On March 7, 2013, Folk Uke will perform at Hole in the Wall, in Austin, Texas. Amy Nelson and Cathy Guthrie will open at 10:00 p.m.
“It’s a busy week around here… Friday I’m filling in on bass with Ramsay Midwood somewhere called Hunter, TX. Then on Sunday the Sensations and I are doing our first recording session. It’s always weird and cool to hear what stuff sounds like with a little distance. Next Thursday night 3/7, we’re on a great bill at Hole in the Wall. Very excited about this gig. First on the bill, at 10pm, is Folk Uke (Cathy Guthrie & Amy Nelson).
I first saw them play in late 2005, when I strummed and sang a bit with Ramsay Midwood on a tour that Arlo Guthrie put together to benefit musicians in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina. Everybody was sweet and fun and the shows were great. Cathy and Amy’s respective dads, Arlo Guthrie and Willie Nelson, sat in with them in New Orleans. There were fun aftershow hotel picking parties. Sarah Lee Guthrie and Johnny Irion, Ramblin’ Jack Elliot, Cyril Neville, Kevn Kinney, and a bunch of other badasses played.
I hadn’t seen Kevni Kinney since my old band the Draghounds opened for the mighty Drivin’ and Cryin’ in Minneapolis in the early 90s. I met a lot of wild and warm people on that tour. The guys in the bands, the crew, everybody was tops. All for a good cause to boot. The whole thing was a blast, and it remains one of the highlights of my lifelong music goofing. Since then I’ve wanted to do a show with Folk Uke sometime, and now it’s finally happenin’! Get there early to see these ladies, you’ll be glad that you did, I promise.”
— Mike Nicolai