Leesburg Art Festival logo

I’m looking forward to being part of the Leesburg Art Festival on Saturday, March 10. I will be a vendor selling my WrenSong flutes and other wood art items. The art festival will be held along the streets of Historic Downtown Leesburg from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday. I’ll be one of more […]

Tom, playing an electronic flute with Deb on a low C wood Native American style flute.

This past weekend I had the opportunity to visit the Leesburg Flute and Drum Gathering held in the Leesburg Center for the Arts. My friend Deb, who I’d met at Flute Haven a few years ago, has always been ready to pick up a flute and jam.  With Deb’s Leesburg friends and my Gainesville friends […]

Sandhill Cranes

The Native American style flute lends itself to improvising.  I remember meeting a man from Jacksonville, Florida who would climb out on his roof after work and decompress by “playing” the skyline.  Depending on where he looked, the skyline was different.  He said he’d never played the same thing twice using this way of improvising […]

It’s always interesting to see how the Internet can facilitate groups of people coming together for common interests. Back in the early 2000s it was fun to watch the ukulele community discover each other as we grew fanatical about the ukulele in different countries.  We formed an extensive online network and community. Then came international […]

Ukulele virtuoso Jake Shimabukuro put on a great show in Gainesville. I really enjoyed the performance! The concert was more than two hours of music. Some songs he performed with his electric and bass guitar players. Some songs he performed solo. He performed a wide range of songs, showing the versatility of the ukulele and […]

Gluing soundboard onto uke sides

Ukulele virtuoso Jake Shimabukuro is on tour, and I’m looking forward to hearing him perform in Gainesville on Feb. 9. I’ve been playing his CDs, picking up and playing my ukuleles (one at a time, of course), and looking forward to his upcoming concert. Jake Shimabukuro became one of the sensations of YouTube in 2006 […]

La Boqueria is an interesting market in Barcelona.  With a range of fruits, vegetables, meats, sweets, spices, olives and people, I could spend a day wandering through it and just looking and taking photographs. On this particular visit, we were on a mission to purchase cheese, bread, grapes and other interesting items for celebrating New […]