2021 So Far

dan tait


June 6, 2021 at Barn Owl Brewing

by Miles Overn

photo review


with Covid still active and new restrictions in place, we are choosing to do mini "photo reviews" for as many shows as we can this year

restrictions limit us to grabbing a few shots during the first 2 or 3 songs and then we need to be on our way

Dan Tait | Photo copyright (c) 2021 Miles Overn Photography

Dan Tait

Dan Tait | Photo copyright (c) 2021 Miles Overn Photography

Dan Tait

All photos copyright (c) 2021 Miles Overn Photography

Dan Tait | Photo copyright (c) 2021 Miles Overn Photography

Dan

Dan Tait | Photo copyright (c) 2021 Miles Overn Photography

Dan

Dan Tait | Photo copyright (c) 2021 Miles Overn Photography

Dan

Every time Dan Tait steps up to a microphone with an instrument in his hands, you just know something good is going to happen. His solo gig at Barn Owl Brewing on the weekend was no exception.

Tait delivered a mix of his originals as well as covers of artists as diverse as Kelowna's own Joshua Smith all the way to The Tragically Hip. Each song played and sang with authenticity and feel, with precision and passion. All of it wrapped in a warmth and quality of sound that was in itself compelling and inviting. All of it suggesting a level of pride in what he does and how he does it; striving for excellence without the often made mistake of pursuing perfection.

Far from presenting a "feel good" list of songs intended merely to put a smile on everyone's face, Tait nevertheless left every patron there feeling pretty darn good. The comfortable feeling of being with friends and talking about life and sharing a chuckle or two but touching on some deeper things as well. That feeling was evident as I glanced around the people who had gathered at what is becoming seen as one of Kelowna's best places to listen to live music in the sunshine soaked outdoor patios and open spaces.

Well done, Dan Tait, and thank you for sharing your gifting and your gifts.