The Jake Shimabukuro Experience or the best $40 I ever spent

I just got back from a concert of the amazing Jake Shimabukuro. The stage was set with a chair, microphone and a pair of monitors. An intimate feeling stage with an amazing musician…yes I am gushing like a school girl. His technique is phenomenal and the control of his humble 2 octave four stringed instrument is nothing short of magical. From whisper quiet notes to thundering passages Jake coaxed beautiful sounds that entranced his audience. I have not been to a concert for many years and have lost touch with the reason music is so transcendal. The live experience blows away any recording. Cd, Vinyl, Digital its all an effort to reproduce the live immediacy and sound, but always falls short. In short I spent $40 for tickets and $20 for merchandise. Money which I consider well spent and I am so cheap my wife makes fun of me. Best of all my favorite Aloha shirt got signed and I got a CD that won’t be released until next month.