Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Jake Shimabukuro - Mind-Blowing Ukulele Virtuoso

You really need to play this video.

I think it is safe to say that what Louis Armstrong did for the trumpet, Earl Scruggs for the banjo, and Les Paul for the electric guitar, the brilliant young Hawaiian Jake Shimabukuro is doing for the ukulele. Thanks to my good friend Louise, I had the chance to hear Jake play to a sold-out auditorium in LA this weekend.  Otherwise, I would still be living in a fog of ignorance.

This video of Jake playing George Harrison's "While My Guitar Gently Weeps" has already drawn more than 4 million YouTube views. Enjoy ....

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