A little over a week ago I went to a Dave Barnes concert at the House of Blues in Dallas. I absolutely love Dave Barnes. His music is the kind that I can listen to anytime, anywhere. I have seen a concert of his one other time when he played at a fundraising concert with Matt Wertz. This was the first time I saw him with his full band. He’s so great to hear live. If you don’t know his music, do yourself a favor and listen to it.
Anyways, at the concert, the guy who opened for him was Andrew Ripp. His name was familiar, and I had seen his face before when he was in a couple Dave Barnes videos, but I’d never actually heard any of his music. After he played, I was so mad that I’d never heard of him before. This guy is amazing! That night he didn’t have his band with him. He just played his guitar and a kick drum. If it had been anyone other than Dave Barnes, I might have just demanded that Andrew take over for the rest of the night.
I really don’t know how else to describe him other than amazingly talented.
Here’s a couple of his songs I really like.
It really took a lot of self control to not post every video he has on YouTube, so I didn’t. I don’t want to be that blogger.
So, check him out, buy his music, and be happy.