March meeting will be held on 3/14

It’s that time again. This coming Thursday, March 14, 7 – 8:30 pm, Central Daylight Time (hooray!), we’ll be meeting at the Memorial United Methodist Church, at 6100 Berkman Drive (Austin, TX 78723).

Folks who choose the songs have decided that it’s time for another Texas song, so here it is: Miles and Miles of Texas,” a Western swing-influenced number that many of us know because of the version performed by the band Asleep at the Wheel. The chords are fairly easy, but in a few places you’ll be jumping from chord to chord quickly, so run through it a few times before the meeting.

Here’s the original recording:

And here’s a slightly different live “Austin” version:

Here’s another piece of news: the Memorial United Methodist Church, which lets us meet in its classroom every month for free, would like us to play for about 30 minutes at 12:30 for an event coming up on Sunday, April 28–their annual “Heritage Sunday Celebration” where the church honors their oldest members. At the meeting, we’ll be recruiting folks to join the group who’ll play some of our favorites there.

And, sadly, for those of you who remember the AUS at SXSW last year, there will not be a Beatles Complete on Ukulele event this year.  We’ll be sure to let you know if it’ll be back next year. —Walter

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