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~*~ Jake Shimabukuro - Ukelele Virtuoso ~*~
« on: March 22, 2008, 06:04:41 am »
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Yes Peeps

Despite talent sufficient to wow the world with a larger acoustic instrument
Jake has used his prowess with the humble Uke to a distinct and unmatched
advantage. Clearly his 'playing' ability is up there with the T.Emmanuels of
the world (Tommy has invited Jake to play at festivals down under and the
response from these encouraged Jake to take up an invitation to this years'
Byron Bay Blues & Roots Festival over the Easter Weekend. News of Jake's
performance has spread like wildfire since, and it was great to see material
on Youtube confirm the gravity of Jake's natural ability with this often times
over-looked instrument. Jake's cover of 'While My Guitar Gently Weeps' has
to be experienced to be believed. His own compositions break new ground!!

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=829401773913198414

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Aaron

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~*~ Jake Shimabukuro - Ukelele Virtuoso ~*~
« Reply #1 on: March 22, 2008, 09:25:04 pm »
Wow, that was awesome. Never knew someone could rock out on the uke like that. He went ALL out in the end.... kept thinking he must have one pretty strong forearm.

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« Reply #2 on: March 23, 2008, 04:42:16 am »
Quote from: "me and my piano---tim"
Wow, that was awesome. Never knew someone could rock out on the uke like that. He went ALL out in the end.... kept thinking he must have one pretty strong forearm.


I have the "Live in Japan" 2CD that George Harrison & Eric Clapton made on
tour there. After WMGGW, George acknowleges Eric's "Psycho-Guitar". This
is one of those Harrison compositions that'll be remembered, long after his
fab-four legacy is forgotten. To see this given a new lease of life by Jake is
a creidt to the quality of George's compostion skills; a timeless classic  *hug*

Paix

Aaron