Brett Dennen's Personal Performance

Singer/songwriter performs at the L.A. Chapter GRAMMY Block Party

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(A portion of the proceeds from The Recording Academy Los Angeles Chapter's GRAMMY Block Party benefitted PATH, a Los Angeles-based organization dedicated to ending homelessness for individuals, families and communities.)

Folk singer/songwriter Brett Dennen recently participated in an installment of The Recording Academy's 5 Questions With … series. Held during The Recording Academy Los Angeles Chapter's GRAMMY Block Party at The Academy's headquarters in Santa Monica, Calif., Dennen also took the stage to perform a set featuring songs from his most recent release, Loverboy, including "Comeback Kid (That's My Dog)," "Sydney (I'll Come Running)" and "Make You Fall In Love With Me."

"[The songs on the album] are all very personal," said Dennen on Loveryboy. "It's not the album you're [going to] put on when you want to be sad. It's the album you want to put on when you feel inspired to reminisce or have a good time."

West Coast native Dennen first garnered attention in 2004 after his single "Desert Sunrise" earned significant airplay on Santa Monica-based public radio station KCRW. Dennen's self-titled debut followed in 2005, subsequently earning the singer/songwriter a record deal with Dualtone Music Group, and his sophomore effort, So Much More, was released in 2006. Two years later Dennen released Hope For The Hopeless, cracking the Top 50 on the Billboard 200. Released in April, Loverboy features 13 tracks penned by Dennen. Dennen's philanthropic efforts include involvement with the Mosaic Project, an outdoor school that provides fourth- and fifth-grade students from diverse backgrounds with essential skills to thrive in a diverse society and encourages them to strive for peace. Dennen is currently on tour throughout the United States.

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