450 Franklin Street, Rocky Mount VA 24151 - 540-484-8277

The Jayhawks w/ Folk Uke

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The Jayhawks w/ Folk Uke
Tuesday, May 17, 2016 8:00 PM
Harvester Performance Center, Rocky Mount, VA
  • 18 & over
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  • Ticket Price: $46.50 - $79.50
  • Door Time: 7:00 PM
  • Show Type: Americana
  • Restrictions: 18 & over
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The Jayhawks were definitely swimming against the tide when they emerged from a crowded Minneapolis music scene halfway through the 1980s - a memorable decade that saw the likes of the Replacements, Soul Asylum, Husker Du and Prince put Minnesota on the musical map in a big way. Forging a rootsy sound that wasn't quite rock or country - "Hank Williams on speed" somebody once memorably called it - The Jayhawks quickly turned into one of the most important bands of the post-punk era. Over the course of two decades, several albums, countless memorable live shows and enough personal drama to fill a couple of Behind the Music episodes, this beloved band soared to heights few ever achieve while wining the hearts and minds of numerous critics, fans and peers in the process. Named after "The Hawks" - as in "Levon and the Hawks," the name of Dylan's backing band in the 60s before they became known as "The Band" - The Jayhawks and their fellow travelers even helped make the world safe again for artists who weren't afraid to fuse traditional rock, country and folk influences into something that was both timeless and modern, just like the best American bands.

Folk Uke
It was 1998 in San Diego’s Gaslamp Quarter when Cathy Guthrie and Amy Nelson met at a
bar…where they both worked. One was a tramp and one was devastatingly pure. With a
ukulele and an acoustic guitar, they formed a band for the same reason kids join gangs—
just to survive, but also to unleash the brilliance that was poking them from within.
Don’t believe the rumors. Folk Uke is not totally amazing. They’re just kind of amazing. If
you find yourself at a Folk Uke show, you are in for a treat— but maybe not the kind of treat
that you like the taste of. Come to the show and see for yourself.
Better yet, buy their albums first and you may save yourself the trouble. And if you make
it to a live Folk Uke show, do your best to enjoy it…and then give them two more chances.
They are hit and miss, but so are you most likely, and that is their charm. We live to inspire
and we’re tired of writing in third person.
Love, Cathy & Amy