February Already!

2013 has already started and I haven't even updated the fun times from late last year! This will probably end up being one of the longer posts here… hope you're ready! [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2b0MNPZgRQk]IMG_2200 IMG_2160 IMG_1997 IMG_2024 IMG_1981 IMG_1970

First off, the new single Lips is up on iTunes and is the first song from the new acoustic album that I'm doing with Tyler Fortier (as producer). You can find it here: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/lips-single/id586017856

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I'm going in a little different direction for this album and I hope you like it! I'll be making another post in the new future with more new album news.

A few months ago I have had the honor to tour with Aldrine Guerrero (of UkuleleUnderground.com) and Lorenzo Vignando (from Italy, you can see a collaboration we did together where I played the cello a few posts down!). It was such a great experience being around their talent and energy. As I have said all year, it's amazing how one instrument can be played in so many different ways. If you get a chance to see either of these guys play, make sure you go, I promise it will be worth it!

A special thank you to the Watkins and Russ for hosting us and being amazing!

Other fun tidbits… I experienced my first NAMM show this year thanks to Mike DaSilva and got a chance to hang out with Kahiwa Sebire whom I was able to meet last year at the Cairns Ukulele Festival! We recorded one of her originals while she was here visiting and the video should be up in the next few days! Fun times indeed.

Oh, before I forget, I'll be down in Chico, California next weekend for their ukulele festival!

http://www.weheartukefest.com

I hope to see some familiar faces, it's going to be a fun time! This is one of the few festivals I'll be performing and teaching at this year mainly because I want to take some time off and really focus on writing. I've been so busy lately that I haven't had time to just sit and write new songs… it's been a bit frustrating and I promised myself that this year I'd create a lot of time to do just that!

That's it for now, there's a lot of little things that I'll be updating this month, stay tuned :)

PS: Huge aloha to the UkuleleUnderground members who met up for the jam, it was so nice to meet many of you for the first time and to see some of you who I haven't seen in a while! The post jam at "Ghandi's" will always be one of my favorite moments ever!