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The Inertia

James Gabriel Keogh–who took his stage name Vance Joy, from the Peter Carey novel Bliss–has a way with the ukelele. Here, the writer of the uber-hit “Riptide” wails on his uke in a Grand Prairie, Texas skate park, playing the song, “Saturday Sun,” ahead of a concert stop supporting his new album, Nation of Two.