Backed by the incredible musicianship of indie-folk band Raining Jane, Jason Mraz made the Chelsea feel like a house-party jam session. “Lucky” and “Dynamo of Volition” showcased their talents. They performed songs in a huddle around one mic stand and a rotation of guitars, ukuleles, bongos and other hand-held, unplugged instruments. Between-song personal stories and jokes kept the set feeling intimate until Mraz and company transitioned the concert into a full-stage production equipped with video footage of Mraz’s home garden and his recent Antarctica excursion. “Hello, You Beautiful Thing” and “93 Million Miles” were crowd-pleasers, but hit “I’m Yours” had the audience singing along and dancing in the aisles. ★★★★✩
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