It’s not just a clever title.
Eddie Vedder picked up his first ukulele on a beer run to a convenience store in Hawaii in the mid-1990s. Since then, he’s brought the instrument along on the road and used it as a songwriting tool. Now, 15 years later, he’s releasing a solo album of uke tunes.
The album is more restrained and more melodic than most Pearl Jam music, but his voice is so distinct that it still basically just sounds like Eddie Vedder singing over a ukulele. It includes guest appearances from Cat Power and Glen Hansard, plus a few classic covers like “Dream A Little Dream.” The album is streaming over at NPR until it officially comes out on May 31.