The first time I heard Brett Dennen — at a sparsely attended side stage at a California music festival in 2006 — I wrote this in the Idaho Statesman: “Singer-songwriter Brett Dennen is going to be a star. Home-schooled and awkward in person, Dennen takes a few moments to digest ... especially when he was blinking and pushing up his glasses for the umpteenth time. From a distance, I initially couldn’t figure out if he was an unusual man or a 6-foot-5, red-headed female folk singer. Dennen’s wavering, inspirational voice, jaw-dropping poetry and snappy acoustic guitar will move fans to tears of joy.” Five albums, 10 years and a gazillion new fans later, Dennen still is one of my favorite musicians. His latest release, “Por Favor,” is a great summer soundtrack: honest, full of feeling and pure Brett.
8 p.m. Saturday, June 4, Egyptian Theatre, 700 W. Main St., Boise. $25. TicketWeb. Opening: Firekid.