Jake Shimabukuro Unplugged special on TAIT Radio

JAKE SHIMABUKURO UNPLUGGED (Part one of two)
Produced by Paul Leslie and Jeff Pike

Joining us this week on Time After Island Time is renowned ukulele virtuoso Jake Shimabukuro. In celebration of the release of his new album “Jake Shimabukuro Live“, Jake joins us (recorded in Atlanta) to play a few unplugged songs and for an intimate and incredibly in-depth conversation about his life and love for the ukulele.

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More Reviews and Photos from the Newport Show

Some more reviews from the Newport Folk Festival are available from the Newport Daily News:

Ukulele whiz Jake Shimabukuro jams for a capacity crowd Sunday on the Waterside stage. More than 15,000 people attended the two-day festival at Fort Adams State Park in Newport. (David Hansen/Daily News staff)

Review of the show: “Buffett shifts gears, turns on the power … Those expecting acoustic got something else

Also read a review of the show at Zuke’s blog: “Jimmy Buffett at the Newport Folk Festival

Some photos are now available in the Photo Gallery (thanks to Joyce D and other for passing them along)

Jimmy’s boats “Continental Drifter III” and “The Last Mango” were spotted on Bannisters Wharf (thanks to Fitz for passing the photos along to us)

Newport Folk Festival Tickets Still Available

Jimmy Buffett will be performing at the Newport Folk Festival on Sunday August 3rd at the Fort Adams State Park in Newport RI. He is scheduled to perform between 5:40 and 7:15 PM. Some of the other artists performing that day include Jake Shimabukuro and Gillian Welch. Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased exclusively online at www.newportfolk.com or by calling (877) 655-4TIX.

Interview with Jake Shimabukuro

The Sulphur Springs News-Telegram has an interview with ukulele player Jake: “Jake Shimabukuro: Lessons taught and learned

For the audience, the most important lesson Jake teaches is an appreciation for the beauty and simplicity of the ukulele.

“The ukulele is an instrument for everyone,” he says. “That’s one of its many charms.”

Jake doesn’t mind one bit that most people associate the traditional four-stringed instrument from Hawaii with pop artists like Tiny Tim or vaudevillian Rudy Valee.

“The best thing about it all is that everyone comes to the shows with such low expectations,” he says with a laugh. “It takes all the pressure off.”