You should be listening to Brett Dennen

Brett Dennen is something of a pop/folk artist. Brett’s impressive inflections are the focal point of his music.  His voice has a youthful timbre but is deceptively soulful.  His debut album is a bit more bright and playful than the rest of his work.  Through poetic lyrics he addresses numerous sociopolitical issues such as poverty, child labor, war, disasters, and the dark side of politics.  The thought provoking lyrics are gently delivered through his warm, dulcet vocals. 

 In concert, Dennen is a comically energetic stage present who never stops dancing.  Standing 6’5” tall with a shock of red hair, his physical presence does not seem in line with his vocal prowess.  He sings his songs in such a manner that he pulls the audience in to them.  In addition to his musical ventures, he is involved in the “The Mosaic Project”.

 The Mosaic Project embodies the most important work to be done today. Too often we burden our youth with the responsibility of fixing our mistakes. The Mosaic Project empowers children to create peace now, build communities across differences, and break down stereotyping, prejudice, and discrimination.  (Info from Brett’s website) 

 It sounds like a really worthwhile endeavor but based on the information that I was able to gleam from the website, I am not completely sure what they do.  So, if you know, please let me know.

 Brett Dennen Discography

  • Brett Dennen
  • So Much More
  • Hope for the Hopeless
  • Peace (EP)

 Top 5 Brett Dennen Songs according to Butler (Albums listed to right of song):

  1.  Ain’t No Reason (So Much More)
  2. So Much More (So Much More)
  3. Make You Crazy (Hope for the Hopeless)
  4. I Asked When (So Much More)
  5. Closer to You (Hope for the Hopeless)

 Check out Brett Dennen and let me know what you think.

 Brett Dennen’s music is available on iTunes, CD Baby, some record stores and www.brettdennen.com and www.brettdennen.net

   Great music awaits!

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4 responses to “You should be listening to Brett Dennen

  • Rachel

    The Mosaic Project’s principal program is our unique human-relations Outdoor School. This dynamic 4-night, 5-day experience for 4th and 5th graders is offered during the school week. Three classes, from schools that differ markedly in socioeconomic, racial, and ethnic make-up participate in the program together, giving the students the opportunity to experience firsthand a diverse setting in which all are welcomed and respected. While typical outdoor schools focus on environmental science, ours addresses issues of difference and builds self-esteem and community, as we connect our students to nature.

    Also, the first CD Brett made was our musical curriculum:
    http://www.mosaicproject.org/cds

  • butlerbad

    Rachel,

    Thanks for the response and further illuminating the great work of The Mosiac Project. It sounds like a great program. Also, thanks for reading.

    Butler

  • Chris

    Hey BB,

    I wanted to see if you would provide an email so I can send new releases from artists I work with including Brett Dennen, William Fitzsimmons, and others – Chris

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