by John A. Zara
The Northern California redhead brought his lyric-driven show to the Music Farm on Monday. Overall, he put on a fun, heartfelt performance.
My only gripe about the evening would have to be the few overzealous fans that felt it was appropriate to sing "Happy Birthday" at nearly every break. Granted, it was Dennen's birthday, but one round of the birthday song is enough, right? That aside, it was an intimate crowd, and Dennen was jovial, letting his playful and cheerful self shine.
As the night waned, Dennen loosened up — the shots of tequila may have helped. He closed out the set with a couple of solo-acoustic songs. Finally, he brought opening act Noah Gundersen and his sister, Abbey, up on stage to join him.