Family-friendly concert in intimate setting. Richard Shindell rich voice is reminiscent of REM's Michael Stipe, but he has also been compared to James Taylor and Gordon Lightfoot. His songs give voice to a myriad of fully-wrought characters. Opener Brian Dunne describes his 2015 album, Songs from the Hive, as "a love letter to the music of The Band and Bob Dylan," and the devotion shows. He cites Sam Cooke, Tom Waits, and Bruce Springsteen as among his early influences.