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Brett Dennen: Press

“It is a rare combination when an artist can be as good a singer and guitarist as Brett is, but it is his commitment to the word that makes his songs live and breathe. His music has a playfulness in its bounce while the lyrics ring with a truth beyond his years.”
Michael Franti - Michael Franti, musician/activist (Sep 19, 2006)
“A beautiful and spirited record. Instantly likeable.”
John Mayer - John Mayer, Musician (Oct 1, 2006)
“I’m really into this kid Brett Dennen, who I heard at the Hotel Cafe in Hollywood. He may get lumped in with the Jack Johnson feel-good/barefoot thing, but he’s so much different than that. He’s time- less-he’s probably twenty-five, but he seems like he’s twenty-five in 1972. He paints these gorgeous pictures, musically, where you think, ‘I want to hear his voice, I want to hear that guitar, and I want to hear those melodies.” --John Mayer as featured in Rolling Stone
John Mayer - Rolling Stone (Oct 2, 2006)
“Dennen has an emotive, wavering voice that is equally unique and appealing. Hope drives his idealistic lyrics. Once you realize they’re pouring from an awkward, home-schooled Californian who spent much of his childhood playing by himself, they become even more inspirational.”
Washington Post (Nov 21, 2006)
“The first time you hear Brett Dennen, it's his voice that stops you short and makes you pay attention…The songs on his new CD, So Much More are soft, too: mostly delicate '70s folk tunes with sensitive, earnest lyrics. But Dennen's soulful vocal delivery and some sly, understated funky grooves keep the whole thing from turning into Dan Fogelberg or Bread. “-
Christian Bordal - NPR (Nov 21, 2006)
“Brett Dennen is on my very short list of artists to watch. So Much More is a joyous dance - deliciously steeped in hope, faith and unconditional love.”
“I Asked When” is purely Dylan-esque in a 21st century “Masters of War” kind of way..Dennen can make estrogen bubble within a 12 block radius.” (**** 1⁄2)
Bill Locey - American Songwriter Magazine (Nov 2, 2006)
“Brett Dennen is the performer we’ve been awaiting for far too long: a singer-songwriter who might be the missing link between our hopes and a time when musicians just tried to sing the truth, even if it made folks uncomfortable...He’s something special.”
The Seattle Herald (Nov 21, 2006)