Strumming My Ukulele
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With just one lick you’ll recognize him -
With a voice as sweet as his ukulele picking, Na Hoku Hanohano award winner Troy Fernandez became highly acclaimed as a solo artist after establishing himself among the ranks of Hawaii’s top entertainers for his work in the Ka’au Crater Boys. Troy continued to innovate and electrify his fans with his solo releases such as the “Hawaiian Style Ukulele” series, and “Ride Time.”
Strumming My Ukulele, an acoustic collection of Hawaiian and island-
Troy’s light and bright signature ukulele style sparkles on these Hawaiian pearls: “Koke’e,” ” Waialae,” and Pua Hone.” His love for island living shines through on local favorites, “Ku’u Home O Kahulu’u” and “Haole Hula.”
Troy gives us a bit of that Ka’au Crater Boys flavor with “Wild Side of Life” and “Spiders and Snakes” while his originals, “Local Girl of Mine,” “It’s For Our Children,” and the title track, “Strumming My Ukulele,” confirm his ability to stay on the cutting edge of contemporary island music.
Accompanied only by his ukulele mastery, Troy performs a delightful rendition of the medley popularized by Bruddah IZ, “Somewhere over the Rainbow/What a Wonderful World,” and Olomana’s tender “Lullaby.”
With a little help from well known, seasoned musicians, Jeff Rasmussen and Robi Kahakalau, and his lovely and talented daughters, Tory and Tia, Strumming My Ukulele is over flowing with the island style sounds of Hawaii’s masterful ukulele artist, Troy Fernandez.
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