Photos by Elizabeth Mazenko

“You don’t have to clap for that,” singer and guitarist Brett Dennen told the audience after mentioning that he just celebrated a birthday. “You get it, it’s the first thing you get when you come into this world, is a birthday.” Dedicating the next song to the audience member celebrating one today, Dennen went on to say, “It’s a song about evaluating your life. And I’m not saying you need to do it, but you should… It’s a good thing to do on a birthday, is to reflect.”

Celebrating the release of his new album Smoke and Mirrors, Dennen packed the Free At Noon performance with a set of intimate, rocking and dance worthy tunes. With the audience calling out to keep him on his bare-footed toes, Dennen kept the atmosphere light, talking to some Drexel Hill Middle School students in the crowd about staying in school, but letting loose when you can. Check out the photo gallery, set list below, and listen to the session here:

Set List:
Sweet Persuasion
Out of My Head
You Make It Easy
Who Am I
Only Want You
Wild Child
Ain’t No Reason
When We Were Young