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.
Born in Reggio Emilia in 1980. He created pearljamonline.it in 2001 and wrote the first edition of “Pearl Jam Evolution” in 2009 along with his wife Daria. He is collaborating with barracudastyle.com, hvsr.net and rockol.it, he has collaborated with Rolling Stone and Il Fatto Quotidiano. He continues relentlessly to try to find “beautiful melodies that say terrible things”.
Favorite song: Present Tense
Favorite album: No Code
Favorite bands/artists other than PJ: Tom Waits, Ramones, Bruce Springsteen, Fontaines D.C., IDLES, Mark Lanegan, Cat Power