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Strictly Ukulele with Kevin Carroll and Friends
May 12, 2018 @ 7:00 pm
Strictly Ukulele with Kevin Carroll and friends in concert on Saturday, May 12, 7 pm at the Pine River Valley Library in Bayfield, Colorado. This is a free event.
Kevin Carroll’s scope of teaching includes Texas-based music, blues, soul, funk, slide ukulele, family music facilitation, ukulele ensembles and beginners of all ages. He has been a resident of Austin, TX for over 20 years where he has played guitar and toured across the globe with Americana artists such as the Flatlanders (Joe Ely, Butch Hancock and Jimmie Dale Gilmore), Jimmy LaFave, Alejandro Escovedo, Robyn Ludwick, Charlie and Bruce Robison and many others. In addition to leading his own groups as a singer-songwriter, Kevin has produced albums and written songs for several Austin artists.
Kevin was raised in Idaho and grew up active in both sports and music. Sports brought him several shoulder injuries but he continued his creative endeavors by forming a band and after a few years, arrived in Austin, Texas. Being a touring musician is lucrative and exciting, but not an easy road. After some time, he returned to college and became a certified State of Texas elementary teacher; however, in Texas it was challenging to find work, so he continued to play with musicians on the road. In 2011, his shoulder injury caused him to seek out a physical therapist who offered treatment in exchange for teaching his daughter the ukulele. He went out and purchased a ukulele and now Kevin travels all over the country teaching and presenting workshops at festivals including Royal City Uke Fest (Canada), West Coast Ukulele Retreat & Wine Country Ukulele Festival (CA), Port Townsend Ukulele Festival (WA), Menucha Ukulele Band Camp (OR), Rocky Mountain UkeFest (CO) and the Kerrville Folk Festival (TX).
The concert is proceeded by a intensive ukulele workshop on Saturday, May 12 from 10 am – 4 pm at Hideaway Ukulele Studio located in Bayfield, Colorado. Limited to 20 students and registration is OPEN.