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Matisyahu performs at Lake Tahoe’s MontBleu Resort Casino & Spa

Matisyahu performs at MontBleu Resort Casino & Spa on Saturday, Aug. 4.

Improvisational reggae shines at MontBleu Resort Casino & Spa on Saturday, Aug. 4, thanks to Matisyahu.

"When Matisyahu first started touring to packed clubs more than 11 years ago, it was prior to the release of 'Live at Stubbs,' the now Gold record, and prior to that record's single 'King without a Crown' reaching number one on the alternative rock radio charts.

"His performances were a raw expression of his spirituality at that time and were supported by musicians who played a foundation of roots reggae augmented by the energy of a rock trio," states the musician's online biography.

In 2005, Matisyahu performed at Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival alongside Phish frontman Trey Anastasio. From there, Matisyahu's passion for live improvisation came to light and fans of the scene began attending his shows.

"Now, more than a decade later, Matisyahu has formed a band that truly gives itself over to the music on par with his lyrical desire to connect to something beyond the self," continues the bio. But it's not just the instruments that play a role in the improv: Matisyahu's voice is an integral part as well.

"Matisyahu allows his band to breathe within each tune, finding his place with a wordless melody that serves to enhance the harmonic elements of an improvisation, developing the rhythmic ideas with his beat boxing, or crowning a jam with a full-on lyrical call-to-the-heavens and the great unknown," states the bio.

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The show begins at 8 p.m., and tickets cost $27 in advance and $32 on the day of the show (prices do not include tax and fees). Visit http://www.montbleuresort.com for information.

— Lake Tahoe Action

If you go …

What: Matisyahu

When: Saturday, Aug. 4, 8 p.m.

Where: MontBleu Resort Casino & Spa

Tickets: $27 Advance, $32 Day of Show

Info: http://www.montbleuresort.com