They're back! You loved the fiery, sweet and swinging sound of JP and the OK Rhythm Boys at the Backhoe Hoedown for the dump in 2013-- prepare for more swing tunes, waltzes, hoedowns, jazz standards, original tunes, toe-tappers and tear-inducers.
You've got the instrument – here’s a chance to learn a new tune and swing techniques in a pre-concert workshop. JP and the OK Rhythm Boys will demo the planned tune, then break into the three groups to work on the song: fiddle, guitar, and uke. You’ll then re-gather and play it together. You will learn tricks such as chording, strumming, bowing, etc. that can be applied universally. Possible opportunities for vocals, bass or the saw - contact the LIFRC if interested. Workshop participants attending the evening concert are welcome to join the band on stage for the song, if so inclined! Program benefits Lopez Summer music workshops. Sign up for specific instrument desired. All levels of musicians welcome ages 4th grade to adult.
Workshops in swing guitar, fiddle and ukulele will be held at 2:00 p.m. The two-hour workshops are $15 per person until February 28, $20 thereafter. Most workshops are suited to those of any age with their own instruments who would like to get into the sweet sounds of swing. Please register for a workshop through the Lopez Island Family Resource Center, 468-4117.
The concert opens to all at 7:30 p.m., with tickets at the door, $15 adults, or $10 for those 18 and under.