A great gift for someone you’d love to help get past first strum and onto a home run to stylish playing on ukulele…
Web_Ukemobile by Steve Einhorn©2013UKULELE DOJO with Kate Power & Steve Einhorn
All Day Uke for Intermediate Players!
Saturday, 2/28/2015
10AM to 4PM $60, Lunch Included
Contact & Reservations to Nancy Chesler at vnches@me.com
(Easy access west side home setting)

UKULELE DOJO, Portland OR – Are first-position doldrums setting in? Are you ready to get past first base on the ukulele? Do you want your uke to accompany your singing with style? Do you want to go somewhere new on your fingerboard?

Bust out from simple strumming and move into fingerpicking patterns and rhythms that move with feeling. Take a day with Kate & Steve to learn simple ways to grow your personal uke style. Learn how to find the right key and transpose easily.

The left hand will blaze a new trail up the fingerboard as the right hand works the strings in simple intervals to move with the melody.
Kate & Steve teach uke with tunes and lyrics so be ready to sing and play! Learn how to play well with others and the secret to bringing songs and tunes to life. Kate & Steve will draw from a broad range of music to demonstrate techniques that can be applied across styles. Handouts provided. Recording devices encouraged.

This workshop is appropriate for advanced beginners to intermediate players who are comfortable with first position chords and strumming. Basic picking ability is helpful but not required. Ukulele lovers will come away with skills that enhance solo, duet and ensemble playing.

Collectively, Kate and Steve have boiled more than a hundred years down to a musical roux that offers tasty learning no matter what the mix. Co-creators of the Ukalaliens Songbook and several Homespun DVD’s, find out more about Kate & Steve at http://www.qualityfolk.com.

Song samples we may teach from include:
Crush
Somebody Stole My Gal
Jug Band Music
Coney Island Washboard
San Francisco Bay Blue
Hesitation Blues
Blue Moon
City of New Orleans
Peace Call
The Water is Wide
Guabi-Guabi
Jamaica Farewell
Wimoweh
Redwood
Under the Moon

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Dear friends,

We are looking to purchase a work-live place in Portland that will give us room to create and promote our music, art, writing, crafting and also give us a cozy home life. We hope to relocate soon. If you see any interesting real estate, please contact us at folks@qualityfolk.com or by calling 503-331-1994. Thank you!

Upcoming Concerts & Workshops for your calendar…
Wish you could play the ukulele? Kate & Steve are available to provide their popular Ukalaliens Workshop: Beginning Uke for Absolute Beginners in libraries, homes, schools and community settings. We provide 30 ukes to share and teach how to play and sing with uke in less than 1 hour! Call 503-331-1994 or email to folks@qualityfolk.com for more information or book a date.

Saturday, December 13, 2014 – Dusty Strings Open House Concert – Kate & Steve at 7PM (following Arthur Migliazza with Peter Spencer and followed by The Canote Brothers!) FREE admission and homemade cookies.

Thursday, January 15, 2015 – Opening and backup for Tom Paxton at The Triple Door, 216 Union St, Seattle WA. Tickets available now. Doors at 6:00PM, 7:30PM Show. All ages welcome with adult.

Friday, January 16, 2015 – Opening and backup for Tom Paxton at The Alberta Rose, 3000 Alberta St, Portland OR. Tickets available now. Doors at 6:30PM, 7:30PM Show. All ages welcome with adult.

Saturday, January 31, 2015 – Winterfolk Concert at Aladdin Theatre, 3017 Milwaukie Ave, Portland OR to benefit The Sisters of the Road. Lineup includes Bryan Bowers, Kate Power & Steve Einhorn, Avery Hill and many more! Emceed by River City Folk host, Tom May. Tickets at Music Millenium.

Saturday, February 28, 2015 – All Day Ukulele Workshop with Steve Einhorn & Kate Power. 10AM-4PM. $60 (lunch included). Private home in Portland. For reservations contact Nancy at vnches@me.com. Limited seating. Intermediate players.

Saturday, April 4, 2015 – Double bill with The Quiet American in House Concert at Abbie Weissenbloom’s in southeast Portland OR. Reserve seats here or email to abbiew@froggie.com. $15 suggested donation. 6:30 Potluck, 7:30 Show

Saturday, April 25, 2015 – House Concert in Hood River at Paul & Kristen’s at 401 Montello. Reservations by calling 541-387-4011 or email to paul@speedfish.com. 7PM Show.

We look forward to seeing you soon! Stay in touch 🙂 xo

Uke Heaven in Concert tonight at Nectar Lounge (same day tix $25/21+ only); tomorrow Uke Heaven workshops ($35) with the whole lineup at Dusty Strings ~ all day and night~ on Monday, September 8th. Call 206-634-1662 for more info!
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Harmonizing Community

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We are coming home to play for you at the Backgate Stage at Artichoke Music. Call 503-232-8845 for reservations. We look forward to seeing you soon! Kate & Steve

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Steve’s Ukelimba finds a home at Kala

Exciting news! Kala is now making and marketing my “Ukelimba” – a solution to repurpose damaged instruments in new incarnations and voices that anyone can play. Thanks, Kala!

~ Steve Einhorn

Ukelimba – Kala Press Release, July 10,2013

Yesterday with Kate & Steve

It doesn’t seem that long ago this piece came out – and now our nest is in Seattle. The song keeps growing new verses. Thanks for singing along. You can sing with us in real time most Wednesdays from noon to one at Dusty Strings, 3406 Fremont Ave N – your voices and harmony always welcome! 206-634-1662. http://www.opb.org/programs/artbeat/segments/view/335

 

 

Ukalaliens on 3rd Sundays at Dusty Strings - uke fun for absolute beginners!