Posts Tagged ‘Folk Uke’

Woman at Work: Amy Nelson & Folk Uke

Sunday, July 6th, 2014


Amy Nelson wraps up her show with Cathy Guthrie and Folk Uke, at Willie Nelson’s 4th of July Picnic. DSC_0032

Folk Uke, (good parenting, talent, beauty, irreverent sense of humor = surprising original entertainment)

Sunday, March 2nd, 2014


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:

“Motherfucker Got Fucked Up”

“Knock Me Up”

“Shit Makes the Flowers Grow”

Join Folk Uke for a Live Recording Session at Saxon Pub, Austin (Saturday, February 15th)

Sunday, January 19th, 2014


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.


Tickets on sale to Willie Nelson’s 4th of July Picnic @ Billy Bob’s Texas

Wednesday, March 6th, 2013


It looks like the picnic is moving all-outside again, on the back 40. 

Line Up : Willie Nelson & Family, Amber Digby, Paula Nelson, Folk Uke, David Allan Coe, Ray Wylie Hubbard, Ray Price, Leon Russell, Lukas Nelson, Justin Moore, and more to be announced soon! 

This event is an out door festival that will be held in the North Forty (adjacent to Billy Bob’s).
General Admission $35 in Advance and $55 at the Gate, which includes admission to the Picnic and to Billy Bob’s all day 

VIP and Sky Box Tickets Available by Calling the Ticket Office 817-624-7117 

VIP Admission $110

  • Access to 2 VIP tents and 1 Private Room inside Billy Bob’s where mixed drinks will be available for purchase.
  • Drawings for autographed merchandise
  • Other surprise giveaways throughout the day.
  • Limited first come first serve seating.
  • 400 max available. 

Sky Box Admission $250

  • Access Sky Box in the middle of the festival grounds with 360 view.
  • Private bar with premium drinks for purchase. Appetizers available throughout the day.
  • Private rest rooms.
  • Drawings for autographed merchandise (need to gather info for automatic entry and for contact reasons).
  • Other surprise giveaways throughout the day.
  • Access to all VIP tents/rooms included.
  • Port-A-Cool Fans.
  • Limited first come first serve seating.
  • 250 max available. 
  • Gates open 11:30AM- No Refunds or Exchanges
    17 & Under With Parent-18 With Valid ID

This event will be held outside Billy Bob’s Texas.
No audio or video recording devices.
No chairs – No umbrellas – No pets – No Coolers