The small stage at Hotel Café didn’t do justice to the power of Brett Dennen’s vocal abilities. But his infectious, soft-spoken folk songs hit a chord with the crowd and moved the packed house.

The fans screamed that they could “feel it,” referring to the love and music in the room. The simplicity of his style is what has people coming back for more, and from the looks of the venue, they’re bringing their friends.

Throughout the night he brought up guests to help sing his tunes and give each song a new take that can only be heard live. One of the best qualities of Dennen is his ability to take a song that’s been played a hundred times and make it sound fresh and inspired at every show.