Well, John Baxter has gone and done it again! He's chosen yet another song, "Moonstruck," from our CD "Constellation" and put it into rotation over at Ukefarm Radio.
Wow John, we can't begin to show our appreciation for all the support you've been showing this album. So we'll just say thanks. THANKS!
While we really like "Moonstruck," heck it was a personal favorite of mine for a long time... although I guess they all are at one point or another so maybe I'm not the best judge… we never expected it to be played on uke-centric radio stations.
It's far from that classic acoustic sound, but it is indeed being played on a uke, and we believe that makes it uke music no matter what it sounds like. Having it played on Ukefarm Radio is validation that we're not the only ones who feel that way. Thanks again, John!
It's a beautiful little bugger of a ukulele by the way, a cherry-burst tenor LP from RISA in Germany. (Thanks Rigk!) It looks like a miniaturized Les Paul, hence the "LP." And depending on how you play it, and what you've got it plugged into, it can sound like anything from a slightly louder uke to a wailing 70's guitar. And lots of stuff in between. And it looks darn cute doing it.
While I do love strumming my acoustics, every once in a while I get the itch to plug in and let loose, and I since I don't pay guitar anymore, what else is a guy gonna do? About half of our album "Constellation" features it in some way.
The song itself is something Timothy Jay and I have been goofing around with for many, many years. Starting way back before the uke-aholic days took over, when we both played guitars. It would go on forever as I improvised on top of TJ's ever tightening rhythm part.
In teaching it to Chris it solidified into a song rather than a nightlong jam. It has a definite beginning, build and end now, which is always a good thing for a song. ;-) It really feels great to play it and a lot folks seem to feel it's a stand out track. Bluesy, but not really blues, electric, but not abrasive or harsh. Check it out on our home page and let us know what you think.
We're once again thrilled that John has offered us such a kind welcome over at Ukefarm Radio, it's a great place to hear music from ukers around the world, and also to be heard, and we're grateful for the opportunity.
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