The Comox Valley Ukulele Jam will present ukulele entertainer and teacher Ralph Shaw on June 16 at Joe’s Garage.
Ralph has been described as a man with a knack for engaging an audience and keeping them right in the palm of his hand. He’s also a man who’s able and willing to help others understand the art of performance. He’s a rare mix — an über-talented performer with the soul of a teacher.
Much of Ralph’s music draws from the 1920’s, 30’s and 40’s era but also includes more modern genres. Backed by his incredible ukulele strumming, Shaw croons, dances, plays harmonica, yodels and whistles. His hilarious stories and physical comedy draw on his life as a clown, a physicist, a child in Yorkshire, and Canada’s King of the Ukulele.
At times he can be inspirational and thought provoking, at others
outrageous and awe-inspiring. But his performances always remain accessible. And whether you watch his show, or take in one of his famous classes, you’ll come away having been thoroughly educated and entertained.
Ralph will offer a workshop at Joe’s Garage at 3 p.m. for all those who want to learn more about this amazing instrument, which is taking the world by storm right now. The cost for the workshop is $15. Tickets are available at Bop City.
Then at 7, Ralph will present his concert. The ticket price for the concert is $15 but for those that attend both the workshop and the concert the price is $25 in total.
For more information, call 250-338-0365. To get a sample of Ralph in action check out www.ralphshaw.ca.
— Comox Valley Ukulele Jam