Eddie Vedder

The year 2011 is shaping up to be quite a memorable one for Pearl Jam. They are celebrating their 20th anniversary in the music biz with a two-night blow-out festival at Alpine Valley later this summer, as well as the subsequent release of a Cameron Crowe-directed documentary on their venerable career. And on top of all of that, PJ's frontman, Eddie Vedder, has just released a unique new solo album, Ukulele Songs, a deeply personal batch of songs that feature Vedder starkly strumming away on a ukulele. And while the swirling guitars of his principal band have been stripped away, the new tunes are all injected with Vedder's percipient worldview and his unmistakable gravelly croon. This intimate theater show should feature a diverse cross-section of songs from throughout Vedder's distinguished career, as well as quite a few choice covers that will serve as a knowing nod from the singer to those who have influenced him along the way. With Glen Hansard. (Photo by Metal Chris)
Sat., July 2, 7:30 p.m., 2011

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