January 09, 2019

Happy New Year, friends!

As 2018 slips away like ice in a stiff drink, we’re reflecting on the year that was. 2018 was a complicated thing full of unexpected highs and serious lows. Ever grateful to still be riding the roller coaster (no matter what), we’re thankful for the safe travels, fulfilling shows, dear friends, hard work, and the sweet music that filled our time. Thank you for everything.

Here’s a little video for you with some of the most fun highlights of our year… Read More…

July 31, 2018



We’ve got some huge news:
Old Crow Medicine Show has invited us to open two shows in August!

We’re thrilled and honored to share the stage with this 2-time Grammy-winning band. These gents are the real deal, friends… Read More…

June 17, 2018

Happy Summer, Friends!
I can’t believe it’s June already. 
Not even kidding – where does the time go?! 
Summer is here and as usual, KC has loads of fun things to do. V&P are busy playing shows out on the road and here in KC, creating workshops, writing music, AND stretching out in new and interesting ways. Change is good and we’re changing it up this summer. Read about the new things we’re doing below, plus get the highlighted shows of our summer and early fall. Don’t miss these KC special events – mark your calendar now. We’re always adding shows and tour dates, so check our website often for changes, or better yet – like our page and you’ll receive all the scoop and insider fun. 
Summer’s on, friends. Stay cool. Drink lots of water. Wear sunscreen. Get out there into the sunshine and enjoy your life. Happy summering!   
6/19 : VPsongLab | Central Library | 11:30a | INFO
6/21 : Artist Talk, “Making Music” | Plaza Library | 6:30pm | RSVP
6/23 : Food. Art. Drink Fest at Linden Square | Gladstone | INFO
7/22 : KC’s 4th Annual Big Picnic | Nelson Gallery of Art | 4-8pm | INFO
9/08 : Prairie Village Jazz Fest | Harmon Park | 4:00pm | INFO
9/23 : Open Spaces Concert Series | Swope Park | 2:30pm | INFO
And just for fun and to get you in the mood…here’s a new video we made starring YOU – our fans!    
Check it out HERE
Jeff (Victor) has formed a new jazz trio! The Jeff Freling Trio has been making waves around Kansas City for the last few months. The trio features Jeff’s unforgettable guitar style with bass and drums playing Jeff’s new original compositions. What does it sound like?! How about, “Bachelor-A-Go-Go” meets vintage spy style tunes with a deep pocket funky groove. Oh, and it’s jazzy. Think: Marc Ribot and Les Paul having cocktails with John Scofield. Want to catch a show?  Find their schedule HERE
Erin (Penny) has received her real estate license! Erin is currently working with award-winning Kansas City developer Butch Rigby on the vibrant 63rd Street Corridor commercial development project. Erin is Chief of Client Services and Leasing and is excited to be part of this revitalization project.  Learn more HERE
V&P are traveling this summer to fests and venues in CO, IN, IA, IL, MI.  Do you know folks in those areas?  Please invite them to our show – we’d love to meet your people. Recommending us word of mouth is still the very best way for us to connect to new fans! And we bet your friends are cool. 
6/29 : Fairfield IA | Cafe Paradiso
6/30 : Des Moines, IA | Noce
7/12 : Lansing, MI | Concerts in the Courtyard
7/13 : Fairmont, IL | Sleepy Creek Vineyards
7/14 : South Bend, IN | Merriman’s Playhouse
8/23 : Fort Collins, CO | Elizabeth Hotel | The Magic Rat
8/25 : Creede, CO | Headwaters Music Festival
9/20 : Liberty, MO | Corbin Theatre
9/22 : California, MO | Finke Theatre
10/5 : Fort Collins, CO | Music District 
It’s no secret that we love to share our love of music, ukulele, guitar, songwriting, and performance with others through workshops and teaching across the US. And now we’ve teamed up with our good friend and ukulele songstress, Danielle Anderson of Danielle Ate the Sandwich and created a brand new weekend event focused on performance and songwriting for ukulele players! We are SO EXCITED to bring this to you – we’ve been working on it for months. We’re holding the event in gorgeous Fort Collins, CO, attendance will be very limited, and tickets have just gone on sale now.  Interested?  Check out our new website HERE.   

April 23, 2018

APRIL 28 | Saturday

Victor & Penny play a special show with their old Kansas City pals, The Grand Marquis, as they celebrate the release of their newest CD at our favorite saloon, Knuckleheads. Brandon Phillips and The Condition wrap up the night.
It’s a jump soul swing roots jive blues dance party and you’re invited!  
BUY TICKETS  |  $15 Advance
8:30p — Victor & Penny Trio

9:30p — Grand Marquis
11:00p – Brandon Phillips & The Condition

Knuckleheads Saloon
2715 Rochester
KCMO | 816.483.1456

TICKETS & INFO | Grand Marquis | Brandon Phillips and The Condition

Goodies: Need something from our online store? Find it HERE

Stream our music and feel good about it here:  The Standing O Project
Don’t know about Fair Trade Music Streaming? Watch this little video and find out.
What is Fair Trade Music Streaming?

January 07, 2018



I love the beginning.  Here at the 2018 starting line, everything is fresh and possible again. We stand with renewed vigor and resolve – let’s do this thing! We stand with gratitude for all the experiences  of 2017 – the good, the bad, and the surprising lessons we learned. We are so grateful to all of YOU for your good words, for caring about this art we’re making, for finding the spark in it that lights your own fire. We really would not – could not – do this without you, our patrons, our fans, our friends, our road family.  We wish for you in 2018 all that you desire. Begin. Be brave.

November 05, 2017

Hello, friends, happy fall to you all!  

WOW.  We’re still reeling from the events of the last 6 weeks, but in a good way.  It’s like when your brain is brimming and your heart is humming and you’re vacillating between “can’t sit still” and “too tired to move” and everything is a little too bright and a little too loud and under it all you just feel so so so glad to be home and yet can’t wait to do it all again.  That’s how things are today.   Read More…

September 05, 2017

Hello Friends,
We hope you enjoyed your long, labor day weekend; we sure did. Our good friend Danielle Anderson paid us a visit in Kansas City and we spent a delicious couple of days catching up over cocktails and sharing meals. What a gift it was to spend time with friends from the road right here in our beloved hometown.
Like everyone else, we’re back to work…

Read More…

July 29, 2017

Hello friends,
A quick post to say we’re coming to Denver next week for a very special concert PLUS a ukulele workshop for our uke-loving fans. We’ve got new tunes, new stories, and shiny new wedding bands to show you. Come Celebrate!
Cheers, Erin + Jeff

AUGUST 5 –  Saturday
Workshop | 1:00 – 2:00pm
Concert | 7:00 – 9:00pm

Presented By:
Ukulele Inspired Studios
910 Santa Fe Drive – Unit #19
3rd floor of the 910 Arts building
Denver, CO 80204 | (808) 224-6310

Facebook Event

June 13, 2017

Photo by Paul Andrews Photography | 14 May 2017


Hello, friendsWe got married!!!  The wedding was amazing. Might just be the best day of my life so far. Jeff and I are still processing everything that happened and all the joy, love, and gratitude that filled our wedding weekend. I will write a longer blog when our official photos are done with lots of pictures from the weekend, but I wanted to write a brief note today to say how very, very happy and grateful we are.