The ukulele is a particularly difficult instrument to keep a persons interest with. Only 4 nylon strings that don't tend to fill a room with sound, it takes skill and attention to pique someones curiosity into what you're doing. The instrument tends to lean more towards a party trick rather than a serious contender on the stage and in the studio.
Galapaghost might just change your mind.
Galapaghost is the moniker for
Chris Casey Chandler, a recent graduate of State University of New York with a degree in Music Production. Born and raise
d in “the small hippie town” of Woodstock NY, who now calls the music mecca of Austin, Tx his home. With two EP's, Neptune and Our Lost Generation, on his resume, Chandler has just released his third and “final” EP up for free as a parting gift to the masses. My hopes are that Chandler is moving onto bigger and better things with this final EP and not giving up on music all together.
Music needs to be handled with either kid gloves or a sledgehammer and Chandler does quite well with the former on Runnin'. There's no distractions with loop tracks or electronic sampling, what you see is what you get. Most tracks start out simple enough with just Chandler on vocals and either acoustic guitar or ukulele but morph into a perfectly layered folk americana.