Thursday, February 12, 2009
Brett Dennen @ Webster Hall - 2/11/09
Last night I walked over to Webster Hall to see Brett Dennnen in concert. I have some good friends that work with him so it's always fun to see him knowing that I'm going to see many of them too. I've seen Brett a couple times over the last year or so, on The Mayercraft and at Coachella specifically. Maybe that's one of the reasons I associate his music with being in some kind of tropical (or at least warm) festival-type atmosphere, but I think it kind of matches the mood.
Brett's got a real upbeat sound and the sold-out show had a good vibe with people bouncing along in the crowd. It was definitely a change seeing him perform indoors in a smaller venue, but his voice and band sounded strong and it seemed like everyone had a great time. I've always liked the song, "Ain't No Reason" so it was good to hear that again but I really liked the live version of "Make You Crazy" off his latest album. There was a cool sing-along part where Brett sings, "It's enough to make you go crazy...." and the crowd responded, "Whoa-oh-oh-oh", people were definitely into it.
Standing up in the balcony I had a good view of the crowd and it really seemed like everyone enjoyed themselves. Probably hard to leave a Brett Dennen concert disappointed, just the kind of music makes you leave with a smile on your face. Just the kind of thing people are looking for in these times.