Ukulele legend, Hawaii’s Jake Shimabukaro, who partly inspired Eddie Vedder to pick up the uke, spoke about Vedder in an recent interview.

When people like Eddie Vedder are singing your praises and critics are repeatedly saying how you have revolutionized the use of the ukulele as an instrument, does that ever get embarrassing? Or do you just smile and say thanks?

It’s an honor, really. I remember when I first read that quote from Eddie Vedder inย Rolling Stone and the way he was talking about me. I just couldn’t believe it. I was thinking, “There must be some other guy out there named Jake playing the ukulele.” But it touched me to hear him say those things because he’s one of my heroes. He’s such an icon, and just the fact that he’s familiar with what I do just blows me away. Source

  • magicalDICK


  • lol

    eddie vedder is god ๐Ÿ˜€

  • Josh

    Jake’s version of “While my Guitar Gently Weeps” is amazing. You Tube that now if you don’t know who he is.

  • Russ

    Looked on youtube for While my Guitar Gently Weeps and it’s amazing!!!