Live at Boulevard Music Del Rey Saturday, April 14.
“Rey is one of the greatest modern players of the metal-bodied resonator guitar.” Acoustic Guitar Magazine
“Whilst known for her amazing instrumental skills … it should not be overlooked that she always provides a very entertaining show, full of variety, drama and humour.” Blues In Britain
“Del Rey is one of the most sublime modern guitarists. “ La Hora del Blues Barcelona
Del Rey started playing guitar when she was four. At the age of thirteen she was introduced to the world of traditional acoustic music, when she and a friend stumbled into a concert at Folk Arts Rare Records in San Diego. About 20 people were sitting on the floor under the record bins listening to a kid named Tom Waits play his original songs.
Lou Curtiss, proprietor of Folk Arts and artistic director of the San Diego Folk Festival suggested that she quit wasting her time playing “Stairway to Heaven” and listen to some Memphis Minnie. She soaked up country blues, stride piano, classic jazz and hillbilly boogie.
Thirty years later, she became fascinated with the ukulele and plays the same kind of complicated rhythmic blues and ragtime on four strings as on six.
“The ‘ukulele taken to a new level of musicianship”. (John Book)
Del will conduct a Ukulele Blues Party Workshop from 3:30-5pm. Jugband and blues songs orchestrated for the ukulele, with playing and singing parts for several levels of player. For more details click on the following link to classes/workshops.
Doors will open for this show at 7:30 PM and the show will start promptly at 8 PM.
Tickets can be purchased in person at the store or over the phone during store hours by giving a us a call at (310) 398-2583.
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It is going to be a fun night! Hope to see you all there.