A snowy evening at Algonquin Commons Theatre drew out a full house for Dan Mangan’s Ottawa tour stop. The evening opened with Matt Holubowski. Holubowski is a singer-songwriter hailing from Hudson Quebec who vibed well with Dan’s music. The bilingual artist opened the night with his songs and stories of travels, which was a nice warm up for die-hard Dan Mangan fans.
When Dan started his set you could feel the energy in the room from start to finish. The crowd cheering each time they heard the start of their favorite songs. Playing an incredible cover of Robyn’s song Hang With Me, Dan kept his fans going to the very end only to make the encore a high point. Taking a box into the crowd, Dan illuminated fans with a small light creating an intimate space among the group.
The cold snowy Tuesday evening in Ottawa was made warm and intimate, even with a packed house. Dan played the favourites plus many off his new album More or Less, giving the crowd exactly what they wanted.