Brett Dennen by Marc D'Amour

Brett Dennen by Marc D'Amour

From KCRW DJ Liza Richardson:

Brett Dennen recorded an exclusive track for the season finale of Parenthood which airs tonight on NBC. It’s a cover of a Stephen Foster song, “Hard Times Come Again No More”. I’m the music supervisor for the show, and I thought it would be perfect for the KCRW Music Blog since we love Brett so much and he was just here at the station last week for a live set on Morning Becomes Eclectic.

Plus, his new album just came out. This cover is not on it and is not available anywhere else.

Stream Brett Dennen’s “Hard Times Come Again No More”

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Hopefully it will be on iTunes soon, but you can hear it here for the first time! And you can watch it tonight ;)

– Liza Richardson

Editor’s Note: Liza’s has featured a lot of great artists on Parenthood – from Lykke Li to The Walkmen and Junip. People definitely notice the music, so much so that after we posted a blog about the release of the Parenthood soundtrack last October, we got a few folks commenting, trying to find out who was behind a key scene – it was Corinne Bailey Rae.

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  • Linda

    wonderful rendition of a beautiful old song, written by Stephen Foster

  • Garrett

    so beautiful! I love the show, largely due to the amazing music. You are awesome!

  • Kris

    What a great remake! I can't wait to get it once its available for everyone!

  • Cowboy Prince

    Such a beautiful song, it is perfect for the show. Great Stuff

  • http://pumpkintart.com Andrea

    Love this rendition, truly a joy to listen to. Can't wait until it's available on ITunes.

  • selenarambini

    Awesome song by brett – he rocks!

  • Nan

    I loved this song on the show last night and had to do a search to figure out who performed it. I'll be checking him out!

  • Kay

    This is best show on nbc right now…real parent.child situations..not dirty or sleazy!! Classy..Allthe actors are Amazing!! I will watch forever!!! The Music is Great Also!!!!!LUV IT..!!!!

  • Jessica

    I am very impressed with the music on Parenthood, keep it coming! I would love to be able to buy "Hard Times" Brett Dennen..

  • Dusty Turtle

    One of the most beautiful songs ever written, both in terms of the simplicity of the melody and the generosity of the lyrics. Brett Dennen's rendition is heartfelt, his voice is honest, and he does Stephen Foster proud.

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    Does anyone else think this sounds like the new Paul MacDonald from this season's American Idol??

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