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July 15, 2010

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Adopted Son

From birth, Jason was attached to his ukelele. Everywhere he went, it went with him. Jason knew music was his future. But, he also knew that those musical dreams couldn’t have been realized on the small island of Samoa. So at the ripe age of 7, Jason left Samoa with just a ukelele and a fishing pole. Leaving his family, he sailed off into the Pacific in a homemade boat. He set sail in search of his musical dreams. He drifted thousands of miles, singing and strumming the entire time. Somehow, a year later, miraculously, he was found floating on the I&M canal in northern Illinois, strumming away on his ukelele and singing along. A local couple took Jason in and adopted him as their own. They cared for him, and nurtured him. It was there that he was exposed to, and fell in love with, American music. He especially grew fond of country music. He really loved those Hank Williams songs that his new-grandma would sing all the time. He loved that honky tonk sound. He loved the smooth steel guitars. They sounded natural to him (they came from the islands too, you see). It was playing those country songs that felt most natural to him. And it was those songs and sounds that inspired him to write his own songs. And most importantly, it was those songs that inspired him to trade his ukelele in for an American made Gibson dreadnought acoustic guitar. The rest, as they say, is country gold.

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