Since founding legendary alt-rock band Pearl Jam in 1990, Eddie Vedder has earned international recognition as a powerful vocalist and skilled guitar player, landing at No. 7 spot of Rolling Stone’s Best Lead Vocalists of All Time. Ticket buyers are often stunned by his performance style, which includes precise guitar solos and introductory lead-ins to many of his most famous songs, giving audience members more than just a music show, but a lesson in the history of both Vedder and his collaborators. He also features many different styles of songs. Even though he is most famous for his power ballads, audience members still get an eclectic array of songs from his concert catalogue. In May of 2011, Vedder released his second solo studio album, entitled "Ukulele Songs," which featured a collection of covers performed by Vedder on the Ukulele. Its major single, "Longing to Believe," launched the album to acclaim shortly after its release.
Vedder is most well-known for his work in Pearl Jam, particularly with albums like "Ten," which rose to No. 207 of Rolling Stone’s list for Top 500 Greatest Albums of All Time. During his time with Pearl Jam, Vedder received numerous nominations for Grammys, as well as a Golden Globe award for Best Original Song in 2008 for his single, "Guaranteed," from "Into the Wild." Since his beginnings in the 1980s, Eddie Vedder has become a household name for many rock enthusiasts and is known as one of the most influential people in the music business. He's also considered one of the most influential people in the philanthropy field, particularly with his winning of the 2007 Environmentalist of the Year award from SIMA Waterman’s Honorees.