Shot some video of Garett and guitarist Jon Neufeld working up some new tunes at his old bus in Hood River, Oregon. Check it out above!
Brennan, who has been described as a granola tinged Tom Waits, has assembled a tremendous band. The Great Salt Licks are a fluid mix of Pacific Northwest roots all stars including such notables as Tony Furtado on banjo and guitarists Scott Law and Jon Neufeld. You never know in advance exactly who will pop up on stage, but it's always tasty and it's always fresh.
Brennan's new CD, Huckleberry Tree, receives a ringing back cover endorsement from that noted music critic Bill McKibben, author of "Deep Economy" and "The End of Nature". Such is the unique dual life of this rapidly rising artist/activist. In addition to his burgeoning music career, Brennan also happens to be the executive director of Focus the Nation, a major national non-profit focused on climate change legislation and clean energy advocacy. Focus the Nation has been on the front lines of climate change for a decade, drawing wide media attention with high profile events. When he's able to slip away from his demanding dual existence, Brennan generally heads straight for wild places, usually with his telemark skis in tow. His globe trotting backcountry excursions (both on skis and foot) not only keep him grounded, but provide a steady stream of fodder for his clever and occasionally humorous song lyrics.
In these troubled times, Garett Brennan may have accidentally become a nearly perfect troubadour/ambassador for both the planet and its people. His unique blend of activism, music making, and backcountry exploration is an inviting template for a new generation in search of a more fulfilling way to live.
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