I began writing songs back in the 1980s but most of my song writing has been during the past few years, since I began playing the ukulele. My roots are in country and gospel music but my influences are broader than that. I use different ukuleles and sometimes keyboards, melodica, harmonica, and programmed bass & drums. I also enjoy multi-tracking background harmony vocals. Most of my song writing is based on my experiences growing up in south Texas, as well as stories I have read or been told. I am currently working on getting all my original songs uploaded to my original only channel. A more complete playlist of originals can be found on youtube under the name UkeintheHeartofTexas.