The next installment of the Folk Uke World Wide Web Show, starring Amy Nelson and Cathy Guthrie is Wednesday, March 12, 2015. Tune in to watch the resolution of the last show’s cliffhanger.
Everyone’s invited! Invite your friends. You can pay what you want to see the show — $1.00 up to $10,000.00 and there is a way to tip throughout the show, too, in case you make a request and they play it or something, or you are just having a really good time.
Cathy Guthrie and Amy Nelson, also known as Folk Uke, have been writing and performing together for over a decade. This duo is a unique amalgam of angelic harmonies often wrapped around edgy, surprising lyrics.
Concert Window • Web Show
We are doing another WORLD wide web TOUR this Thursday, January 15th at 7pm pacific, 9pm central, 10pm eastern, 1pm in London, 2pm in Amsterdam, 3pm-ish Maui time, Friday at noon in Sydney, and so on as time zones vary.
The Saxon Pub • Austin, TX If you happen to be in Austin or near Austin or know someone who is – or maybe you’re looking for an excuse to come to the state capital of Texas, well here you go! We’re playing a show this Saturday, January 17th at 6pm.
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Cathy Guthrie and Amy Nelson, also known as Folk Uke, have been writing and performing together for over a decade. This duo is a unique amalgam of angelic harmonies often wrapped around edgy, surprising lyrics. Folk Uke plays folk music in its truest form with a delightfully wicked twist.
Hey music lovers, here is your chance to get to hear Folk Uke, live in concert. And you don’ t have to wait for them to come to a theater near you or travel to Austin — on December 11th, they will be performing and their concert will be streamed directly to your computers. They will play a thirty minute set, at least, and will take requests, too.
Don’t miss this. I’ll save you a seat up front by me.
This is Amy Nelson (yes, daughter of *that* Nelsong) and Cathy Guthrie (and, yes, daughter of *that* Guthrie). They have been writing songs and performing together, as Folk Uke, for over 13 years.
Together, they present a rather irreverent take on folk music, creating songs like “Motherfucker Got Fucked Up” and “Knock Me Up” (a funny little number about getting pregnant by most any means possible). Cathy plays the ukulele and Amy plays the guitar, sweetly harmonizing together, and, despite their songs’ somewhat coarse content, they charmingly perform everything straight.
In a 2007 interview,Amy says they “kind of piss people off” with their silly songs. Cathy says, “We have a song for everybody.” Amy agrees, “Yeah, we are equal opportunity offenders.”
Interestingly, they didn’t meet until 1990 (amazingly and totally coincidentally, they were both working at a restaurant in San Diego), even though their parents have been friends since the 1970s. Having both been raised on the road, they bonded quickly over growing up similarly:“sleeping in guitar cases, riding tour buses, and joining their dads on stage.”
They have two albums, Folk Uke (2005) and Reincarnation (2011). The latter features Willie Nelson, Arlo Guthrie, Shooter Jennings, and Cathy’s brother, Abe Guthrie.
If you’re headed to Austin, Texas soon for SXSW Music, you will have a chance to see these talented ladies perform live at 6 PM on March 15, 2014 at The Saxon Pub (no wristband required!).
In the meantime, enjoy these videos by the talented duo:
Join Folk Uke (Cathy Guthrie, Amy Nelson), family, friends and fans at The Saxon Pub, in Austin, on February 15th, for a live recording session for future release. This will be a fun night, if you live near Austin, treat yourself, bring your friends.
“I loved it when Waylon Payne joined the ladies of Folk Uke @ the Saxon Pub, in Austin, TX for a couple songs!!! – 1/11/14 (Photo by Winker Withaneye) — with Cathy Guthrie, Amy Nelson, Folk Uke and Waylon Payne at The Saxon Pub.” — Winker Withaneye
I love their irreverent naughty songs, but I love their rendition of this song. (Thanks to John Herring for his videos from the Saxon Show).