Video: Eddie Vedder plays Charlie Chaplin’s Smile for Jimmy Carter

Performing Charlie Chaplin’s Smile, Eddie Vedder is one of several artists who put together a special 96th birthday tribute for Jimmy Carter, the 39th President of the United States.

The artists got to play their tributes on instruments made from Empress (Paulownia) trees Jimmy Carter planted 15 years ago on his own land.

Just wanted to say how much I appreciated playing this incredible uke. It was obviously made with deep care and fine artistry. You could feel it in the hands and hear it in the tone, blend, and balance. And the design, impeccable.” – Eddie Vedder

You can watch below a video of Eddie Vedder (recorded last year) performing Smile, written by Charlie Chaplin, on a beautiful Beau Hannam ukulele.