Solana Beach, Calif. (August 23) – More than 350 people gathered to welcome back Daring Greatly on Wednesday night at the Belly Up, returning from their long tour of Canada. Many of those in attendance were friends that have been following the band while they had been living and performing in San Diego for the past two years, ever since Kenneth Rexrode introduced them at the Fallbrook Open Mic. Others had never seen Daring Greatly before but had been hearing a lot of commotion about this amazing “hippie Revival” band with the “Blood Harmonies” and were here to see for themselves.
Acoustic duo, Jimmy & Enrique opened the night with several well-received numbers including Billy Joel’s “Piano Man” and Pink Floyd’s “Another Brick In The Wall” which were sung entirely by the audience.
Excitement grew in the crowd as the lights went out and the Daring Greatly entered the stage. Then, a burst of lights as they began to play the first song from their Cornerstones CD “Shine.”
After next playing a cover of The Guess Who’s “No Time,” they continued to do all of their songs from the CD and a few new ones from their upcoming album to be released in October.
Aside from occasionally bringing on their friend and studio bass player Jamie Moyer, the band invited Jimmy and Enrique to join them for a few songs as well as good friend Greg Douglass to play some Steve Miller tunes and then, a new friend from L.A. Saxophone player J Boykin.
For those who know the band well, this show was an emotional family reunion. To those who came to see them for the first time, all the stories and hype became a reality, and no one left disappointed.