The Uncle Roy Show
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The Uncle Roy Show

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"Press Reviews"

"There's a whole heap of musical mayhem, humor and pure fun in store at the launch of the new CD "The Uncle Roy Show, Vol. II"... the music is an engaging and well played jumble of South American sounds and rhythms, breezy island influences, downhome folk elements, jazz and rock."
Kati Schardl - Tallahassee Democrat, Friday March 24, 2006

...its the cheeky songwriting that'll endear you to Uncle Roy and the boys. You just can't go wrong with songs titled "The Power of Positive Drinking" and "Is The Screwin' That You're Gettin', Worth The Screwin' That Your'e Gettin?" And however humorous they may be, these witty songs make valid points.
Don't file The Uncle Roy Show in the funny music category just yet though. Other tracks including the standout opening track "Now/Here" are rooted in deeper issues. The jazzy, relaxed "Brazil," authentically sung in Portuguese, made me want to sip a sangria and samba around the living room.
With such laid back, fun tunes, it's no wonder The Uncle Roy Show has been so successful on the Gulf Coast. In fact, if you want to catch them in the next few months, you'd better head south to
Apalachicola, Fla. ...

Nancy Nowlin - The Corner News, Auburn, Al

Heres what The Loafer, Auburn Alabama says …
”The Uncle Roy Show with The Twang Thang is a band that comes in several configurations, its basic grouping consists of the trio of “Uncle Roy” Schultz, Dave Swanger and Derek DeLamar … when Uncle Roy’s son Jonas is home from attending Berklee College of music in Boston the band adds saxophone and piano to the basic trio of drums, lead and bass guitar. The Uncle Roy experience is a swiss army knife of a band, it seems each configuration is a different entity playing different material. When Uncle Roy plays alone he appears as a troubadour much in the Bob Dylan mold, complete with harmonica holder. The music Roy plays can be loosely described as Americana.
Roy grew up traveling across the USA with his dad who was a truck driver. In the truck stops Roy was exposed to the country music on the jukeboxes … these stops gave Roy his first musical influences. Along with Western swing, Roy was influenced by Tex Mex …an influence that shows up strongly on his soon to be released CD. Roy has played in bands all over the map. His travels include gigs in California, Texas, Hawaii, Canada, Japan, Korea, and Brazil. His singing is delivered with a fiendish delight that can be wordly and jaded. An example of this trend is his song “Is the screwin’ that you’re getting’ worth the screwin’ that you’re getting’”. On the other hand his songs can be achingly tender and loving. Some of his ballads written for his wife are very moving valentines that betray a softer side to Roy.
When Roy is joined by Dave Swanger on lead guitar and Derek DeLamar on bass The Uncle Roy Show morphs into The Twang Thang. This band plays a wide variety of material including R&B, Western Swing, Rock and Folk.
… when The Twang Thang is joined by Jonas Schultz the band changes once again. While continuing to deliver most of the songs from The Uncle Roy Show the band takes a serious trip south to include Brazilian jazz and bossa nova. Jonas is simply a wonder! While still in his teens this young fellow delivers jazz solos from classic bossa nova that are flawless. In this configuration one can enjoy the whole range of the Uncle Roy playbook. When you see their name on an upcoming music schedule don’t miss the opportunity to go out and see a local treasure”
Mike Dement Auburn Loafer
October 2005 Auburn Alabama

Somewhere in the darkest, hottest depths of hell Satan is laughing his ass off. In case you can’t tell by the CD cover, Uncle Roy, also known as Roy Schultz, is crazy as fuck. He is so crazy that he has no idea how incredibly stoned his son Jonas is on both the back and inside photos. Still, if Jonas could arrange and transcribe all of these songs he’s got to be useful for something.
Of course, this is indeed “The Uncle Roy Show” (and in a truly cruel development only the second in an assuredly eternally-produced series). Predictably enough, all fifteen songs on this recording were penned with the crazy guy with poor taste in clothes, who seems to have elevated cluelessness to an art form. He claims in “The Perfect Love Song” that he “ain’t ready to die yet,” and goddamn it if he doesn’t sound like he’s telling the truth. How many more “Volumes” there will be in this series is anybody’s guess, but the fact that Schultz is somehow able to record, produce, package, and distribute his album is a testament to independent music’s all-inclusive mentality. Fugazi with an acoustic, you say? Well, not quite. There’s nothing otherwise subversive about these Jimmy Buffett style tunes, with all the expected humor about growing old and being a quirky guy making up the bulk of the material. There comes a time in many reviews when the reviewer will ponder whether the artist in question will be burning up the charts one d - various souther writers


Recorded Album "Front Burner Country" with Julie & The Electric Rangers in 1982, single "Hurry Novermber" 1983 both on Hawaii's Lehua Records, recorded with Warren Johnson & The Gator Creek Band also in Hawaii.
Recorded cassette Melody Ranch, in Custer Washington, 1989.
2 solo CD's "The Uncle Roy Show" in 2000 and "The Uncle Roy Show Volume II" in 2006.



As a self taught musician with too many styles to name, we’re calling it “folk music”. As the template for the folk boom of the 60’s were murder ballads, civil rights and work songs of the past … the new folk music is everything that’s happened since. Uncle Roy is folk music for the 21st Century with his own drinkin’, cheatin’, killin’, truck drivin’, love songs.
On the road at 8 years old with long haul truck driving father, the truck stops and the jukebox was the savior, the holy grail … that old Mac was so loud you could barely yell over the racket, nobody even bothered with radios, way before CB’s and freeways, but the jukebox was alive with neon and chrome and the love affair was on.
Moving from the ice and snow of Minnesota to the beaches of southern California with the promise of his own set of drums for helping in the move they arrived in Oceanside, Ca. in April of ’65, his 14th birthday … his lifes mission could now begin … he had his tools! Bouncing around the west coast in bands (and trucks) in the 70’s the road led from LA to Hawaii and a full time gig in Waikiki and a serious musical adventure began … His future wife joined the band on keyboards and vocals, got a record contract with Honolulu’s Lehua Records, recorded Front Burner Country with Julie & the Electric Rangers in Hawaii, toured Japan, Korea , The Philippines, Okinawa & Guam and Western U.S. to promote their album … toured Orient again with Freddy Fender. … performed and toured with The Opry’s Jack Greene and Little Jimmie Dickens, sax great Ace Cannon, Tennessee Ernie Ford and Junior Brown … appeared in a Magnum PI episode and recorded with Hawaiian artists Bla Pahinui and Warren Johnson.
During the 80’s, toured Western Canada up the Alaska Hiway to Whitehorse in the Yukon to East Tennesee and Nashville … back to the Pacific Northwest … where Julia, wife and mother passed away with lymphoma cancer in 1988 after a 2 year battle at age 35. Widowed with a 2 year old son, the adventure really got interesting. Forgoing “day care” and “day jobs” he continued to lead their band Melody Ranch around the Northwest opening for Jimmie Dale Gilmore at the infamous 3B Tavern in Bellingham, Wa … watching neighbor kids during the day while neighbors watched son Jonas at night. Throwing caution to the wind they sold their little house in the Custer raspberry fields. and moved to Austin, Tx.,in ’92 … playing the blues on Austin’s 6th St. and the honkytonks around town at night while being Mr. Mom by day … Hooked up with brother and sister act Ramblin Rose out of Houston … performed throughout East Texas.
Moved to Auburn, Al. in ‘96 The Uncle Roy Show was born … realizing a pro drummer wasn’t really needed in this college town, tired of waiting for the phone to ring he reinvented himself as a one man band, with a bass drum and tambourine, cowbell, harmonica and guitar. Being a closet guitar picker for 30 years and as most drummers are frustrated front men, the transition wasn’t that difficult. After recording “The Uncle Roy Show Vol. I in 2000 “ he retired the bass drum doing a more standard singer songwriter thing. But keeping “the Show” flexible it can be anything from a solo to one man band to acoustic duo or trio or full band. Also as a “Show “the door is open for the jugglers and dancers and other surprises.
Since arriving in Alabama he has recorded and toured with rock & roll band, Pretty Beat Up …appeared in 3 separate productions of “Always, Patsy” at The Dixie Theater in Apalachicola, Fl… toured Brazil twice, most recently with son Jonas on Tenor sax. And as a professional folk artist he has had two “One Man” Art Shows at Auburn University showcasing original folk art including paper mache sculptures, paintings and furniture. Uncle Roy was the drummer in the orchestra for the Auburn University Production of “The Little Shop Of Horrors” April 2008
He has also visited Costa Rica twice since ’06 expanding his world music repertoire
Uncle Roy is proud to celebrate 40 years in showbiz with the release of “The Uncle Roy Show Vol. II”, employing the trio “The Twang Thang”, with Roy on drums, guitar, and harmonica, Dave Swanger on Guitar and Derek DeLamar on Bass plus Jonas Schultz who is now a Berklee College of Music Graduate on Tenor Sax and Keyboards on 15 original songs.
Using guerilla tactics in this new age seems to be the only way one can survive, full bands are expensive so the goal is to have a big sound with as few people as possible, without gadgets and electronics but with real instruments, warts and all. The Uncle Roy Show has proven to be an organic process rather than a destination, evolving as the songs take shape and the musicians come and go, a marathon not a sprint, the one constant is Uncle Roy too ornery to quit but still a whole lot of fun!
Now performing with Jonas & The Snakefarmers.

© 2008 UNCLE ROY