Hailing from Hawaii, ukulele virtuoso Jake Shimabukuro entered the public eye with an improbable 2006 viral video hit: a masterful rendition of George Harrison's "While My Guitar Gently Weeps," for solo ukulele (below). With just four strings and a two-octave range, Shimabukuro picks out melodies and accompaniments all at once, redefining the possibilities of the instrument. Jake joins us in studio today to talk to us about the resurgence of the ukulele and play us some tunes from his new release, Peace Love Ukulele.
1. "While My Guitar Gently Weeps"
2. Live Performance: "Bring Your Adz"
3. "Bohemian Rhapsody"
4. Live Performance: "Go For Broke"
5. Live performance: 143 (Kelly's Song)