ave @ 78th St

Last NY Ukulele Cabaret before the summer off (though naked cabarets at some beach town is rumored; ask Ted and Jason for details). Same new home of the cabaret, P&G Bar. Performers this Friday include Adrienne Patino, Andru Cann, Bedroom Community, Claudia Goddard, D'yan Forest, Duncan Pflaster, Howie Leifer, J. Walter Hawkes, Jon Braman, Lisa Gardner, Makalina, Mary Martin, Moose Karloff, Reggie Wingnutz, Roberto Buscarsi, The Snakeoilers, Supergood, Sweet Soubrette, and The War Ponies. 

Ukulele Hut: Whistling Wolves, Friday, April 30, 7:30pm

Also, a reminder of the hottest new scene in NY uke life, The Uke Hut. Fest organizer Ken Murray's lastest venture into uke madness, the Uke Hut, is open every Friday and Saturday nights in the cellar lounge of Maui Taco, 330 5th Ave (between 32nd & 33rd). See details and performance listings at and follow the Hut on Twitter @UkeHut and Friend us on Facebook.

This Friday night, one of my favorites, Whistling Wolves, featuring the two-time World Whistling Champion Emily Eagen and ace harmonica player Trip Henderson, both of whom also sing and play uke. The full Whistling Wolves include a larger band, but they'll be debuting at the hut from 7:30 on Friday as a duet. 

* NY Uke Fest

Just another reminder, if you haven't got your tickets yet for the NY Uke Fest, May 12-16, don't delay! It's gonna be fabulous.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Uke Night with The Moonlighters, Sweet Soubrette, Rick Bruner and Jamie Scandal

Yay! I'm hitting the big time! I'm performing in the 10pm hour at the great Brooklyn music venue Barbes (376 Ninth Street @ Sixth Avenue, Park Slope; here's a map) along with Sweet Soubrette and Jamie Scandal, as the opening act for Bliss Blood and The Moonlighters.

Thanks Bliss!