Special Events & Workshops


“Double thumb, drop thumb, bump a diddy, bum diddy, 2 o’clock, 10’oclock” What does it all mean and how do I do it? We dissect the tools needed to play the clawhammer banjo style and apply it to music of yesterday and today. Who are those old masters and how would they sound today and how do you fit in the mix.

Cost: $ 30.00
Dan Levenson has been a musician most all of his life so far. He was born to and raised in a musical family where his father called square dances and his mother sang and played piano and guitar. Dan’s parents even met at a square dance themselves. This evening you hear his story told of and through music. More than one story actually, and about more than one person. It is the stories of folk music, of growing up, of travel and life on the road. It is Dan’s story but is also at once your story. It is history and entertainment; education and art; friends and family; school, work, life and play.

Cost: $ 15.00
Fiddle is fascinating and one of the most versatile instruments in the old time world. Old time is a style in and of itself defined by and differentiated from other styles by its bowing, varied tunings and melodic interpretation. We will focus on how they old folks played and work to compare old styles to the current trends in Old Time Music.

Cost: $ 30.00
The first hour will be devoted to learning the common chord voicings used in gypsy jazz and how they differ from regular jazz -plus the unique fingerings of Django himself. We will take a tune and run throuigh them using three rhytm patterns unique to gypsy jazz, called "le pompe."...

Cost: $ 10.00
Join us for some great 'ukulele, Hawaiian music, and hula when Herb Ohta, Jr., Bryan Tolentino, and The Side Order Band performs at the Strum Shop. All Nā Hōkū Hanohano Award winners, Herb, Bryan, Asa Young, Chris Kamaka, and Del Beazley will bring the emotion of Hawaiʻiʻs music and the beauty of Hawaiʻi to you.

Cost: $ 20.00
Iola Rose Band is steadily building a following in the greater Sacramento area with an eclectic mix American Roots, Alt Folk/Rock/Country, Hawaiian, Blues and Swing originals and covers. The on point harmonies of Susan Johnson (bass, guitar, vocals) and Bonnie Brown (guitar, vocals) highlight their 38-year singer/songwriter collaborations...

Cost: $ 10.00
The all-acoustic ensemble Jazz Gitan plays a modern variant of 1930-1940ís Django Reinhardt-inspired gypsy jazz. They carry on the tradition of gypsy swing created by Django together with Stephane Grappelli during their domination of the Paris jazz scene. Composer and lead guitarist Don Price mixes a cascade of original sounds with the Parisian influence....

Cost: $ 15.00
Kimo Hussey is an ukulele player and instructor whose primary activity is travelling the world doing concerts and workshops. He is president of the Ukulele Guild of Hawaii and has been instrumental in building this guild's membership to include the world's acknowledged and finest ukulele builders, players and teachers. A retired United States Air Force pilot, Kimo is degreed, published and recorded in music. Along with his love for ukulele, these attributes have resulted in major contributions in sharing ukulele everywhere.

Cost: $ 15.00
Emphasis will be on right hand techniques that enhance our ukulele playing. Included will be practice strategies to effect these techniques. I'll also include some ideas of ukulele design which enhance right hand technique.

Cost: $ 15.00
Lil Rev grew up in Milwaukee, WI where he still resides today. Growing up in the shadows of American Motors Corp, Briggs N Stratton, and A.O. Smith, he was inspired by the sights and sounds of an industrial powerhouse in flux. His music is infused with a strong sense of humility for the common man...

Cost: $ 10.00
Lil Rev grew up in Milwaukee, WI where he still resides today. Growing up in the shadows of American Motors Corp, Briggs N Stratton, and A.O. Smith, he was inspired by the sights and sounds of an industrial powerhouse in flux. His music is infused with a strong sense of humility for the common man...

Cost: $ 20.00
The month of May being Asian/Pacific Islander Month, we are proud to release Patrick's book "From the Island of Berkeley, Ca" tonight at The Strum Shop!

Cost: $ 17.00
Jim Kimo West and Ken Emerson are both living legends in the world of Hawaiian slack key and acoustic steel guitar. They strive for freshness and spontaneity in there duet shows, often performing without a set list or any idea of what comes next. Their diverse musical influences venture beyond the islands toward the land of blues, ragtime and even jazz and both have played on Grammy-winning records....

Cost: $ 15.00
Stephen Inglis is a versatile artist. He crosses genres, yet his music always radiates integrity. Born and raised in Honolulu, he plays Grammy-nominated Hawaiian slack key guitar. He records and tours with the most respected traditional musicians. His duet album with legend Dennis Kamakahi....

Cost: $ 15.00
We are a 4-piece jazz group of highly experienced musicians who enjoy sharing our love of jazz with others. In addition to playing songs by artists like Stevie Wonder and Nora Jones, we favor newer arrangements of standards by singers like Diana Krall, Karrin Allyson and Jane Monheit.

Cost: $ 10.00
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