A young musician with a sensibility for peace and justice will be “Earth Charter and the Arts Award” from Citizens for Peaceful Resolutions at the group’s Third Annual Earth Charter Summit on Saturday, Oct. 14, 2006 in Ventura, Calif. Brett Dennen is a founder of The Mosaic Project, which works “towards a peaceful future by uniting children of diverse backgrounds, addressing issues of difference, and building self-esteem and community in our unique human-relations outdoor school,” and has released a fundraising CD for the project featuring a children’s choir.
The 25-year-old singer-songwriter has two solo albums to his name: “Brett Dennen” and “So Much More,” featuring lyrics full of social critique and hope for a more peaceful world. According to a recent online news item,
Grammy Award winner John Mayer was quoted in Rolling Stone’s “Breaking” column: “He’s timeless-he’s probably 25, but he seems like he’s 25 in 1972. He paints these gorgeous pictures musically, where you think, ‘I want to hear his voice, I want to hear that guitar, and I want to hear those melodies.”