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.

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.

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.