Funstrummers have a cadre of new rousing events we are looking forward to in 2019. Come and share the music with us.
WE ARE PURELY ACOUSTIC
This gig was definitely enhanced by the enthusiasum of the activity director who welcomed us, took our picture and stayed to laugh and sing with us. Activity directors do a great job and we appreciate their help and how they support seniors in wholesome wellness activities!!
At the Barking Dog Grill for a Fundraiser for International Women's Day and Stanislaus County Commissiion on Women's Scholarship Fund for Women. Only spontaneous and creative women applied for this gig.
On the road again taking the travel songs to Turlock. Pizza and salad bar and a fun group of seniors made the cold windy afternoon fly by.
It ain't easy being green but somehow a challenge doesn't stop the Funstrummers. They'll be green in and around the month of March starting with Peg 'O My Heart and ending up in a Rattlin' Bog.
Here are some Funstrummers singing a song about "a quarter to four" at a quarter to three. Believe or not this is how some people have fun in retirement: meet every Friday afternoon at 2pm at a local senior residential home and sing with a ukulele, laugh, share stories, reminisce, make stuff up, be playful but not too silly, go home happy.
Full of confidence from a morning of practicing, full of enthusiasm and anticipation, full of Mimi's soup and salad and ready for whatever the next hour would bring.
There was a chilly, cold wind under gray skies when we were swept in the door. Soon the cases yeilded their promising contents, the hats gave a clue about the first song and the notes rang out immediately sending warmth and light to recipients around the room.
We enjoy a small gig in a small room filled to the brim with eager participants who sing along. They enjoyed our St Louis woman with her diamond rings and store bought hair.
Sometimes it's surprising that so many people have heard about the Funstrummers who are known mostly for making fun with music.
"Thank you for coming here and bringing us joy," said the lady in the soft blue dress. She enjoyed the cookies too.
One of our "Aloha" friends was eager for our return to his residence so he could give us each a lei he had purchased for us. He was also wearing the hat Bob had given him.
Making life exciting for others, their days and our days.
We are so fortunate to have our bass player as part of the band. She keeps a great beat for us and fills up the room with deep rich tones from her 100 year old 3/4 bass.
Traveling around the county singing songs about traveling around the country. Catch us if you can.
MARCH 27, 2019 WEDNESDAY
Jack Douglass Saloon,
Columbia Music from Route 66 at 1pm.
APRIL 7, 2019
Lobby of the Gallo
pre-concert music for
Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britian
Gallo Center for the Arts 3pm
APRIL 13, 2019
Deva's Restaurant on J Street near 12th from 10 to noon.
APRIL 29, 2019
Peddlers Faire in
MAY 8, 2019
Joint music adventure with the Good Time Accordion Band in Escalon.
FARMERS MARKETS 2019
June 1 Grafitti Music
Rock and Roll
JUNE 8, 2019
Barking Dog Grill
11th Street Modesto
Grafitti Rock & Roll
Saturday, June 8
SEPTEMBER 6, 2019
Enslen Park at
Morris & Enslen
NOVEMBER 1, 2019
Friday at 7pm
1600 Carver Road