The ukulele gets its due
CD Review - Cape Experience
By Joe Burns
When most people think of the ukulele (if, in fact, they think of it at all) visions of Tiny Tim strumming chords to accompany his quivering falsetto come to mind.

Today, another Tim - Cape Cod musician Tim Sweeney - is doing his best to return the ukulele to its rightful place in the world of music with his newly released CD "New Uke State of Mind."

Playing acoustic ukulele for most of the 10-song set, Sweeney moves deftly through the Great American Songbook … His warm, relaxed vocals invite the listener to sing along or simply relax and enjoy the journey.

Paul McCartney's "Maybe I'm Amazed" breaks the mold, and Sweeney breaks all ukulele preconceptions playing electric uke on that cut. Plugged in, it is virtually indistinguishable from an electric guitar.

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