Live Music

UPCOMING SHOWS

7:30 pm SUNDAY 9/28/14

HOUSTON JONES

They’re back – the finest Americana genre band in the Western United States….as deemed by me, Nick. Seriously, though, if you’ve never seen them, they are an extremely tight band (musically, too! ;) ) that holds nothing back and puts a tremendous amount of emotion and talent into their (mostly) original music. Those of you who know, well, we’ll see you here again. Always a crowd favorite….it will sell out.
*tickets on sale in Mid August*
Doors Open @ 7:00pm
General Admission: $15
No Alcohol SERVED
Coffee, tea, soft drinks and pastries only – no food served

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MONDAY 8/11

UKULELE JAM!

Join us Every 2nd Monday of Every Month for a ukulele jam from 7pm till 9pm
Next jam – Monday August 11th.

Put together by The Ukulele Club of Silicon Valley (UCSV), this monthly good time has something for everyone of all ages to enjoy. In their words, “We are a fun group that welcomes all levels and encourages everyone. We have jammers without ukes that come to sing. We have mostly ukes; but, we have a couple of guitars and welcome all instruments and anyone who wants to have fun.” So come on down, whether you want to play or sing along…or just watch. It’s a truly uplifting time. See the article from the PA Weekly and MV Voice -

http://www.mv-voice.com/story.php?story_id=6369

https://sites.google.com/site/ukuleleclubsiliconvalley/

Some song books available; but, you can view and print out the songs for the jam at:

http://launch.groups.yahoo.com/group/UkeJam/

or

http://launch.groups.yahoo.com/group/USLOBplayers/

(Some songs are from the Uke Club Santa Cruz’s Songbooks). Above are safe sites and only 3 emails/month.

And did you know……?

Word Origin & History
ukulele
1896, from Hawaiian ‘ukulele, lit. “leaping flea,” from ‘uku “louse, flea” + lele “to fly, jump, leap.” So called from the rapid motion of the fingers in playing it. It developed from a Portuguese instrument introduced to the islands c.1879. Abbreviated form uke is attested from 1915.

For more background on the uke, we recommend:

http://www.answers.com/topic/ukulele