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Audio Previews Of The Ukulele Project

Here are some sneak preview snippets of 3 of the tracks from The Ukulele Project (slated for release in late June); 2 vocal tunes and one instrumental. I'll be previewing some other tracks soon, so check back to hear some moire.  You can also read and download the press release and one-sheet for the album, both found from the home page.

"The Best Of Everything" , Look_For_A_Light_snippet.mp3

and "Slinkety Slank"


Summer ukulele and lyric classes enrolling now at Tacoma Community College

I started teaching my ukulele classes at Tacoma Community College's Gig Harbor, WA campus in April, thru the college's Continuing Education division.  Hard to believe, but spring quarter will soon be giving way to summer quarter. In fact, summer enrollment has already begun.  I'll be teaching 3 classes at T.C.C., all at the Gig Harbor campus: my intro to uke class entitled Ukulele For Everyone I as well as the sequel to it, Ukulele For Everyone, Part 2, where the chords and songs and strumming get a bit more challenging. In addition to the 2 uke classes, I'll also be teaching a Transforming Poems Into Lyrics class.  So if you or someone you know wants to learn uke or how to write song lyrics and lives in the Tacoma/Gig Harbor areas of WA state, please pass the word about these classes on to them.  Prices are very affordable.  Here's a link to all 3 classes and enrollment info :



The Ukulele Project (release update)

My ukulele-centered album, The Ukulele Project, has been in the works for awhile now, but I'm pleased to report that it will be out by the 3rd or 4th week of June and available shortly thereafter at all the notable online sources including iTunes, Amazon, Apple Music, CDBaby, etc.  The styles will be just as varied as they were on my previous releases and will take the uke into fresh and not-often-explored stylistic directions such as bossa nova, jazz, reggae, R&B, country-pop and more.  You can listen to 2 snippets in the audio section here on my website, so you'll be able to get a preview. I'll be changing them up in a week, so check back soon and hear 2 new previews.

By the way, 2 of the tunes on the album recently were Finalists in the 2017 UK Songwriting Contest.  One song was in the Blues/Jazz category and the other song in the Inspirational category (which is not one I usually write in, but in these trying times we live in, we all could use some positive inspiration and hope).  

I'll be posting more updates on The Ukulele Project in the coming weeks. 





"Space Station 13509" cover and music video

Here's a new acoustic take on my song, "Space Station 13509", done by British singer/songwriter, Andy Tunstall.  I thought Andy came up with a cool acoustic take on the song and did a real nice job on both the track and video.  Here's a link to it:


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