Ukulele player Jake Shimabukuro has announced a new concert on Friday, October 14 at The Republik in Honolulu, HI to celebrate the release of his new album Nashville Sessions, which comes out September 23. Showtime is 8PM, tickets are $10 in advance or $15 at the door. Each ticket purchase will receive a free copy of Nashville Sessions. For tickets, visit www.jointherepublik.com or call 808-941-7469.
Featuring eleven tracks, Nashville Sessions is Jake’s first album of all original songs and one of his most adventurous, multifaceted and engaging recordings yet. At the suggestion of his manager, Jake went into a Nashville studio this past January to jam with two top Nashville session players, Jake’s bassist Nolan Verner and drummer Evan Hutchings. “At first I was hesitant,” Shimabukuro admits. “‘We’re just going to go in and jam? Really? With nothing prepared?’ I never dreamed we would leave the studio six days later with a full album.” The result is one of the boldest and most unique ukulele records ever made, and one that will touch the heart of Jake Shimabukuro’s fan base while enticing new listeners from all across the musical spectrum.
Jake said: “After many years of working with friends Milan Bertosa, Noel Okimoto, Dean Taba, and Michael Grande in Hawaii, it was a bit scary for me to fly over to Nashville and record with different people. But being in a different environment, out of my comfort zone, challenged me in different ways and I think the new recording reflects that - especially the compositions. Overall it was a positive experience and I learned a lot from it. I am looking forward to sharing it with my friends and family in Hawaii!"
Jake is currently on tour in the US, Canada, and Japan through the end of 2016. For dates, visit: http://www.jakeshimabukuro.com/home/tour/
Pre-order Nashville Sessions: http://bit.ly/2aHaiEd
Watch Jake perform “Kilauea” from the upcoming Nashville Sessions