Jake Shimabukuro's 2014 Uke Nation Tour
In 2006, a video of Jake Shimabukuro playing "While My Guitar Gently Weeps" on his ukulele swept Youtube. Eight years and 12.5 million views later, his furious strumming and near-inconceivable covers of popular songs on the tiny Hawaiian instrument earned him recognition as a modern-day ukulele legend. It's safe to say that this one-man band is at least partially responsible for the huge upsurge in popularity of the ukulele. Jake's 2014 Uke Nation tour concludes in Idaho in May.