Songwriters + Participants
Our participants are current or former patients of the Tri-Cities Cancer Center. Our songwriters live and work in the Tri-Cities community. Here is a little more information about each of them. To follow along with the songwriting process, join our email list and find us on social media.
Luke Basile is a musician, songwriter, and recording engineer currently living in Richland, Washington. He has been working in the music business since age 17 when he took his first paid gig as a guitarist. Originally self taught, Luke later earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Music Performance. Now he continues his work and study in music, whether it’s playing shows with a variety of regional acts, teaching guitar and bass, or spending time creating in the studio.
Luke has spent the last five years as the lead engineer for Rainmaker Studios in Pasco, WA, recording, mixing and mastering hundreds of bands and artists from across the nation. Music is his ultimate passion, but in his free time he enjoys stand-up paddling, biking, and the great outdoors.
Albert Navarro is a singer-songwriter raised in the Tri-Cities, Washington area. His main genre is Regional Mexican, but has written some songs in blues and country styles. Being fluent in spanish and english, Albert has also written songs in both languages. His love for music and willingness to help (through music) has brought him to The Great Blue Song Project.
Lori Tyler is a native of Richland, Washington. She began singing and playing guitar professionally in 1984 in Tri-Cities clubs and she continues to play music with Nuketown and Hot House Blues bands. Her husband Bud is supportive of all the time she put into both her music and her songwriting.
In December of 2017, Lori lost her Dad to bone marrow cancer. They spent a lot of time at the Tri-Cities Cancer Center checking his blood and visiting with the doctor and nurses. The wonderful staff made the situation easier for both Lori and her father. Lori hopes that her participation in this project helps someone else who has gone through, or is going through a similar health crisis.
Paul Francik is a musician from Richland, Washington. He has sung with many performing arts groups in the local community participating in operas, musical theatre, choirs, jazz ensembles, and pop/rock productions. Always looking for the right opportunity to share his talent and love for music, Paul continues to work on solo projects as a songwriter. He works collaboratively with producers across the U.S., creating music to be featured in television commercials and shows.
Paul has a passion for helping others share their story, and felt like the Great Blue Song Project was a perfect organization to partner with, giving an individual the opportunity to process all the emotions that come with a cancer diagnosis and the journey thereafter.
Frazer Wambeke is a working musician based out of the Columbia Valley in Washington State. Being part of a musical family, he began his illusive journey to whatever echelon of success preparation will provide, releasing his full length debut record "Seasons" in 2011.
He continues performing, writing, and producing on different platforms inside many different genres. Frazer's latest project was released in the fall of 2018 and is entitled "Dreams" under the band Black Dolly.
Tell your story. #FindYourSong.
If your life has been affected by cancer, we want to hear your story. When The Great Blue Song Project sets out to create an album, we also aim to build community, to connect family and friends, to decrease loneliness and isolation, to paint a picture of the many paths we can take to cope with illness and grief.
Have you been affected by cancer? Share your story with The Great Blue Song Project community:
Have you already written a song about how illness or grief has affected your life? Do you have a story, a poem, or a work of art about your experience with illness or grief? We want to hear your voice and enjoy your art.
If you are a current or former patient of
The Tri-Cities Cancer Center and would like to get involved, please contact us.
If you are not affiliated with the Tri-Cities Cancer Center, but would like to invest in a song for yourself or someone you love, please contact us to discuss our current fees and find out more about the process.
Help us complete the
Tri-Cities Cancer Center album.
Songwriting is underway, but we need to raise the funds to head into the recording studio. We would love your support as a donor or corporate sponsor. As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, your donations are tax deductible. We also rely on in-kind donations and volunteerism to fulfill our mission. Here are a few ways you can help us bring the album into the world and touch the lives of many people.