Pearl Jam star Eddie Vedder is set to give the ukelele a big boost as he plans to release an album full of songs he wrote with the aid of his favourite musical instrument.
Ukulele Songs, which features collaborations with Irish singer/songwriter Glen Hansard and Cat Power, will hit stores and online digital sites on 31 May (11).
The project will feature Vedder's renditions of the standard Dream a Little Dream and Pearl Jam's Can't Keep.
The album's first single, Longing To Belong, is already available digitally.