Uncle Wayne is a transplant from the U.S. south who settled in Hawaii in 1993 and has since become a folk figure with a cult-like following of 'Uncle Wayne head' preschool families. His music reflects his own roots, his love of Hawaii, and his four decades of experience as a preschool educator. Today Uncle Wayne directs the University of Hawaii at Manoa Children's Center, and donates musical performances to public libraries across the Hawaiian islands. The Bald-Headed Chicken album, produced in 1996, includes 12 Uncle Wayne songs that are unforgettable and easy to sing, and that run the gamut from goofy to thoughtful, spooky, and sweet. Four movement songs ('Loosen Up,' 'Imagination,' 'Bald-Headed Chicken' and 'Children's Train') help kids burn off energy and are easy to follow at home or in the classroom. The energetic 'Wake Up' track is a fun and effective call to care for the environment. The album's simple opening tune 'All Around Maui,' an homage to the humpback whales that visit Hawaii each year, has entered the ranks of 'traditional' children's tunes that embody life in the nation's only island state.