Jake Shimabukuro is a virtuoso ukulele player whos toured with Jimmy Buffet and banjo badass Bela Fleck, but now the master musician is wowing audiences all by himself.
Shimabukuro is touring solo, and says, Its a challenge to carry a whole show, but I enjoy it because it forces me to be creative.
And theres another advantage to Shimabukuro strumming a song on a solo stage.
He says, Peoples expectations are generally pretty low anything I do thats outside of the box, theyre impressed!
His new album, My Life, features Shimabukuro rockin rad covers of Led Zeppelin, The Beatles, and listen to this Cyndi Lauper all on a ukelele.
Shimabukuro explains, I like cover songs because for an audience unfamiliar with the ukulele, it helps me connect with people quicker.
Shimabukuros album, My Life, comes out September.
For more tunes, check out jakeshimabukuro.com
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