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Folk Uke

by Folk Uke

Eclectic acoustic folk duo comprised of Cathy Guthrie and Amy Nelson featuring perfectly melded harmonies and sharp, often biting wit.
Genre: Folk: Folk-Rock
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1. Tonight You Belong To Me
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2:05 album only
2. Shit Makes The Flowers Grow
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2:52 album only
3. Knock Me Up
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3:04 album only
4. Fences
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4:26 album only
5. Try To Say Goodbye
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4:20 album only
6. I Still Miss Someone
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4:06 album only
7. In Case We Die
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3:21 album only
8. Motherfucker Got Fucked Up
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2:17 album only


Album Notes
We were inspired by many of the agreeable greats of the Folk, Country, and Americana genres. Our favorite chords are C, F, and G. So, if you’d like to play along, well, it’s that easy.

Of our infamous families, the two of us had been the musical holdouts until we gave into the force and began writing and playing music together. Armed with a ukulele and a guitar, we penned songs such as ‘Shit Makes the Flowers Grow’, ‘Knock Me Up’, and ‘Motherfucker Got Fucked Up’ and we thought, “What a crime it would be to keep these national treasures to ourselves. How can we keep silent when we are the voice of a nation?”

You may not hear us on the radio, since our songs have been described as “inappropriate”, “off-color”, “not ready for mainstream” and “NSFW”(Not Safe For Work).

Our debut release, 'Folk Uke', is self-titled, as are we. It was produced by Abe Guthrie and ourselves. "Family values" would be the common chord in this unprecedented collection of songs, since we let our Dads, Willie Nelson and Arlo Guthrie, take the solos and chime in when they were compelled to do so. It was the least we could do for our executive producers. It made them feel good and that made us feel good; so we took the chance that it would make thousands of people feel good and we printed thousands of copies.

We sure hope you'll buy one, or ten, or even twenty...

Cathy Guthrie and Amy Nelson


“Folk Uke, (self-titled, self-released): The KAOS Music Department's favorite album of the year; one listen and you'll know why. Amy Nelson and Cathy Guthrie lay down eight tracks of sometimes naughty, sometimes obscene, and always pretty, ukulele-driven folk. Amazing harmonies abound in songs like "Tonight You Belong to Me" and "Knock Me Up." A nightmare for the Parent's Music Resource Center but a dream come true for fans of downright beautiful music.” - by Bryan Johnson & Ben Kennedy, KAOS Student Music Directors


"Take a pinch of Guthrie, a twist of Nelson, a couple ukuleles, some Mighty Wind, and estrogen supplements. Now mix all the ingredients together with a mortar and pestle, sit back and tell the world, Folk Uke! This debut self-release from Amy Nelson and Cathy Guthrie features eight uke-infused, traditionally harmonized girls bathroom masterpieces ranging from “Sh☺t Makes the Flowers Grow”, to “Motherf☺cker Got F☺cked Up”. Their folk roots show through choice repertoire arrangements of the David Lee/Billy Rose classic “Tonight You Belong To Me”, and Johnny Cash/ Roy Cash Jr. tune “I Still Miss Someone. Folk music needs a good laugh, regularly. Daily, really. Humor is the best part about folk music, the twist of the lyric when it’s nearly limerick verse. With an overtone of natural female harmony, simple strum-strum room mic intimacy, and some proud fathers Arlo and Willie swapping leads and background vocals, this is likely to be the best folk record out today, and I’m not folking around here." - Matt Reasor, American Songwriter Magazine


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Brillant. Thoughtful. Rebellious. Twisted. Sugar and spice.
Brillant. This is off center and a breath of fresh air in the midst of our cloudy airwaves. What we have here is magic brought to us by angel voices and talented songwriting. I recommend this album to anyone with ears. Thoughtful, provoking, rebellious and twisted. Sugar and spice.


Don't play skippy on this one. I'ts the shit!
To night you belong to me and you will say after hearing this that this cd belongs to you. Keep it close. It'll make you happy when you're sad and make your flowers talk.

Curtiss deVedrine "The Second Coming Of Age"

God Awfull Good!!!
These Singers will break your heart while making you laugh out loud!

Tommy Sheridan

Wonderful funny but totally articulated Ululele CD.
I loved the make up of all of this CD.The arrangement of
'Tonight You Belong To Me'is top drawer.The Ululele-I am a uke nut--backing and playing is wonderful.


Like father(s) like daughter(s)
A great (little) record. Not surprising with those fathers!

Ray Boylan

Folk Uke
Before I begin,let me express a prejudice - I am a huge fan of their daddies. Now I am a huge fan of their's. This CD combines whimsey, humor and drop dead harmony - I LOVED IT!!!

Martha Reed

Folk Uke
Love, love, LOVE it! The harmonies are beautiful and surprising, given the subject material. Thank you, Cathy & Amy, for the fun CD. I only hope that you make it to the Cleveland, OH area SOON!


Stumbled into this CD
Actually StumbleUpon'd into the site. Fell in love with the singing flowers and bought the CD. I'll be buying several more copies for family members. Everybody who's heard the Makes the Flowers grow loved it. I love the way the songs work at multiple levels: pop/folky happy tune, lyrics that are funny on the surface, and totally serious underneath. GREAT!

Noel Johnson

Really glad I "stumbled" on to this cd.
Great songs, great playing and (in parts) VERY funny! Looking forward to the next one!

Misti Rae from "Rae-Ray"

a breath of fresh air thanx to great lyricism and cute arrangements. been turnin my friends on to it as well.
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