Northern California singer and guitarist Brett Dennen made a nice impression on the Marina Stage crowd at the XPoNential Music Festival this past summer.
But he didn't come out of nowhere; the redheaded songwriter from Oakdale has been an active musician for nearly a decade, releasing five studio albums including the new Smoke and Mirrors, which came out on Tuesday via Atlantic Records. The album has been praised for it's back-to-the-basics sound and soul-searching lyrics, which you can hear in action when Dennen plays Free at Noon on November 1st.
Recent Release: Smoke and Mirrors
Release Date: October 22, 2013
Label: ATLANTIC / ADA
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Touring with the likes of Corinne Bailey Rae, Sheryl Crow, and John Mayer, Brett Dennen has come a long way from his days convincing venue owners to let him play despite his inexperience. His magical lo-fi sound has been recognized by NPR and Rolling Stone and will be dazzling audiences at this year’s festival.
Lisa Hannigan - I Don't Know
The Pretenders - Love's A Mystery
Bell X-1 The Great Defector
Gomez - Airstream Driver
DeVotchKa - The Clockwise Witness
Angus & Julia Stone - Mango Tree
Bat For Lashes - Daniel
1. Adele - Chasing Pavements
2. Aimee Mann - 31 Today
3. Bon Iver - For Emma
4. Brett Dennen - Crazy
5. Calexico - Two Silver Trees
6. Cold War Kids - Something Is Not Right with Me
7. Delta Spirit - People C'Mon