Brett Dennen

I guess it’s just my job to somehow balance knowing that every song is going to come differently and be different, but also know that, on the other hand, I am a songwriter and I am a craftsman, and I do have a craft and a technique and a method. So I need to balance the technique and the method.

“I guess it’s just my job to somehow balance knowing that every song is going to come differently and be different, but also know that, … Read More

I always liked playing music and I always wanted to be good at playing guitar. I always saw myself as an old man living in the mountains playing a guitar, but I didn’t really turn that into a desire to be a professional musician or a singer or a rock star or anything like that.

“I always liked playing music and I always wanted to be good at playing guitar. I always saw myself as an old man living in … Read More

Being a songwriter or a painter you’re definitely facing your fears. You’re facing your fears because you’re speaking your truth; you’re speaking from your heart. That’s something that’s not easy to do, you set yourself up for all sorts of criticism or vulnerability but that’s why we do it.

“Being a songwriter or a painter you’re definitely facing your fears. You’re facing your fears because you’re speaking your truth; you’re speaking from your heart. … Read More

I’m a very typical yoga-practicing musician; I do it when I can. I’m not hardcore about it. A lot of my lyrics talk about celebrating life and working through pain. I think that’s what yoga’s about, getting rid of, moving energy and letting it flow through you.

“I’m a very typical yoga-practicing musician; I do it when I can. I’m not hardcore about it. A lot of my lyrics talk about celebrating … Read More

I sing the best when I’m really in my voice. It’s kind of like I’m meditating but I sort of imagine my voice as a physical thing. I see colours, I feel it moving out of me and I try to tap into images that I was tapping into when I was writing the song.

“I sing the best when I’m really in my voice. It’s kind of like I’m meditating but I sort of imagine my voice as a … Read More

The people at festivals are much more open to dance and just sing along. They come right up to the stage and they’re very thankful. That’s one thing I really appreciate about the yoga culture, that the people are very thankful. They come up to you as much as any fan would, but they express sincere gratitude and I appreciate that.

“The people at festivals are much more open to dance and just sing along. They come right up to the stage and they’re very thankful. … Read More