Thursday, October 05, 2006

So Much More - Brett Dennen

Young Brett Dennen is a name you will be hearing more of if you aren't already. This towering 6'-5", baby-faced 26 year old with a thick mop of crimson hair has gained the attention of audiences and critics across the U.S. and Canada.

This young singer/songwriter claims his influences are Bob Marley (“for his melodies”), Bob Dylan (“I love his lyrical imagery and the timelessness of his songs”), and perhaps most importantly, Paul Simon (“my biggest musical inspiration”). You can clearly hear all of these influences and yet each song is uniquely his own. His self-titled debut album, available from CD Baby, was well received and earned him spots at prestigious festivals such as Bonnaroo and the High Sierra Music Festival. This past February he was invited to play on The Dave Matthews Music Cruise and has headlined at such well known clubs as Hotel Cafe (Hollywood, CA), Canal Room (NYC), and Higher Ground (Burlington VT). His fans are spreading the news by word of mouth and via the internet.

Dennen was home-schooled in the small gold rush town of Oakdale, California and taught himself to play guitar at the age of twelve. Dennen credits the time spent playing and writing songs around a campfire in the Sierra Nevada Range as very important in his musical development. Dennen co-founded The Mosaic Project, an outdoor school in California that unites racially diverse fifth grade students from different schools and income areas in a forum for peace education. He serves as one of The Mosaic Project's program directors and developed the music curriculum, writing original songs that he teaches to the students. He recently was awarded the "Earth Charter and the Arts Award" from the Citizens for Peaceful Resolutions.

Brett Dennen's new CD "So Much More" was drawing compliments even before its September release, and has reached the #1 folk download on iTunes. Grammy Award winner John Mayer said "He paints these gorgeous pictures musically" in Rolling Stone's "Breaking" column. This fall he will open a tour headlined by John Mayer and Sheryl Crow.

Keep your eye on Brett Dennen, you'll be hearing more from him.

Brett Dennen - Ain't No Reason.mp3
from "So Much More"

Brett Dennen - Blessed.mp3
from his self-titled CD

Buy you own copy of Brett Dennen's "So Much More" at Daultone, or
Check his tour schedule and get a few free downloads at


Anonymous Rockin'andRollin' said...

excuse fo the delay, when has recorded this song?
What is the year?

Martin, Bogan & Armstrong - Let's Give a Party


October 06, 2006 9:49 AM  
Anonymous Lucy said...

I haven't commented 'cause it's easier to turn around and talk to you, but if you're going to take it personally...

Great post, Ed. I like 'em. In fact all your posts this week have been good.

October 06, 2006 12:31 PM  
Blogger Ed said...

Hi rockin'androllin' - The cuts I posted from Martin, Bogan & Armstrong were from their 1974 and 1978 LPs. Both are now available on CD from Rounder.

October 06, 2006 2:21 PM  
Blogger Chris said...

I like Brett's music...thanks for sharing it Ed.

October 07, 2006 9:31 AM  
Blogger Ed said...

Yea, me too Chris, he is one talented young man who seems to have his head on straight.

October 07, 2006 10:42 AM  

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