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Jake Shimabukuro Debuts New Album & App?

By Shane Jordan s.jordan@classicalite.com on Jan 11, 2016 08:52 PM EST

It looks like 39-year-old Hawaiian born Jake Shimabukuro is set to make 2016 his year. According to the latest gossip news updates, the ukulele virtuoso has just released his first App, followed by a new live album to be released next month. Shimabukuro's Live in Japan, is due for release late February and will include his super-popular covers of "Bohemian Rhapsody", "Dragon" and "While My Guitar Gently Weeps" as well as some of his own original songs -- all culled from the best of his 2015 tour of the country.

 If you are a fan of Jake Shimabukuro's mind blowing ukulele playing that you are in luck.

According to a new press release, the Hawaiian virtuoso is on the verge of releasing a new live album that will not only include his latest original hits, but the jaw dropping that have become so popular on YouTube, as well:

"The 2 CD collection features some of Shimabukuro's favorite songs from his 15-year career including a 10-minute classic reworking of "While My Guitar Gently Weeps"... 9-minute medley including the War classic "Low Rider," and performances of "Dragon, "Bohemian Rhapsody" and "Blue Roses Falling"...[but] also includes several original selections from his most recent studio album, Travels."

For his fans that might have missed his tour of Japan and are determined never to do so again, Shimabukro has released a new App that will not only keep track of his latest tour dates but teach folks how to play like him as well (via JakeShimabukuro):

"I am very excited about 2016. I want to let you know that I have this cool little thing -- [I'm] learning about it, you know I am just starting to learn about this stuff -- but, I actually have my own App!

"On it you can check out my tour schedule, to see when I am playing.

"But there is also going to be some fun stuff...some ukulele instructional videos and all that, so please check it out if you have a chance."

What do you think about Jake's new live album?

Are you excited to have a chance to own some of the covers that Shimabukuro has already made so famous?

Or, would you rather Jake spent his time in the studio working on his own original work?

Let us hear what you have to say about it in the comment field below.

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