The Coffee House Tour Recap

Photo: Matt Carlin

Photo: Matt Carlin

The mood was set as people from all over gathered at the House Of Blues for an intimate evening of performances from Brandon Jenner, Rachael Yamagata, and Joshua Radin.

For their first tour ever, Sirius XM has taken their popular station The Coffee House on the road this summer for a string of dates across the U.S.

Kicking off the evening was Brandon Jenner, who stated he was very excited to play for the Dallas crowd since he had family in attendance, something that rarely happens for him. He opened his set with a sample of him beat-boxing as he then played guitar to the beat of his own voice. Brandon’s sound and style was very reminiscent to early Citizen Cope or Damien Rice. At times it felt as if he was performing in your living room.

Following Jenner was New York’s own Rachael Yamagata who serenaded the crowd with her lovely voice and great sense of humor, often taking breaks between songs to tell stories and jokes. She played a medley of songs showcasing her multi-instrumentation by switching from guitar to piano, and even going acapella.

Photo: Matt Carlin

Photo: Matt Carlin

Headlining the night was Joshua Radin, who somehow got the crowd so quiet you could hear a tissue hit the floor. He frequently stepped away from the microphone, allowing his voice to echo through the natural acoustics of the venue. Midway through his set, Radin invited previous performers Jenner and Yamagata to the stage to play together.

The harmony between the three voices created a comforting sound distracting you from the melancholy subject matter of the songs.

The performances of the evening were perfect for a night out, with gentle and sweet serenades throughout the show making you miss a loved one or appreciate the one you're with. The Coffee House Tour is a success that I highly recommend you see in a city near you.