Thursday, October 13, 2005

Ukulele Like You've Never Seen!
Thanks to Jim Polaski for bringing up this unbelievable Hawaiian Uke player Jake Shimabukuro. He's playing at the Raue Center for the Arts in Crystal Lake on Fri, Nov 18th (click here for info + tix). You must, must, must check out this video of Jake playing "While My Guitar Gently Weeps." There are several more videos of Jake at Midnight Ukulele Disco, including this stunning amateur performance video. Clearly, this is progressive/fusion music more in the mode of a Jerry Douglas or Sam Bush. But ... wow ... it's a whole new horizon for the instrument.

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