Brett Dennen Premieres Video for “Cassidy”

The video for “Cassidy,” the lead single taken from Brett Dennen’s latest album, Por Favor, is premiering today via Interview Magazine who says hails it as “…affectionately nostalgic…warm-and-fuzzy ambiance.” Watch here: The video stars Hopper Penn and Uma Von Wittkamp, and was directed by prolific director Sam Bayer (Nirvana’s “Smells like Teen Spirit,” Blind Melon’s “No Rain” videos).

Dennen will continue his extensive North American tour this fall. The six-week run of shows will kick off at Santa Cruz’s Rio Theatre on September 14 and includes stops in Tucson, Aspen, Birmingham, Nashville, Atlanta and Philadelphia among many others. The tour also includes performances during both weekends of the Austin City Limits Music Festival. See below for complete tour details.

The tour celebrates Dennen’s acclaimed new album Por Favor, which is out now on Elektra Records. Earlier this spring, the acclaimed singer-songwriter stopped by to perform three songs on “CBS This Morning: Saturday Sessions” (watch him play “Cassidy,” “Bonfire” and “I’ll Be On Your Side”). Additionally, Dennen was recently featured on KCRW’s prestigious Morning Becomes Eclectic” who hails, “his newest batch of tracks reveals a raw vulnerability.”

Of his intention with Por Favor, Dennen explains, “When you say please, you’re asking something to come into your life. It might mean that you’re weak and need something to make you strong. But you’re admitting to some sort of weakness or some form of humility. Vulnerable was another word that kept coming up when I was making this record. Is there something I’m scared to say? Can I dig a little deeper, reveal a little bit more? How far can I go? That was my direction, and once I got that in place, I started shooting down things that weren’t in that zone.”

Cobb adds, “I worked with Brett because of his beautiful balance of wit and melody. He’s very timeless in his writing and you really can hear his personality in every note he sings. The record was made totally live and we recorded all the vocals live with the band. It really was produced as stripped-down as 
possible—we tried to make every note matter.”


1. What’s The Secret?

2. Cassidy

3. Stand Up For It

4. Bonfire

5. Strawberry Road

6. Another Life

7. Where We Left Off

8. Burning Spirit

9. Tengboche

10. I’ll Be On Your Side


July 14—Brownfield, ME—Stone Mountain Arts Center*

July 15—Lowell, MA—Boarding House Park*

July 16—Montpelier, VT—Do Good Fest

July 17—Montauk, NY—The Surf Lodge

July 18—Amagansett, NY—The Stephen Talkhouse*

July 21—Washington, DC—9:30 Club*

July 21-24—Trumansburg, NY—Finger Lakes GrassRoots Festival of Music and Dance

July 22—Newport, RI—Newport Folk Festival

July 25—Indianapolis, IN—Farm Bureau Insurance Lawn at White River State Park†

July 27—Louisville, KY—Louisville Waterfront*

July 28—Ann Arbor, MI—Sonic Lunch

July 29—Kalamazoo, MI—Bell’s Electric Café*

July 30—Kent, OH—The Kent Stage*

August 20—Littleton, CO—On Tap with KBCO‡

August 20—Breckenridge, CO—Mountain Town Music Festival

September 14—Santa Cruz, CA—Rio Theatre~

September 15—Calpine, CA—Sierra Valley Lodge~

September 16—Lincoln, CA—Thunder Valley Casino Resort#

September 17—San Luis Opisbo, CA—Freemont Theatre~

September 18—Santa Barbara, CA—Lobero Theatre~

September 20—Tucson, AZ—191 Toole~

September 22—Telluride, CO—Club Red~

September 23—Aspen, CO—Belly Up~

September 24—Park City, UT—O.P. Rockwell~

September 25—Missoula, MT—The Top Hat~

September 27—Ashland, OR—Ashland Armory~

September 28—Bend, OR—Tower Theatre~

September 30-October 2—Austin, TX—Austin City Limits

October 7-9—Austin, TX—Austin City Limits

October 10—New Orleans, LA—The Parish~

October 11—Memphis, TN—Minglewood Hall – 1884 Lounge~

October 12—Birmingham, AL—Iron City~

October 14—Nashville, TN—City Winery~

October 15—Carrboro, NC—Cat’s Cradle~

October 16—Asheville, NC—Grey Eagle~

October 17—Atlanta, CA—Terminal West~

October 18—Rocky Mount, VA—The Harvester Performance Center~

October 21—Portsmouth, NH—Music Hall~

October 22—Hartford, CT—Infinity Hall~

October 24—Philadelphia, PA—Union Transfer~

October 26—Toronto, ON—Opera House~

October 27—Ann Arbor, MI—Blind Pig~

October 28—Milwaukee, WI—Pabst Theatre~

October 29—St. Louis, MO—Off Broadway~

*with special guest Esme Patterson

†appearing with The Head and the Heart

‡appearing with Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats

#appearing with The Avett Brothers

~with special guest Lily & Madeleine

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