Ben Sollee + Daniel Martin Moore @ CD Central 2.17.10

I don’t know which made me happier, that the Ben Sollee/Daniel Martin Moore show was excellent or that it was insanely well attended.

I’m bad with estimations, but I’d say that somewhere around 70 120 people crammed into the front part of CD Central to watch Ben, Daniel and their band perform selections from Dear Companion. It was a quiet, respectful crowd that had more coffee cups than I’ve seen outside of a Starbucks — which was great, because quietly and alertly is the perfect way to take in a show like this.

Even though they’ve played together quite a few times, this was the first time I’d seen Ben and Daniel on the same stage. Gotta say that their new album, while great, doesn’t really do the pair’s chemistry justice. Their harmonies are fantastic and their instruments compliment each other exceptionally well. Then add into the mix violin and vocals by Cheyenne Mize and drums/percussion by Dan Dorff and you’ve got something that’s not to be missed.

7 thoughts on “Ben Sollee + Daniel Martin Moore @ CD Central 2.17.10”

  1. I would venture to guess there were far more than 70 people crammed in. There were more people last night than for Cursive… I’m pretty sure that was the largest in-store I’ve ever seen here (save BRMC, but that was outside. WOOHOO technicalities!). Haven’t had a chance to listen to the whole recording yet, but the couple songs I have listened to sound pretty pristine even in rough form. Should you want, I can ask Sub Pop if you can have it for YANP, if you’d like!

  2. I was so glad I decided to attend. I agree about the chemistry part, amazing. I had never heard Ben Sollee before, the guy can play. Very refreshing take on a classic instrument. Great harmonies all around. Cheyenne Mize was great as well. Thanks for the pics!

  3. I remember being one of only a few people in a coffee shop in Richmond watching Ben play. I’m unimaginably thrilled that he’s sky rocketed like this! And you really haven’t lived until you hear him cover “When Doves Cry.”

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