Smart bets: Shimshai

“I gotta get my Asheville fix!” writes Shimshai on his own concert’s Facebook page, where several giddy fans have already responded with victorious tales of acquiring admission tickets. The California-based mantra musician, a self-described “seeker of truth,” sends lyrics into the crowd on gentle waves of finger-picked guitar, leaving plenty of inspired devotees in the wake of his acoustic serenades. His uplifting melodies are the perfect mode of transport for the accompanying messages of pacificity, and Shimshai’s performances are a fine method of rejuvenation for a blissed-out Ashevillean — or anyone who wants to become just that. Shimshai plays the Altamont Theatre with special guests Luna Ray and Aaron Kaczmarek on Saturday, Sept. 27, at 7:30 p.m. $15/$18. thealtamont.com. Photo by Jamie Soja

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About Kat McReynolds
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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