Kick Off time at McCabes

Sunday, April 28, 11 am we are celebrating the kick off of our Kickstarter campaign with a show at McCabes!

Help us kick "My Cup of Tea" in gear!

Help us kick “My Cup of Tea” in gear!

Come out to the happiest place on earth (for music), we are gonna have a HECK of a show!  Two original Sukey Jump Band members from New Mexico, Daniel Ward and John Bartlit,  will be playing, plus Danny Moynahan and his fantastic singing saw and OTHER SPECIAL SURPRISE GUESTS!

We will be playing songs from the new CD, and as always, bring your ukulele!  Join us on stage for a few numbers.

There will be a RAFFLE and PRIZES, too!

All this to kick off our KICKSTARTER campaign.  If you haven’t heard of Kickstarter, allow me to introduce you to a great way to pre-order our new album, “My Cup Of Tea” while helping us get it made.  Kickstarter is a tool to help artists self produce.  Fans and friends can be part of the process, getting great rewards like a download of an unreleased song for only $2!!!!  CLICK HERE to check out our project.  You can hear a few of the songs from the CD, see some pictures of the process, get an idea of what the amazing cover art is going to look like.

I am so proud of this project.  We are mixing songs and getting everything ready for duplication.  Every day when I listen to the new cuts I am flooded with joy.  The music is far bigger, richer and wilder then I ever had hoped. There are out-of-control dance party songs,  There are simple songs which help in processing our big emotions.   There are songs to make you laugh and songs which give us a way to connect with other cultures.  Pop and Funk and Folk and World and Latin.

The instrumentation is huge- horn sections, marimba, tuba, children’s choir…

We would love to see you at McCabes- grab a posse and come on down!

(I am doing a exclamation point count…  looks like I am excited.  I can’t bring myself to remove a one of ’em.)


Shows added in TULSA, OK


Nice house! Let’s fill it!

Once again, Oklahoma is way more then OK.  We have added 6 shows in libraries to the spring tour, including TWO shows at Connor’s Cove, a delicious theatre at the Hardesty Branch


Tuesday, May 21

Connor’s Cove, 11 am and 2:30 pm

Hardesty Regional Library

8316 E. 93rd St Tulsa, OK 74133


Wednesday, May 22

10:30 am  Charles Page Library

551 E. 4th St  Tulsa  OK   74063


2:00 pm    Kishner Library

10150 N Cincinnati Ave Tulsa OK   74073


Thursday, May 23

11:00 am Central Library

400 Civic Center Tulsa OK   74103


2:00 pm Schusterman-Benson Library

3333 E 32nd Pl

Tulsa OK   74135

THREE (count ’em) Classes starting THIS WEEKEND


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Girls just want to have fun

A One-Day workshop for so-called “grown-ups” on Sunday, April 14

and TWO series for families, on opposite sides of LA, both beginning on Saturday the 13th!

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“C” you there!

First, I return to McCabes to teach another fun-filled-four-week session of the UKUlear Family, four consecutive Saturdays, starting on April 13th at 10:30 am. (There will be a kid’s concert at McCabes on April 28th, and I would love if my students would bring their ukes and join the band ON STAGE AT MCCABES for a number or two!)

Then…  the same day, April 13th, all the way out in EAGLE ROCK we’ll commence a three-week series at the Green Bean. After the third and final class on April 27th there will be a CONCERT, and students will be asked to join me playing and singing on a few numbers, the delight and amazement of their friends and relatives and a roaring crowd.

BUT WAIT, there’s more:

Sunday, April 14… THIS SUNDAY from 3 to 5 pm – a one day workshop at The Audition Studio in Brentwood.   This class is skewed towards actors and other life-of-the-party sorts.  We will learn uke basics and then play with musical improvisation formats.  These are great party games to play with friends and are easier then you might think.

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If you aren’t laughing, I ain’t doing my job!

Grab your hatchet and hit one of these classes.  Is yours missing strings? kinda messed up? I’ll fix it for you if I can!  Send me a message letting me know what’s up and come early.  Don’t have your own ukulele yet?   I will lend you one. (concert, not tenor) First come-first served.