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.