Dubbed, "Among the best folk-rock artists in the US", Namoli Brennet has been touring with her own brand of moody and inspiring music since her first release in 2002. A recent Iowa transplant, Brennet was based out of Tucson, Arizona for a decade and her music still carries some of the stark, persistent beauty of the desert. She's a breathtaking and moving performer, and her sweet, road-weary voice is as quick to deliver her wit and humor as it is a turn of phrase. She's been described as a cross between Patty Griffin, Lori McKenna and Amy Ray, and Zocalo magazine calls her music, "Gorgeous and introspective."
She's a top-notch songwriter who's known for her insightful lyrics and poetic language, but it's her live performances that set her apart from the conventional label of singer/songwriter. On stage she reveals her deft acoustic guitar chops, often incorporating foot percussion, loops, vocoder and Kaki-King style tapping to create a broad, layered soundscape. Namoli's latest CD, Live was recorded over the course of 6 months and 10,000 miles. It shines an intimate spotlight on a performer who is at once arresting and vulnerable, someone who, in the words of Keith Jarret, is willing to "Go deep into the cave to come up with the light."
A 4-time Outmusic award nominee who was recently named in the inaugural Trans 100 list, Namoli was also the recipient of the Tucson Folk Festival Songwriting Award and a finalist in the ISC songwriting competition. Her 2010 release 'Black Crow' garnered critical acclaim and was named one of KXCI FM's top albums of the year. Her music has been featured on NPR, PBS and in films including the Emmy-award winning documentary Out in the Silence, which details the struggle of a gay teen growing up in rural Pennsylvania. She spends 5 to 6 months a year on the road and will be touring Europe in June 2014.
Brennet is currently working on her 11th CD with a release date in fall of 2014.
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