Dan Wilson is a nerdy songwriter. He had some stories to tell among the songs, which all tied together nicely, and he's mostly charming. A couple of the songs were performed very well, and the rest were fine. I just wish the songs were better.
I was there for Joe Henry, who was playing in a pared down presentation: acoustic guitar (piano for a few songs), solo or accompanied by Levon Henry (sax, clarinet). Mostly songs from the new album (unfamiliar to me), a few older numbers. But the songs had a sameness to them; and the show overall was langorous. A rhythm section would have made a big difference.
My friend left after the first half hour of JH's set, and I was considering doing the same, but I did stick it out to the end. The crowd was appreciative (and respectful), and called him back for an encore. He introduced the encore saying: We'd love to do this all night, but I don't have any up-tempo numbers. There's no Thunder Road.