Friday, June 10, 2022

Jake Shimabukuro releases video for "Why Not" featuring Kenny Loggins

A true cast of diverse greats have joined forces with Jake Simabukuro on his latest album. Check out the new track featuring the ukulele master with Kenny Loggins...Robert Kinsler

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June 9, 2022 (Los Angeles): Ukulele virtuoso Jake Shimabukuro has released a new music video for "Why Not", written and sung by multi-platinum hitmaker and movie soundtrack king Kenny Loggins. The track is a deliciously upbeat slice of soul-pop with hooks for days and an effervescent ukulele solo that will set pulses racing. View the video here. 

“Working with Kenny was a blast,” says Shimabukuro. “We started off doing things simply, but once we got going, Kenny wanted to try out different ideas, and I just let him go. Watching him do his thing was a real education in record making.”

Shimabukuro’s incredible latest album Jake & Friends (Mascot Label Group/Music Theories Recordings and JS Recordswas released on November 12, 2021 and features a who’s who of music royalty: Willie Nelson, 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, and 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 artists agreed to record with me.”

Shimabukuro is set to perform two shows next week in New York state before kicking off his UK tour on June 16. For more information on Jake, or to purchase tickets for his tour, please visit


Jake Shimabukuro US & UK Tour Dates

June 12 –  Suffolk Theater  Riverhead, NY

June 13 –  City Winery  New York, NY

June 16  The Old Market – Brighton, UK

June 18 – Grand Northern Ukulele Festival  Huddersfield, UK

June 19 – The Trades Club  Hebden Bridge, UK

June 20  St George’s  Bristol, UK

June 21 – The Glee Club – Birmingham, UK

June 22 – St George’s Hall  Liverpool, UK

June 23 – Cavern Club – Liverpool, UK

June 24 – St Saviourgate  York, UK

June 25 – City Varieties Music Hall  Leeds, UK

June 27 – Kings Place  London, UK

August 3  San Juan Capistrano  CA

August 4 – The Canyon @ The Libbey Bowl – Ojai, CA

August 5 – Buck Owens' Crystal Palace – Bakersfield, CA

August 6 – Mountain Winery – Saratoga, CA

August 7 – Charles Krug Wiery – St. Helena, CA

August 10 – The Kessler Theater – Dallas, TX

August 11 – 04 Center – Austin, TX

August 12 – The Heights Theater – Houston, TX

August 13 – Tobin Center for the Performing Arts - San Antonio, TX

September 19 – Shank Hall – Milwaukee, WI

September 20 – Fitzgerald Theater – St. Paul, MN

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