Ukulele virtuoso Jake Shimabukuro is a rock star. And not just in ukulele circles. He’s played stages throughout the world, from Japan to Russia to France. Inspired by Jimi Hendrix, Eddie Van Halen, and George Harrison, the Hawaiian-born musician has redefined the way audiences hear that small instrument in a big way.
We talked ukulele and life, and he played his rendition of George Harrison's "While My Guitar Gently Weeps."