Woodshedding, v.; meaning to practice or hone skills, particularly musical skills. The origin is from the fact that for purposes of privacy, people would go to their woodshed to practice without being overheard or disturbed.

Joe, John, and John would like to thank you guys for your continued support of Turlock Uke Jamz, and the Carnegie Arts Center. You guys are what makes it all possible.

Mahalo. Mahalo Nui Loa.

Just a reminder that the Carnegie may not be able to open until 10:00 AM on Saturdays, depending upon staffing. Please be patient. If you have some spare time now and then, please consider becoming a volunteer or docent.

April 20, 2019- We have three new songs that we have added to the archive. They are all from movie soundtracks. First is Elvis’ Blue Hawaii from the movie of the same name (thank you Joey from Tracy). Next is When a Cowboy Trades His Spurs from The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (thank you John from BCUS). And finally, from the latest remake of A Star Is Born, Maybe It’s Time, which was written by Jason Isbell and sung by Bradley Cooper. Enjoy these and look for them in upcoming Jamz.

March 27, 2019- Only one song to add to the woodshed this month. It is a traditional cowboy ballad, Streets of Loredo, also known as The Cowboy’s Lament. It has many variations, but this one is along the lines of the version recorded by Arlo Guthrie.

Feb. 27, 2019- We have three new songs to add to the master list this month. First is the beautiful John Denver song, Perhaps Love. Next is a fantastic Arthur Godfrey tune, Makin’ Love Ukulele Style, first published in 1949. And finally, a good ol’ Elvis song, That’s All Right Mama. Look for these in upcoming Jamz!