“I been everywhere, boys, I been everywhere…“
I’ve played giant stages with video monitors showing my nose five feet high and little house concerts in the outback of Australia- so don’t be chicken to inquire-if I’m going to be in your part of the world I might say yes!
If you are promoting a date with me, here’s the pr stuff you need:
Del Rey started playing guitar when she was four years old. At thirteen, she was immersed in the world of folk music, via the San Diego Folk Festival. She has tried to get a whole band onto her solo instrument from the beginning. This gives her music an interesting complexity, especially when applied to the ukulele.
Rags, blues and tunes of the early 20th century are her specialty, even as she writes new music to add to the tradition. Del Rey also has fashion sense that would make Minnie Pearl smile.
Del Rey has taught and played all over the world, and brings her distinctive finger-style approach to guitar and ukulele to her teaching DVDs on Homespun “Boogie-Woogie Guitar” ” The Music Of Memphis Minnie” , “Memphis Uke Party” and “Blue Uke. Her website is www.delreyplays.com and her albums can be found at www.hobemianrecords.com
What they say:
“Del Rey, who plays a syncopated style of guitar based on prewar blues and barrelhouse piano traditions, is one of the best fingerpickers of this or any generation. “ Ian Zack, Acoustic Guitar
“Whilst known for her amazing instrumental skills … it should not be overlooked that she always provides a very entertaining show, full of variety, drama and humour.” Blues In Britain
Below are links to high resolution pictures of me with:
uke (full body)
DJs please contact me directly with your showtimes and call letters and I’ll send you some cds.
Hobemian Records Store All Del Rey’s in-print CDs, DVDs and vinyl, plus albums from Steve James and Arthur Migliazza