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Amy Nelson and Cathy Guthrie, Folk Uke

Saturday, June 24th, 2017

Daughters of famed music icons form singing duo

Amy Nelson, Cathy Guthrie make music ‘their own way’

www.ksat.com
by:  Paul Venema

SAN ANTONIO – Midway through their latest tour, a duo called “Folk Uke,” played to a sellout crowd at the Paper Tiger Club along the revitalized St. Mary’s Strip.

The duo, Amy Nelson and Cathy Guthrie are the daughters of county music icon Willie Nelson and folk music legend Arlo Guthrie.

Nelson plays guitar, Guthrie the ukulele, thus the name “Folk Uke.”

“It’s hard to tell what type of music we play,” Nelson said. “I think we just end up writing songs to make ourselves laugh about something.”
Their songs are sometimes edgy. Their sense of humor and wit, on and off stage, is dry.

“People expect stupid from us. So we just try to deliver the best that we can,” Nelson said, unable to hold back from laughing.

“We just try to lower the expectations immediately and have a good time,” Guthrie added.

Though they come from strong music roots, performing their famous father’s music is not a part of their act.

“When you cover a song you need to bring something else to it and make sure that you do it justice in some way, and I don’t think that I’m singing my dad’s songs very well right now,” Nelson said.

Both women are quick to add that their fathers are a constant source of encouragement.

“He’s very supportive of us and I think he’s proud,” Nelson said.

That support, coupled with their father’s names, continue to follow them to the ticket office.

“It helps us sell tickets and get first-time goers,” she said. “But it doesn’t help anybody want to come back.”
That is up to them.

Judging from the crowds they continue to draw, they’re doing a good job of that.

See Amy Nelson and Cathy Guthrie, Folk Uke at One-2-One Bar in Austin (June 29, 2017)

Thursday, June 22nd, 2017


One-2-One Bar
1509 South Lamar
Austin, TX
June 29, 2017

Time: 8:30pm     Day: Thursday     Doors: 8:00pm     Ages: 21+ Ages     Price: $10
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It was 1998 in San Diego’s Gaslamp Quarter when Cathy Guthrie and Amy Nelson met at a bar…where they both worked. One was a tramp and one was devastatingly pure. With a ukulele and an acoustic guitar, they formed a band for the same reason kids join gangs— just to survive, but also to unleash the brilliance that was poking them from within.

Don’t believe the rumors. Folk Uke is not totally amazing. They’re just kind of amazing. If you find yourself at a Folk Uke show, you are in for a treat— but maybe not the kind of treat that you like the taste of. Come to a show and see for yourself.

Better yet, buy their albums first and you may save yourself the trouble. And if you make it to a live Folk Uke show, do your best to enjoy it…and then give them two more chances. They are hit and miss, but so are you most likely, and that is their charm. We live to inspire and we’re tired of writing in third person.

Love, Cathy & Amy

http://folkuke.com/index.html

Willie Nelson’s 4th of July PIcnic Concert in Austin 2017

Monday, April 17th, 2017

www.austin360amphitheater.com

Tickets for Willie Nelson’s 4th of July Picnic are open to the public starting at 10 a.m. on April 21. It’s the third year for the annual event to be held at the Circuit of the Americas and the 44th edition of the picnic overall.

This year’s all-day event features performances from artists on two stages, including Willie Nelson & Family, Sheryl Crow, Kacey Musgraves, Jamey Johnson, Steve Earle, Margo Price, Asleep At The Wheel, Turnpike Troubadours, Hayes Carll, Ray Wylie Hubbard, Johnny Bush, Billy Joe Shaver, David Allan Coe, Lukas Nelson & Promise of The Real, Insects vs. Robots, Raelyn Nelson Band, Folk Uke.

Tickets are priced at $89.50 for the GA Pit Section and Reserved Seat Section in front of the stage. Reserved bowl tickets are $69.50-$89.50 and $39.50 for H-E-B General Admission Lawn. There are also a limited number of special VIP packages available for sale including the “Outlaw” hospitality package for $350, the “Trigger” package for $450, and “Shotgun” hospitality for $550.

All tickets will be available at ticketmaster.com, thecircuit.com, all Ticketmaster outlets throughout Texas, or they can be charged by phone at 1-800-745-3000.

Standard parking lots at Circuit of The Americas open at 10 a.m. and gates to the Austin360 Amphitheater will open at 11:00 a.m. Standard Parking is included in the price of the ticket. Premium Parking, Bus Parking, RV Parking, as well as campsites are also available for purchase at the time tickets are purchased.

Live Nation, C3 Presents and Circuit of The Americas (COTA) are proud to announce the return of Willie Nelson’s 4th of July Picnic to Circuit of The Americas. The legendary Willie Nelson plays host to one of America’s most celebrated festivals, and the 4th of July Picnic returns to COTA for the third year. Joining Willie at this year’s party is a star-studded cavalcade of his friends.

Ticket and pre-sale information here.  

See Amy Nelson and Cathy Guthrie in Folk Uke in Australia this month

Tuesday, March 14th, 2017

Amy Nelson, Cathy Guthrie are Folk Uke! See them in Australia in March

Tuesday, March 7th, 2017

Track Folk Uke Here

Folk Uke on tour

Saturday, February 25th, 2017
FOLK UKE and DOG TRUMPET 2017 TOUR
March 9  Lighthouse Theatre  Warrnambool VIC
March 10-13  Port Fairy Folk Festival  VIC
March 15  Gasometer Hotel  Collingwood VIC
March 16  Newtown Social Club  Sydney NSW
March 17-19  Blue Mountains Music Festival  NSW

They Just Arrived!

FU’s logo is now available as a 1.25″ lapel pin.
We’re so excited, we’re offering a special deal on these amazing new little adornments. For a limited time, get yours for $6 (reg. price $10).
1.25″ die-struck, full-color, soft-enamel pin
with double military-style clutch back.
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Amy Nelson and Cathy Guthrie and Folk Uke in Austin (Feb. 10)

Thursday, February 2nd, 2017

Amy Nelson and Cathy Guthrie of Folk Uke at #WomensMarch in Austin today

Sunday, January 22nd, 2017

Amy Nelson and Cathy Guthrie marched in Austin, and joined millions of of other Americans and people around the world at the Woman’s March today. I rode down to Denver with a neighbor, and joined over 100,000 folks in Denver. It was exciting and hopeful. I had to wear my Willie’s Reserve hat.

Folk Uke with Wild Child at 3ten ACL, in Austin (January 18, 2017)

Saturday, January 14th, 2017

This Wednesday, Jan 18th, Folk Uke is opening the show for WILD CHILD (@wildchildmusic) at 3Ten ACL Live (@3tenaustin ) located at 310 W. Willie Nelson Blvd. Show begins promptly at 9pm

Just Added: Irreverent duo Folk Uke will kick things off before this special performance!

Get your tickets: http://ticketf.ly/2jAe8y7

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Amy Nelson and Cathy Guthrie and Folk Uke are Going Down! Under Again! (Australian Spring Tour!)

Wednesday, January 11th, 2017

Track Folk Uke Here

Peace, Love and Folk Uke for Christmas

Monday, December 12th, 2016
See the new “All I Want For Christmas” video from Folk Uke’s latest album STARFUCKER here!
Recorded at the Austin360 studio with RANDY WEEKS joining in!

www.FolkUke.com

Happy Folk Uke Day in Austin! (Dec. 1)

Thursday, December 1st, 2016

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Thank you Austin & Mayor Steve Adler for proclaiming December 1st FOLK UKE DAY!

Come on down to Austin City Hall today at 5:30pm or watch the events here:

Stream online via www.atxn.tv

Time Warner Cable Channel 6 (or Channel 10.6 without a cable box)

Grande Communications Channel 6 (or Channel 119.6 without a cable box)

AT&T U-Verse Channel 99

Folk Uke Family Reunion with Paula Nelson on SiriusXM Outlaw Country

Friday, November 4th, 2016

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Paula Nelson hosts an exclusive one-hour special with Folk Uke, featuring her sister Amy Nelson and Cathy Guthrie, discussing their new album and performing live at the SiriusXM Radio studios on Willie Nelson Blvd. in Austin, TX

Thursday 11/3, 2 pm ET
Friday 11/4, 3 pm ET
Saturday 11/5, 9 am & 5 pm ET
Sunday 11/6 12 pm & 9 pm ET

Amy Nelson and Cathy Guthrie, “Folk Uke: New Album, New Tour with Jay Hawks

Wednesday, October 26th, 2016

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Folk Uke couldn’t be happier to be going back on the road with some of their favorite people— THE JAYHAWKS!

Oct. 25   The Blue Note   Columbia, MO
Oct. 26   Vanguard Music Hall   Tulsa, OK
Oct. 27   Scoot Inn   Austin, TX
Oct. 28   Tipitina’s   New Orleans, LA
Oct. 29   Rockefeller’s   Houston, TX   SOLD OUT
Oct. 30   The Kessler   Dallas, TX   SOLD OUT
Nov. 1   Madison Theater   Covington, KY
Nov. 2   Kent Stage   Kent, OH
Nov. 3   Saint Andrew’s Hall   Detroit, MI
Nov. 4
  Turner Hall   Milwaukee, WI

Folk Uke has a new album, “Star F*cker”, and here’s a video from the album.

New album from Amy Nelson and Cathy Guthrie and Folk Uke!

Wednesday, September 14th, 2016
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www.FolkUke.com
Starf*cker CD (September 16, 2016)
PRE-ORDER
 1. Starf*cker
  2. BJ to a DJ
  3. Sweet Talker
  4. California Stars
  5. Crowd Control
  6. Wear You Down
  7. All I Want for Christmas
  8. Mic Stand

STARF*CKER, Folk Uke’s third studio endeavor, is a constellation consummation brimming with what fans have come to love about this duo: ethereal harmonies accompanied by razor-sharp lyrics. This latest effort presents eight new tracks of cosmic clarity.

Starf*cker • BJ to a DJ • Sweet Talker • California Stars • Crowd Control • Wear You Down • All I Want For Christmas • Mic Stand

Folk Uke was thrilled to have the all-star band of their dreams contributing:

Mike Stinson on drums, Randy Weeks on lead guitar, and Marc Perlman ofThe Jayhawks on bass.  Micah Nelson of “Insects vs Robots” played Charango on a couple tracks.  Some obscure artists, Arlo Guthrie and Willie Nelson, played guitar on several tracks. This might make them famous.

Amy said, “Other highlights include Luke’s improvisational vocals on “Mic Stand”,  and Dad’s vocals on  “Sweet Talker”,  where he drops the singular f-bomb of the otherwise radio friendly song.  This will likely to be the most popular track.  We made a clean radio edit that isn’t  near as good.”

“It’s pretty much a family album.  Give or take some subject matter.  We hope you like it.”

Starf*cker, Folk Uke’s new concept album, features Cathy Guthrie and Amy Nelson’s ethereal harmonies woven with both heartfelt and occasionally indecent lyrics.

For this release, Folk Uke is supported by the all-star band of their dreams: Mike Stinson on drums; Randy Weeks on electric guitar; Marc Perlman of The Jayhawks on bass, and with special appearances by Micah Nelson, Lukas Nelson, Arlo Guthrie and Willie Nelson.