There’s nothing that quite compares to live music. I’ve had the great pleasure of watching some awesome shows-From fully packed coliseums(Pink Floyd) to some local musicians(Mr. Yuk) and every show is indelibly etched upon my memory.(OK, so maybe not all of PF. Shrooms are a helluva drug) If there’s a smallish venue around, I’d say start there. I’m lucky enough to live near one of the best venues for catching an intimate show with some damn fine artists. The Big Room at Sierra Nevada Brewery is just choice. There’s not a bad seat in the place and only holds +/-300 people, depending on if they’ve got the floor open for dancing. I’ve seen David Grisman, Tommy Emmanuel, Nathan James and a bunch of others there. Plus, great beer and food!