Gerald Readore is a Houston Texas resident who loves all types and styles of music. He plays the guitar, ukulele and a little banjo, and plays and records music for the love of it. He and his twin brother like to play local coffee houses in the Houston area.
His love for various styles of music started at a young age. Shortly after getting a shortwave radio at the age of 12 years old, he heard the haunting sounds of the tahitian ukulele while listening to Radio Tahiti. Over the years interest in other forms of music began (Reggae, African, Jazz, Hawaiian, Tahitian, Pop, Bluegrass, Contemporary Christian). These various styles of music are reflected in the music he plays in one form or another.
He played ukulele in a local Houston, Texas band called the “Houston Slackers”. The name is based on “Slack Key Guitar” which several of the members played. It is a relaxing style of music which originated in Hawaii. Rarely heard outside the islands, the Houston Slackers spread this style of music and the “Aloha Spirit” playing at Aloha festivals in Houston and San Antonio.
He works at the Johnson Space Center as an Engineer on the International Space Station Program, and unfortunately has to play music in his free time.