DALLAS UKULELE HEADQUARTERS
2014 CONCERT SERIES
Kathy Murray and Bill Jones’ “Kathy & the Kilowatts Duo
”Rockin’ on the Ukulele Workshop 4-5:30PM
This workshop will teach you how to rock n’ roll on the ukulele!
Though the ukulele is not traditionally known for rock n’ roll, we will invoke the spirit of the early rock n’ roll pioneers and rock that ukulele, Baby!
Learn how to play a classic New Orleans ballad in the style of Fats Domino.
We will learn a new song that was inspired by the Texas roots style of Stevie Ray Vaughan, “Let’s Do This Thing”, written by Kathy and Bill, that we can all jam on together at our concert that night!
For beginners to experienced players, you will learn how to groove on the rhythm and get down on the solo. This is a workshop that you will not want to miss!
Date: Saturday, April 26, 2014
Time: 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Location: Ole's Tex Mex
600 E. Sandy Lake Rd. , Coppell, Texas
Cost: $15.00 Cash Only (At the door)
Plan on staying afterwards for some delicious Mexican food at Ole's, and a concert with Kathy and Bill.
The concert separately will be $15, or purchase both concert and workshop for only $25.
Workshop - 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Dinner - Ole's Tex Mex - (not included in workshop or concert price)
Concert - 7:30pm
About the Artist:
When her family moved from Chicago to Austin, Texas, little did the then 12-year-old Kathy Murray know that she was not only leaving one blues hotbed, but also had landed in one of the future musical meccas of the world. She also had no idea that she, herself, would soon be the rising star of that musical landscape!
After witnessing what she can only describe as a “life changing triple bill” at the famed Armadillo WHQ, which included “Storm” with Jimmie Vaughan, “Paul Ray and the Cobras” featuring Denny Freeman, and “The Nightcrawlers” featuring a young Stevie Vaughan (well before his SRV days),
Murray developed her vision of the blues in the formative days of the Austin blues scene, jamming with luminaries like W.C. Clark, Stevie Ray Vaughan, and members of The Fabulous Thunderbirds.
Encouraged by Austin blues legend Blues Boy Hubbard to sing professionally, she and her band the Kilowatts would become a staple of the Austin rhythm and blues scene.
They shared the bill with many top acts, including Albert King, The Fabulous Thunderbirds, Albert Collins, Bobby “Blue” Bland, Koko Taylor, Marcia Ball, and Sam & Dave, and graced the stages of Austin’s most fabled venues.
The stars were clearly aligned, and the magic was there, as Kathy, along with her husband and musical soul mate, Bill “Monster” Jones, and world-class musician/producer and brother, David Murray, went into David’s studio to record “Relatively Blue”. The result is a collection of 10 of Kathy’s original compositions that are teeming with honesty, soul, groove and family intuition.
IMPORTANT NOTE: We are not pre-paying for tickets for this event: All funds collected will be collected at the door. Because of this, it is VERY important that your RSVP to this event be accurate.
Bring some extra cash - Artist CD's will be available for purchase, Kathy and Bill will be autographing for you as well.
All funds collected will go to the artists. If you would like to contribute an additional amount to go to the artists, please contact Mark or Kathy Levine ahead of time.
We look forward to seeing you at this outstanding event, the first in the 2014 Dallas Ukulele Concert Series!
And remember: Without "U", it's just Kulele!