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SFMS Online: Del Rey

RESCHEDULED to accommodate election coverage!
Saturday, November *14* 2020 Live-streamed Concert at 7:30pm
Sunday, November 15, 2020 Online Workshop at 4 pm

About This Event:

West Coast blues guitar and ukulele queen Del Rey has wowed our audiences in previous Susquehanna Folk appearances. Her distinctive fingerstyle playing has a fascinating complexity such that she makes her solo instruments sound like a whole band. This over-the-airwaves visit will include both a livestreamed concert and an in-depth virtual lesson on fingerpicking the ukulele.

Del Rey

 

West Coast blues guitar and ukulele queen Del Rey has wowed our audiences in previous Susquehanna Folk appearances. Her distinctive fingerstyle playing has a fascinating complexity such that she makes her solo instruments sound like a whole band. This over-the-airwaves visit will include both a livestreamed concert and an in-depth virtual lesson on fingerpicking the ukulele.

Del Rey is known for performing on both the resonator guitar and the resonator ukulele and is a foremost authority on the music of blues giant Memphis Minnie. Rags, blues, and tunes of the early 20th century are her specialty, even as she writes new music to add to the tradition.

Del Rey began her musical training in classical guitar at the tender age of four. When she hit her teens and found blues music, the serene classical numbers fell to the side. Her music soon rang with the soul of blues, but jingled a little, too, with ragtime and jazz, and even some rock flavoring to stir things up.

Rey has taught and played all over the world, and has toured with Steve James, Suzy Thompson, and Adam Franklin. She writes about music for various publications, including Acoustic Guitar Magazine, and is a popular instructor at numerous guitar camps such as Ashokan and the Swannanoa Gathering.

About the Workshop:
Ukulele Fingerpicking

Two parts: Video Lesson and Zoom Workshop

Ready to move beyond the boom-chick strum? Learn how to pick the melody line with your fingers while keeping time with the thumb. Starting at the beginning with hand position, Del will share some tips and techniques for upping your ukulele game.

This is a two-part class, that will help everyone get the most out of their time with Del. When you register, you'll get a video lesson to study. The Zoom workshop on November 15 will focus on questions and practice. Prepare ahead of time to get the most out of the Zoom workshop!

Since participants can't hear one another, even beginners can attend without feeling self-conscious. Everyone can get something out of it.

Del Rey
Del Rey

Tickets

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Admission to this online event is by advance ticket only. Ticket info

Nov 14 Concert: 7:30pm

  • $15 suggested donation for each viewer
  • $20 supporter donation
  • Show will not be archived

Nov 15 Workshop: 4pm

  • $13 SFMS Members
  • $15 General Admission
  • $20 Supporter
  • Register ahead of time, to study the lesson and practice!
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