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Little Cottonwood

by Garett Brennan

Your Sunday morning record. 100% acoustic.
Genre: Folk: Modern Folk
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1. River Song
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2. August Fog
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3. Times Like These
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4. Pancake Preacher
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5. Song for Kyle
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6. Two Boys
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7. Less Corn
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8. Carry On
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9. These Knees (thunder)
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10. Lady of the Mountain
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11. Scroggin on the Dusky
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12. Alta Powder Day
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13. (couch solo)
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
"Woody Guthrie meets Tom Waits!" - Cookie Marenco

"A hymn to and a cry for the American West..."
-Brian Doyle, Portland Magazine

"Much like an archetypal ski bum, Brennan's songs flee from structure, full of asymmetrical verses and irregular line lengths, and avoiding rhyme like it's avian flu. Brennan's clearly following the speak-singing storytelling style of Greg Brown or Tom Waits...If you can't afford your own mountain cabin, this album will take you right there."
-Willamette Week

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Cut live at 8500 ft in a log cabin, at the top of Little Cottonwood Canyon in the Wasatch Rockies. This record is 100% Acoustic. No headphones. No overdubs. Only mics.

Little Cottonwood is an aural collection of short stories. This is your Sunday morning record.

Shortly after Telluride Bluegrass Festival selected Brennan as first alternate in their songwriting competition, he headed to Alta, Utah to cut "Little Cottonwood," and is releasing it nationally in a grassroots partnership with Berkeley-based Clif Bar, as a part of the Keep It Simple philosophy of their new Clif Nectar bar.

Via 1% For The Planet, 1% of album sales will benefit the Organic Farming Research Foundation based in Santa, Cruz, CA.

For more information, please visit Three Pin Productions at www.threepin.org

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Pierrot74

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Ce cd est d'un depaysement permanent, on est avec lui dans son chalet dans la montagne. L'enregistrement est top.
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Willamette Week

If you can't afford your own mountain cabin, this album will take you right ther
Little Cottonwood - Garett Brennan (Three Pin)
Local songwriter climbs mountain, takes advantage of energy bars for you.

[FOLK] Garett Brennan had two bright ideas for his new album, Little Cottonwood. One was to haul a bunch of microphones and digital recording gear 8,500 feet up a mountain outside Salt Lake City, to a little log cabin that would serve as his studio. The second was to get Clif Bar to
underwrite the whole deal as a marketing tool, no doubt helping foot the bill to bring former Windham Hill producer Cookie Marenco up the mountain to helm the sessions.

"Been lazy too long," goes the album's first line, and the unhurried, loping pace of most songs here suggests that's not changing anytime soon. Much like an archetypal ski bum, Brennan's songs flee from structure, full of asymmetrical verses and irregular line lengths, and avoiding rhyme like
it's avian flu. Brennan's clearly following the speak-singing storytelling style of Greg Brown or Tom Waits, but so far, his voice lacks their gravelly gravitas.

One thing the album does a remarkable job of is reproducing the environment in which it was made. The digital recording captures not only the well-played acoustic instruments but the rushing river outside the cabin with astounding clarity, providing a calming continuity that flows
through the album. Eventually, on "These Knees (Thunder)," the location itself takes the lead, as a thunderclap enters right on cue with the instrumental's first verse, and a hailstorm joins in as the second verse begins, proceeding to wail as if taking a solo. If you can't afford your
own mountain cabin, this album will take you right there. JEFF ROSENBERG.
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