Rock Music on a Ukulele? Introducing Jake Shimabukuro

On his forthcoming album ‘Peace Love Ukulele’ (Hitchhike Records, January 4th, 2011), virtuoso Jake Shimabukuro challenges traditional notions of his instrument. The astonishing stand-out track “Bring Your Adz” is a guitar-style rock song designed for the four-string, two-octave ukulele.

“An adz is a small ancient Hawaiian tool used for cutting that looks like an axe,” Jake says. “In rock & roll people usually refer to their guitars as their axe…I guess this is the ukulele version of the expression.”

Listen to “Bring Your Adz” here:

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