Earlier this year, Jake Shimabukuro checked into a Nashville studio with his ukulele and a couple of local session musicians — bassist Nolan Verner and drummer Evan Hutchings.Six days later he emerged with his first album of all-original material, “The Nashville Sessions,” an electric collection of songs that doesn’t sound anything like what you would expect when you see the words ukulele and Nashville together.Shimabukuro spoke to us from his home in Hawaii ahead of his show at the Mountain Winery in Saratoga on Friday, Sept. 9.What made you want to work in Nashville?The idea was to just go in and jam.No songs.Nothing.Maybe one or two songs.To be honest, I was so nervous.In a lot of places it’s hard to tell you’re even playing the ukulele.Are you sure you’re not just a frustrated guitar player?The album is definitely a certain sound.[...] for the live shows, I make sure there’s a good balance of nontraditional and traditional stuff, mellow stuff and harder stuff.The original YouTube video of you playing “While My Guitar Gently Weeps” at Strawberry Fields in Central Park, which was uploaded in 2006, has close to 15 million views.Does it blow your mind how far you have come in 10 years?[...] what I love most about it is all the opportunities I’ve been given to connive, to learn and be inspired and encouraged to try new things.Music is my passion.Aidin Vaziri is The San Francisco Chronicle’s Pop Music Critic.Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Twitter: @MusicSFThe Mountain Winery, 14831 Pierce Road, Saratoga. www.mountainwinery.com
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