Brett Dennen Tour/Album

Brett Dennen Hope For The Hopeless Album & Tour

Brett Dennen
Singer/songwriter Brett Dennen's October release Hope For The Hopeless on Dualtone Music Group/Downtown Music will be followed by a pared-down mini-tour sponsored by organic drink-maker Guayaki Yerba Mate. Tickets are available now for the intimate tour which starts in Portland, OR on November 3 and wraps at New York City's Canal Room November 18. Please see below for a full list of dates. The mini-tour is a return to the smaller venues Brett began playing just five years ago; Dennen and his full band are preparing a larger headlining tour for early 2009.

The tour celebrates the release of Dennen's third album Hope For The Hopeless out October 21. Fans can pre-order through and the first 200 fans to order will receive an autographed album and a chance to win a Martin acoustic guitar hand-painted by Dennen.

This summer, while on the road with John Mayer, USA Today listed Brett among three artists worth arriving early for stating, "these opening acts are the talent before the star storm." Brett's audiences have consistently doubled in size with each return to a city. Adding fuel to the fire is Hope For The Hopeless' first single, "Make You Crazy" featuring Afrobeat king Femi Kuti. It is an infectious, up-tempo song already playing on tastemaker stations across the U.S. Hope For The Hopeless features an increasingly electric take on Brett's narrative-rich songs and pop, folk, rock and Afro-Caribbean sounds.

The album was recorded at the Village Recorder Studios in Los Angeles with multi-platinum producer John Alagia (John Mayer, Dave Matthews Band). Brett cites inspiration ranging from Fela Kuti's Expensive Shit/Ransome Kuti, to Joni Mitchell's Court And Spark, to The Rolling Stones' Exile On Main St.

Tour Dates
10/31/08 Fri Waterfront at The Aloha Tower Honolulu, HI
11/03/08 Mon Doug Fir Portland, OR
11/05/08 Wed The Triple Door Seattle, WA
11/06/08 Thu The Independent San Francisco, CA
11/07/08 Fri The Hotel Cafe Los Angeles, CA
11/08/08 Sat The Hotel Cafe Los Angeles, CA
11/10/08 Mon The Walnut Room Denver, CO
11/11/08 Tue Continental Club Austin, TX
11/13/08 Thu Schubas Chicago, IL
11/14/08 Fri Rams Head Live Baltimore, MD
11/15/08 Sat Tin Angel Philadelphia, PA
11/16/08 Sun Club Passim Cambridge, MA
11/18/08 Tue The Canal Room New York, NY

Brett Dennen "Make You Crazy" on WFUV

[Published on: 9/30/08]

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OOOMMM Tue 9/30/2008 12:15PM
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Brett got Fela?!?!? Nice move.

moonpipe Tue 9/30/2008 12:18PM
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Brett, not Bret

Andy starstarstarstarstar Tue 9/30/2008 12:46PM
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The drummer with Brett is amazing. His name is Randy, and he is the guy in the background of the picture up there.

HoodooVoodoo Tue 9/30/2008 12:51PM
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Ginger babies unite!

Jeff Kash Tue 9/30/2008 01:17PM
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Jeff Kash

You've gotta be kidding me.

moonpipe Tue 9/30/2008 01:29PM
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Jeff Kash starstarstarstarstar Tue 9/30/2008 01:36PM
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Jeff Kash

It's like Jimmy Buffett on some heady sass.

stukinkendall starstarstar Tue 9/30/2008 03:02PM
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all i gotta say is after seeing this guy in person he is the ugliest mofo i have ever seen. damn.

bigfro Tue 9/30/2008 04:13PM
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It's like Gomer pyle with Red HAre

DeliMan Tue 9/30/2008 06:13PM
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Who gives a crap what he looks like as long as he makes some good music

roberto767 starstarstarstarstar Tue 9/30/2008 06:20PM
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This guy looks like he ate about 2500 bags of flaming hot cheetos and then wiped his fingers in his hair.

RedHeaven Wed 10/1/2008 08:00PM
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I Love this guy, I love the way he looks, I love his voice....unfortunately, I just dont like his songs or style much. I am glad hes doing well though. Saw him open for Hot Buttered Rum at a coffee shop in Chico in 04. He did Madonna's Like a Prayer and I thought he was so wierd and cool.

joeyb4 Thu 10/2/2008 07:30AM
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Dennen is great. Caught a few shows, and he has yet to dissapoint.

Andy Thu 10/2/2008 12:38PM
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They changed the picture on me, now Randy is not in it. Well thats too bad.

Conjugal Burning Fri 10/3/2008 09:06AM
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Conjugal Burning

haha, it was probably due to roberto's cheeto's comment

Coloradohead starstarstarstarstar Sat 10/4/2008 11:15AM
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To funny on the cheeto tid bit.Made me laugh,very hard! But I agree with another post. Who cares what he looks like,his music has soul, he sounds great & a positive message is always there.Not enough musicians take that route.

I saw him for the 1st time last year with the John Butler trio headlining & loved the show.Bought a cd, listened to it & enjoyed it very much so.My friends enjoyed it too.Try some psyhicadelics & listen to his music, very inspiring.

mreezal Sun 10/5/2008 08:57PM
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are you a guy or a girl? i cant tell by photos or the voice in these lame songs