Depression Era Jam
Dan Scanlan
Saturday, June 9, 2012, 12:00pm
Jam Room - Room #117
www.coolhanduke.com

Leading up to the Depression that began in 1929, America Tin Pan Alley went to work to give voice to the nation of workers and growing homeless. Radio was still new and popular, performers sang tunes that helped folks through the hard times and are a form of folk music. Most have more than three chords, but still are easy to jam on and it feels good to sing them. Brother Can You Spare a Dime, Wrap Your Troubles in Dreams, Shanty in Old Shanty Town, Pocketful of Dreams, and others. Words and chords will be available.

Dan lives on the Yuba River in Nevada City, California, and can be found in cyberspace at www.coolhanduke.com. A ukulele performer since 1961 he currently performs solo, leads the trio Cool Hand Uke and the Enablers, and directs the 30-member Strum Bums Ukulele Orchestra in Grass Valley, California. He recently released his newest CD, "Ah, Raj„o", performed solo on the instrument that is the forerunner of the ukulele.