Thursday, July 19, 2018

Folk Uke Brings Cheeky Americana Tunes to Period Modern

Posted By on Thu, Jul 19, 2018 at 12:33 PM

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Folk Uke is the unstoppably buoyant, inexcusably delightful, and endearingly indecent folk-pop duo of Cathy Guthrie and Amy Nelson — who just happen to be the daughters of Arlo Guthrie and Willie Nelson, respectively. Armed with excellent voices, wit, a guitar and a ukulele, Guthrie and Nelson offer up songs with titles like “Shit Makes the Flowers Grow,” “I Gave a BJ to a DJ,” and “Knock Me Up.” But it’s not all jokes with this pair.

There’s a shrewd critique of the Boys Club that dominates (especially) Americana music underlying Folk Uke’s defiant cheekiness, and the duo has plenty of songs that, while perhaps odd or dark in unexpected ways, aren’t funny in the least. They are three albums into a promising career, and you really ought to check them out this weekend. Local cosmic country revivalist and rock ’n’ roll enthusiast Garrett T. Capps joins Folk Uke on this bill.

$12, Sat July 21, 8pm, Period Modern, 4347 McCullough Ave., (210) 902-1217, nowhere-road-presents.ticketleap.com.
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