JAKE SHIMABUKURO AND FRIENDS RELEASE A NEW ALBUM
OUT ON NOVEMBER 12 VIA MUSIC THEORIES RECORDINGS
On November 12th, 2021, the acclaimed Hawai'i-born 'ukulele player Jake Shimabukuro will release Jake & Friends, his most creatively ambitious project to-date, featuring collaborations with a who's who of music royalty, from Willie Nelson and Bette Midler to Jimmy Buffett and Kenny Loggins. In terms of size and scope and considering the sheer number of legendary stars who graciously loaned their inimitable talents to the project, Jake & Friends can only be compared to other benchmark duets albums by the likes of Frank Sinatra and Tony Bennett, a shining testament to just how far the singularly gifted Jake has come.
Jake's own head spins when looking over his high-wattage guest list featured on the album - Willie Nelson, Bette Midler, Jimmy Buffett, Moon Taxi, Kenny Loggins, Michael McDonald, Vince Gill and Amy Grant, Jon Anderson, Ziggy Marley, Warren Haynes, Jack Johnson, Jesse Colin Young, Ray Benson & Asleep at the Wheel, Sonny Landreth, Lukas Nelson, Billy Strings. "I have to pinch myself when I see those names on my own album," he says. "It's like, 'Did that really happen?' Making the album was a real challenge, but I'm deeply honored that all of the artists agreed to record with me."
Purchase from the MLG store includes a complimentary MP3 album download, to be sent when your order is shipped.
A1. A Place In The Sun (feat. Jack Johnson with Paula Fuga)
A2. Sonny Days Ahead (feat. Sonny Landreth)
A3. All You Need Is Love (feat. Ziggy Marley)
A4. Why Not (feat. Kenny Loggins)
B1. Smokin' Strings (feat. Billy Strings)
B2. Find Yourself (feat. Lukas Nelson)
B3. On The Road To Freedom (feat. Warren Haynes)
C1. Come Monday (feat. Jimmy Buffett)
C2. Something (feat. Vince Gill and Amy Grant)
C3. Two High (feat. Moon Taxi)
C4. A Day In The Life (feat. Jon Anderson)
C5. Go Now (feat. Michael McDonald)
D1. Wrapping Paper (feat. Ray Benson & Asleep At The Wheel)
D2. Stardust (feat. Willie Nelson)
D2. The Rose (feat. Bette Midler)
D4. Get Together (feat. Jesse Colin Young)