author, entertainer, educator, storyteller, music historian, troubadour
Lil Rev is an award-winning, Wisconsin based ukulele author, entertainer and educator. His penchant for deep-rooted American musical traditions keeps him busy teaching and performing at festivals, music camps, clubs and folk societies all over north america.
Lil Rev is regarded as a top-tier storyteller, music historian and troubadour in the classic tradition weaving songs and stories seamlessly together during his shows.
His ukulele style draws heavily on blues, jazz and country roots, while also peppering his originals with timeless flare. While never one to wed himself to any single approach, Lil Rev is a jack of all trades, who’s playing style includes finger-picking, claw-hammer, chord-melody, single-string lead and campanella approaches.
Voted Best Folksinger in WI-2004
1996 National Blues Harmonica Champion
“Lil Rev is a ukulele and harmonica wizard.” -Elderly Instruments
“Listen to this! Lil Rev is Great!” -Pete Seeger
KANILE`A OF CHOICE
Custom Super Tenor 19” 5-string