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Friday, April 12, 2019

Toledo Ukesters host jam sessions for ukulele enthusiasts | Toledo Blade

Kathe Merritt was not happy playing her ukulele alone, continues Toledo Blade.

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So when the retired Sylvania Schools teacher learned that there's a ukulele club in Sylvania, she joined up.

“I used to play it all alone in my living room,” Ms. Merritt said. “Now I can play with friends. This just makes me happy.”

Ms. Merritt was one of a dozen ukulele enthusiasts who attended Toledo Ukesters' jam session Tuesday at the Toledo-Lucas County Public Library's King Road Branch in Sylvania.

Sheila Painter, Toledo Ukesters' co-chairman, led the jam session, with the rest of the attendees positioned in a semicircle, facing her. They played musical pieces such as “On the Road Again” by Willie Nelson and “This Land is Your Land” by Woody Guthrie...

Founded by Sharon Frankel in June, Toledo Ukesters has since grown from about a dozen to about 40 people on the group’s email list, ranging in age from 13 to the mid-80s, Mrs. Painter said.

She said she would like to see more people join in, because “the more-the merrier.”
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Source: Toledo Blade