Donna Frost & The Ukeabilly Upstarts formed in spring of 2014. Donna has been playing ukulele during her acoustic shows for several years & had been writing some ukulele songs. She came up with the word “ukeabilly” for her music, meaning ukulele combined with rockabilly, roots, etc. Donna and longtime friend Robert Tigert put together a duo performing Donna’s original ukulele music and began playing shows around Nashville. They were well received and decided they would record an EP which soon became a CD, called “Ukeabilly Mama” which will be released in summer of 2014. They had so much fun recording the album, they decided to take the band out and play this music live. Their first official show as a band was at Douglas Corner Cafe on June 5, 2014 at a CMA Week event. The response was fantastic and there will be more shows coming in the weeks ahead! We’ll keep the info posted here. Band members are: Donna Frost, ukulele & vocals; Robert Tigert, bass & vocals; Jim Alderman, accordion & vocals; Chris Higgins, drums; Ed Zinkiewicz, spoons and vocals; Michael Mishaw, keyboards and cajon, Paul Olson, cajon. Donna received an artist endorsement from Kamoa Ukulele Company in October of 2015.