In the crowded reggae scene, Matisyahu literally stands out like no other. Beyond his versatile voice, which ranges from sweet and fluid to rough and rugged, he's a very unexpected face, standing over six feet tall, wearing the traditional garb of a Hasidic Jew. With his long beard and black hat, this talented lyricist, MC, and beatboxer is a singular performer whose distinctive power, poetry, and skills unify the inspirations he found in Bob Marley, hiphop, and his own cultural influences. Live at Stubb's presents this remarkable performer's new artistic fusion, rocking a sold-out crowd in one of America's most music-hungry cities. Combining the sounds of Bob Marley and Shlomo Carlebach, yet remaining wholly original, Matisyahu's performance is an uplifting, powerful experience for all in his presence. Even the most pessimistic in his audience is inspired by his ability to so honestly convey such a delicate, topic as faith/spirituality. It is his dedication to his belief and openness to others that compels one to respect his artistry and message. It's in that fleeting moment when our skepticism melts and our souls open up, that Matisyahu enters with his booming sound of faith. This live CD, released in April, 2005, offers you the chance to be front row at one his past sold out shows. This album features mostly songs from the original album, but offers 4 brand new ones as well. This album is the best way to hear Matisyahu, the way he was meant to be heard. Recorded live in Austin, Texas - 2/19/05.