Sho Humphries — Solo Ukulele Artist
If you've heard Hawaiian ukulele artist Jake Shimabukuro perform, or seen his viral YouTube video of While My Guitar Gently Weeps, then you'll have an idea of what Sho Humphries' ukulele playing sounds like. Otherwise, you're in for a surprise! Sho is a solo instrumental ukulele performer with an album of original acoustic music and a new single, “Love You!”, that blends lo-fi electronic production with the beauty of the ukulele to express through music what cannot be expressed through words.
Sho Humphries started playing the ukulele seriously about eight years ago after seeing Jake Shimabukuro live in concert and then seeing his viral YouTube version of While My Guitar Gently Weeps. In 2016, Sho won 2nd place in his age group in the Duke's Ukes ukulele contest in Honolulu, Hawaii. Following that, in February of 2017, Sho partnered with Usaburo Mendenhall to compete in the 6th Annual International Ukulele Contest in Hawaii where the duo won first place in the Group Performance category as well as overall MVP. Following on the heels of that experience, Sho released his first album, "Making Summer Memories" in July of 2017. Sho regularly posts his music to his YouTube and Instagram pages, and for the last couple of years has been performing live at various public venues, festivals, and private events around Austin. His new single, “Love You!”, combines the beauty of the ukulele with the smoothness of lofi and features a guest performance from Evan Kolvoord to express through music the ineffable feeling of love.