Hearing Jake Shimabukura at the Marin Veterans’ Memorial Auditorium was just awesome and kind of strange. If I had to explain him…he’s like a mash up of Eddie Van Halen and Yo Yo Ma. At times throwing it down and jumping around solo-ing on the ukulele with a fever that has you fearing for his fingers and the strings. And then those subtle moments where he gently plays like he’s a virtuoso in an orchestra…which I hear he does too. And say what you will of his playing, his person pulled the packed house up and onto the sparse stage with him. His humility and authenticity and his cool Hawaiian vibe complete a package that is always worth seeing and certainly worth blogging about. Mahalo Jake!