Brett Dennen "Smoke and Mirrors"

A change in environment sparks a change in sound for California native, Brett Dennen

Brett Dennen recently moved to an isolated patch of land in the Northern California mountains. And all of the laid-back, outdoor activity the locale engendered inspired many songs on this album about being a wild child and not wanting to grow up. Although an acoustic guitar-based singer/songwriter at his core, Dennen is not afraid to incorporate sultry rock flourishes or frenetic indie rock keyboards into his songs when it makes sense. In fact, some of the best songs on Smoke and Mirrors are the ones with something different backing his typically thoughtful lyrics.

Mike Sauter (Music Director/Midday Host)