Songs at Mirror Lake

Concert goers at Mid's Pak.
Concert goers at Mid's Pak.

Amiable West Coast singer/songwriter Brett Dennen first drew attention in 2004 with the single "Desert Sunrise." The tune, with its easy groove and soulful phrasing, garnered enough spins on radio to warrant the release of his self-titled debut the following year. Stylistically, Dennen's thoughtful, laid-back tunes fit in with the burgeoning singer/songwriter scene that had produced stars like  and , with relatably personal lyrics that are warm and expressive. Dennen first began garnering positive reviews with 2008's Hope for the Hopeless, touches of African music enlivened 2013's Smoke & Mirrors, and 2021's See the World lyrically balanced personal and global concerns.