Smart bets: Jimmy Landry’s Birthday Bash

Following a 2008 diagnosis of congestive heart failure, Western North Carolina musician Jimmy Landry was given six months to live. Seven years later, he counts every birthday as a blessing — and celebrates each by staging a performance with his musical colleagues. “This year I am going deep into the well of my history here in WNC,” he says, listing fellow singer-songwriters and guitarists Beth Wood and David LaMotte as his co-performers for the 2015 birthday bash. Landry has known both since the ’90s. “I am proud to call Beth and David friends and honored to be sharing the stage with them. This promises to be a spirited, soul-filled night of music and stories,” he says. For the first time, the event will also have a nonprofit beneficiary, with proceeds going to Black Mountain organization Bounty & Soul. White Horse Black Mountain hosts the seventh annual party Sunday, Nov. 1, at 7:30 p.m. $12/$15. whitehorseblackmountain.com. Photo courtesy of Landry

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Kat studied entrepreneurship and music business at the University of Miami and earned her MBA at Appalachian State University. Follow me @katmAVL

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