my new Daytrotter session

I recently had the pleasure of recording an acoustic session for the awesome folks at Daytrotter and it just hit the web. Like all of their sessions it was recorded live to analog tape in one take and is a free download for all members of daytrotter - and if you're not a member you can sign up for a free trial (and there are tons of exclusive sessions from almost everyone you can think of so you should sign up). I've been a big fan daytrotter for a long time so it was a pleasure to do my first recording for them. I played some songs from both my records as well as one of my favorite Hank Williams songs and I think it turned out great - especially "Satan's Foot on My Neck" and "I Heard That Lonesome Whistle Blow." <a href="http://www.daytrotter.com/#!/concert/brett-detar/20057418-37385067" target="new">Have a listen</a>.

An update from tour

Dearest Pals,
Hello from the open road! I've been on my current US tour with Lindi Ortega and Joseph West for a month now and it's been an absolute blast. To all of you who have come out so far to hang out, sing along, and buy merch - my hat is off to you. I've still got one last leg of tour so if I'm rolling through your hood I'd be delighted to see you at a show. If you haven't got my brand new record "Too Free To Live" yet it's still a <a href="http://brettdetar.com">FREE DOWNLOAD</a> at my website so get that thing now before I change my mind.

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<strong><a href="http://brettdetar.com">CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD “TOO FREE TO LIVE” – FOR FREE!</a></strong>
<strong>BUY ONE OF THE LAST 10 VINYL LP'S </strong>
If you haven't pre-ordered your copy of Too Free To Live on super limited edition white vinyl yet, there are only 10 left in the world in tand then she's all gone and will never be re-pressed again. If you want one please pre-order it now. If vinyl is not your style my online store has new t-shirts, cds, posters, and other goodies too. In true DIY, hands-on fashion - any order you make goes directly to me and will be shipped out from the road by yours truly. It's almost Christmas time too so if you need some good gift ideas <a href="http://brettdetar.com/dir/topspin-store/store" target="_blank">please visit my online shop</a>.

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<strong>TOUR DATES</strong>

<strong>Wed Nov 13 - MODESTO, CA </strong>- <a href="https://www.facebook.com/events/574476879255631">Barkin' Dog Grill</a><em> - with Joseph West</em>
<strong>Fri Nov 15 - SEATTLE, WA </strong>- Q Cafe<em> - with Lindi Ortega</em>
<strong>Sat Nov 16 - PORTLAND, OR </strong>- White Eagle Saloon<em> - with Lindi Ortega - </em><a href="https://www.etix.com/ticket/online/performanceSearch.jsp?performance_id=1748348&amp;cobrand=mcmenamins" target="_blank">BUY TICKETS</a>
<strong>Mon Nov 18 - SAN FRANCISCO, CA </strong>- Cafe Du Nord<em> - with Lindi Ortega - </em><a href="http://www.ticketweb.com/t3/sale/SaleEventDetail?dispatch=loadSelectionData&amp;eventId=3785074" target="_blank">BUY TICKETS</a>
<strong>Tue Nov 19 - LOS ANGELES, CA</strong> - The Mint<em> - with Lindi Ortega - </em><a href="http://themintla.com/show.cfm?cart&amp;id=115327" target="_blank">BUY TICKETS</a>
<strong>Wed Nov 20 - SCOTTSDALE, AZ </strong>- The Western<em> - with Lindi Ortega - </em><a href="http://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/355257?utm_medium=bks" target="_blank">BUY TICKETS</a>
<strong>Fri Nov 22 - AUSTIN, TX </strong>- Cactus Cafe at University of Texas<em> - with Lindi Ortega - </em><a href="https://cactuscafe.thundertix.com/orders/new?performance_id=1135019" target="_blank">BUY TICKETS</a>
<strong>Sun Nov 24 - HOUSTON, TX </strong>- McGonigel's Mucky Duck <em> - with Lindi Ortega </em> <em> - </em><a href="http://www.mcgonigels.com/Music+Calendar/Lindi+Ortega+-+November+24+2013+6pm" target="_blank">BUY TICKETS</a>

hope to see you on the road,
Brett Detar

P.S. Last but not least: My current tourmate &amp; dear friend Joseph West (who many of you have met and know as the friendly guy behind my merch table) just released his rad new EP as a <a href="http://josephwestmusic.com">free download</a> at and I think you'll love it. I had the pleasure of singing some harmonies on the record &amp; I even got to photograph the album cover. It's a great ep from an awesome human being and it's free so what have you got to lose? Grab it!

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introducing my new album "TOO FREE TO LIVE" - your free download

My Dear Friends,
Here’s the most important news in my recent series of messages to you.  It’s with joy &amp; relief that I write to tell you that my new record “Too Free To Live” is now out and... (drumroll please)<strong> I'M GIVING IT TO YOU FOR FREE</strong> – right here in this email – no strings attached.  I poured my heart &amp; soul into these songs &amp; this album – and I’m pretty sure it even tried to kill me once or twice.  It’s been a hard-fought labor of love and I believe you can hear that when you listen (speaking of listening - huge thanks to my brothers the Mardos who went way above and beyond engineering and mixing it).  Being a completely independent artist means that I self-funded the recording, the studio fees, the money to pay the amazing musicians, the gorgeous hand-drawn album artwork, and the album’s release.  There’s no label, no management, no publicist, and no corporations backing me.   All that to say that YOUR support is directly responsible for this music coming out and being heard – so thank you, seriously.  Without you sharing my music, your encouraging words, &amp; your purchases at my online store &amp; merch table I'd have most-likely already wised up and quit this music thing ;)  To all of you who pre-ordered the album you have my utmost appreciation and thanks.  I hope you will grow to love these songs as you spend time with the record.

<strong>PLEASE SHARE THE FREE DOWNLOAD OF MY RECORD WITH YOUR FRIENDS…
</strong>My one request from you is that you please help me share "Too Free To Live" with your friends &amp; family by posting the links below so that your people and their people can download the album for free as well. Everyone likes free!  Please use these easy links to <a class="labs_facebook" href="http://api.awe.sm/url/share?channel=facebook&amp;v=3&amp;key=67967a8b27d8923cccd8531514f22fdac3921f86162e7c45708a0fefa509faab&amp;tool=OydoJa&amp;url=http%3A%2F%2Flabs.topspin.net%2Fdaphne%2Fconfirm.php%3Fsessionid%3D293cd2b50e30f5ccf781fd204a11d7d8%26amp%3Bfb%3D3&amp;campai" target="_blank">Share It On Facebook</a><a href="https://www.facebook.com/sharer/sharer.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Ft.opsp.in%2Fs0xbN">,</a> <a class="labs_twitter" href="http://api.awe.sm/url/share?channel=twitter&amp;v=3&amp;key=67967a8b27d8923cccd8531514f22fdac3921f86162e7c45708a0fefa509faab&amp;tool=OydoJa&amp;url=http%3A%2F%2Flabs.topspin.net%2Fdaphne%2Fconfirm.php%3Fsessionid%3D293cd2b50e30f5ccf781fd204a11d7d8%26amp%3Bfb%3D3&amp;destina" target="_blank">Share It On Twitter</a>, <a class="labs_tumblr" href="http://api.awe.sm/url/share?channel=tumblr&amp;v=3&amp;key=67967a8b27d8923cccd8531514f22fdac3921f86162e7c45708a0fefa509faab&amp;tool=f6COqz&amp;url=http%3A%2F%2Flabs.topspin.net%2Fdaphne%2Fconfirm.php%3Fsessionid%3D293cd2b50e30f5ccf781fd204a11d7d8%26amp%3Bfb%3D3&amp;destinat" target="_blank">Share It On Tumblr</a> and <a href="mailto:?subject=I just downloaded the new record from Brett Detar FOR FREE and you can too&amp;body= Brett Detar is giving away his brand new album Too Free To Live as a free download (for a limited time only) and I just got a copy. All you have to do is sign up at his website and he'll immediately email you the album. Just go to: http//BrettDetar.com to download it. It's easy and free so go get it! ">Share It Via Email</a>.  (Just don’t send them your download link below because it will expire after you download your copy). I can really use your help on this, in fact I’m counting on you all - so thank you sincerely for sharing!

<strong><a href="http://brettdetar.com">CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD “TOO FREE TO LIVE” – FOR FREE!</a></strong>

<em>(and if you're one of theose folks who insist on paying for downloads - I know you're out there because you've emailed to tell me so - then you can <a href="http://brettdetar.bandcamp.com/" target="_blank">name your own price</a> here)</em>

<strong>DELUXE VINYL 2xLP, CD’S, POSTERS, &amp; OTHER SPECIAL GOODIES AVAILABLE
</strong>If the free mp3 version of “Too Free To Live” in this email just isn’t enough to satisfy you – you’re in luck.  There are also some deluxe bundles available exclusively at BrettDetar.com – things like CD’s, t-shirts, handwritten lyrics, screen-printed album cover prints, audiophile quality downloads, and my favorite - the Double LP on white vinyl I only made 100 of (that's soon to sell-out). Everything is high quality, limited edition, and made with attention to detail.  This ain’t big-chain-store-style mass-produced-junk but rather think of my online store as your friendly local mom n’ pop shop with hand-picked goods direct from the farm.  To see what I’m rambling on about and to grab something special for yourself or as a gift <a href="http://brettdetar.com/dir/topspin-store/store" target="_blank">please visit my online shop</a>.

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<strong>TOUR TOUR TOUR
</strong>Lastly, I head out on the open road tomorrow to sing my songs troubadour-style and unaccompanied. After tonight I'll only be lying my head down in Motel 6's and on friends' futons. What would really sweeten those autumn evenings for me would be hanging out with you at a show.  You know I don’t tour as often as I’d like to these days so let’s make this one count.  Come to a show and say hello.  (click the image below for detailed info and tickets)

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Again I humbly thank you from the bottom of my heart for your support and for sharing this new record with your peeps.  "Too Free To Live" is dedicated to you.

cheers,
Brett Detar

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pre-order "Too Free To Live" on ltd ed. 2xlp White Vinyl

Well hi again...
I feel like a proud father because Tuesday is when my baby finally sees the light of day. In advance of the release date - the <a href="http://brettdetar.com">pre-order for my new record Too Free To Live is now online at my website</a>! The 11-song album is available to order on CD, Hi-Def Download, and my favorite - the White Double Vinyl LP that I only made 100 of. There are also t-shirts, posters, hand-written lyrics, and other goodies all with a personal touch from yours truly. Every order comes directly from me and includes an HD Download of the record that will be yours at midnight this Tuesday. <em>Now keep in mind the vinyl is currently at the pressing plant in Nashville so the 2xLP is a pre-order because it will be a while until she's done being put together (these small batch records with individually handmade elements take time) - but I believe it will be worth the wait.</em> Any order that doesn't include a vinyl will be shipping out soon. What are you waiting for?<strong> <a href="http://brettdetar.com">Order now</a></strong>.

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Sure is pretty, isn't she? These are only for sale at my website and I only made 100 copies (I'm selling just 85 of them) so if you want one of the vinyls - don't sleep on this pre-order. Go get it.

Love you all so much and I truly appreciate all of your support and enthusiasm. I can't wait until Tuesday when I can finally let you hear this record.

cheers,
Brett Detar

"my voice is  trembling.  it shakes along - so weak and tired and it’s almost gone. maybe it’s not beautiful.  maybe it’s not strong, but i’ll sing this beaten broken song."

new tourdates & new single "SATAN'S FOOT ON MY NECK"

Lots of Tour Dates? Check!  Another brand new single for you? Check!

Well hi again... and so soon. Looks like it's feast or famine in Brett-update land. First I start by not sending you an email for 9 months and now here's my second email in three weeks. I try to save these messages for when I have something to tell you that's worthy of your time (like when I gave you my single Too Free To Live as a free download in <a href="http://brettdetar.com/news/13884836" target="_blank">the last email</a> - in case you missed it). So today I'm raising the stakes with a two for one. I'm beyond happy to present to you my latest single AND to announce a bunch of tour dates (I'll get to the tour details in a second). First things first - brand new music! So a little while back the tv show Supernatural was kind to me yet again by putting a yet unreleased song of mine called "Satan's Foot On My Neck" into some commercials they were running. Since then I've had more requests to release this next single from my new record than anything I can recall. I'll tell you upfront that this little 3-piece-band song is the most rockin' thing I've done as a solo guy, and that being said, it's the biggest rocker on my upcoming album (I'll be giving you full details on the record very very soon - scout's honor). Well, enough talking about it...

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<strong><a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D_SPuUAH0vg&amp;feature=share&amp;list=UUvX4kJNLEnifPTDBgxzhw3A" target="_blank">LISTEN ON YOUTUBE &amp; PLEASE SHARE</a></strong> <strong>or</strong>
<strong><a href="http://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=MEYG*nCXS14&amp;offerid=146261&amp;type=3&amp;subid=0&amp;tmpid=1826&amp;RD_PARM1=https%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Fus%252Falbum%252Fsatans-foot-on-my-neck-single%252Fid714795626%253FpartnerId%253D30" target="_blank">DOWNLOAD NOW</a></strong>

<strong>Now onto those tour dates...</strong>
So who wants to hang out? America, I'm coming to play songs for you and drink your coffee in October and November and I can't wait. I've been desperately missing the road. I'm delighted to be joining the amazingly talented <a href="http://lindiortega.com" target="_blank">Lindi Ortega</a> during her stops throughout the country and I'll also be doing a small handful of shows with my dear friend - the fantastic songwriter Joseph West. There are still a few more shows going to be announced soon so this isn't the entire list, but it's the majority of it. That being said, there's a few holes in the tour I'm trying to fill with a couple extra shows - so promoters and house show people - <a href="mailto:brett@brettdetar.com">email me</a> if you want to set something up, especially if you're in Utah / Colorado / Nevada etc. I don't get out on the road as often as I'd like to these days so I'm hoping to see as many of you as possible on this run. Come hang out. I miss ya.

<strong>Fri Oct 11 - ATLANTA, GA</strong> - Eddie's Attic <em>-with Lindi Ortega -</em> <a href="http://www.eddiesattic.com/?event=lindi-ortega-2" target="_blank">BUY TICKETS</a>
<strong>Sat Oct 12 - NASHVILLE, TN</strong> - The High Watt <em>- with Lindi Ortega - </em><a href="http://www.ticketweb.com/t3/sale/SaleEventDetail?dispatch=loadSelectionData&amp;eventId=3774434" target="_blank">BUY TICKETS</a>
<strong>Sun Oct 13 - ASHEVILLE, NC</strong> - Emerald Lounge<em>- with Lindi Ortega - </em><a href="http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/446480" target="_blank">BUY TICKETS</a>
<strong>Mon Oct 14 - HARRISONBURG, VA</strong> - Blue Nile <em>- with Joseph West</em>
<strong>Tue Oct 15 - CHARLOTTE, NC</strong> - Double Door Inn <em>- with Lindi Ortega - </em><a href="http://doubledoorinn.com/calendarview.aspx?Page=http%3a%2f%2fpublic.ticketbiscuit.com%2fDoubleDoorInn%2fTicketing%2f176473" target="_blank">BUY TICKETS</a>
<strong>Thurs Oct 17 - PHILADELPHIA, PA</strong> - World Cafe Live<em> - with Lindi Ortega - </em><a href="http://tickets.worldcafelive.com/event/353739" target="_blank">BUY TICKETS</a>
<strong>Fri Oct 18 - NEW YORK, NY</strong> - Subculture<em> - with Lindi Ortega - </em><a href="http://www.subculturenewyork.com/event/355639-lindi-ortega-new-york/" target="_blank">BUY TICKETS</a>
<strong>Sat Oct 19 - NEW YORK, NY </strong>- Subculture<em> - with Lindi Ortega - </em><a href="http://www.subculturenewyork.com/event/355641-lindi-ortega-new-york/" target="_blank">BUY TICKETS</a>
<strong>Sun Oct 20 - WASHINGTON, DC</strong> - The Hamilton<em> - with Lindi Ortega - </em><a href="http://www.thehamiltondc.com/live/calendar#/lindi-ortega" target="_blank">BUY TICKETS</a>
<strong>Mon Oct 21 - ASBURY PARK, NJ </strong>- Wonder Bar<em> - with Joseph West - </em>FREE SHOW!
<strong>Tue Oct 22 - BOSTON, MA </strong>- The Red Room<em> - with Lindi Ortega - </em><a href="https://www.vendini.com/ticket-software.html?t=tix&amp;e=1d3d68ca6c65a0ca7cc0c7f84169560a" target="_blank">BUY TICKETS</a>
<strong>Mon Oct 28 - COLUMBUS, OH</strong> - Rumba Cafe<em> - with Joseph West - </em><a href="http://www.ticketweb.com/t3/sale/SaleEventDetail?dispatch=loadSelectionData&amp;eventId=3823044" target="_blank">BUY TICKETS</a>
<strong>Wed Oct 30 - CLEVELAND, OH </strong>- Beachland Tavern<em> - with Lindi Ortega - </em><a href="http://www.ticketweb.com/t3/sale/SaleEventDetail?dispatch=loadSelectionData&amp;eventId=3777994&amp;pl=beachland" target="_blank">BUY TICKETS</a>
<strong>Thurs Oct 31 - PONTIAC, MI </strong>- Pike Room<em> - with Lindi Ortega - </em><a href="http://www.ticketweb.com/t3/sale/SaleEventDetail;jsessionid=+ogHrWPKea3WKj4iJr308A**.node3?dispatch=loadSelectionData&amp;eventId=3776404&amp;pl=crofoot&amp;refid=lo103113" target="_blank">BUY TICKETS</a>
<strong>Fri Nov 1 - CHICAGO, IL </strong>- Space<em> - with Lindi Ortega - </em><a href="http://www.ticketweb.com/t3/sale/SaleEventDetail?dispatch=loadSelectionData&amp;eventId=3774634&amp;pl=space" target="_blank">BUY TICKETS</a>
<strong>Sat Nov 2 - MADISON, WI</strong> - The Frequency<em> - with Lindi Ortega - </em><a href="http://www.etix.com/ticket/online/performanceSearch.jsp?performance_id=1747967" target="_blank">BUY TICKETS</a>
<strong>Sun Nov 3 - MINNEAPOLIS, MN </strong><em>- with Lindi Ortega - </em><a href="http://www.etix.com/ticket/online/performanceSearch.jsp?performance_id=1748009&amp;cobrand=first-avenue" target="_blank">BUY TICKETS</a>
<strong>Mon Nov 4 - MILWAUKEE, WI </strong>- Boone &amp; Crockett<em> - w/ Joseph West &amp; special guests - </em>FREE SHOW!
<strong>Wed Nov 13 - MODESTO, CA </strong>- TBA<em> - with Joseph West</em>
<strong>Fri Nov 15 - SEATTLE, WA </strong>- Q Cafe<em> - with Lindi Ortega</em>
<strong>Sat Nov 16 - PORTLAND, OR </strong>- White Eagle Saloon<em> - with Lindi Ortega - </em><a href="https://www.etix.com/ticket/online/performanceSearch.jsp?performance_id=1748348&amp;cobrand=mcmenamins" target="_blank">BUY TICKETS</a>
<strong>Mon Nov 18 - SAN FRANCISCO, CA </strong>- Cafe Du Nord<em> - with Lindi Ortega - </em><a href="http://www.ticketweb.com/t3/sale/SaleEventDetail?dispatch=loadSelectionData&amp;eventId=3785074" target="_blank">BUY TICKETS</a>
<strong>Tue Nov 19 - LOS ANGELES, CA</strong> - The Mint<em> - with Lindi Ortega - </em><a href="http://themintla.com/show.cfm?cart&amp;id=115327" target="_blank">BUY TICKETS</a>
<strong>Wed Nov 20 - SCOTTSDALE, AZ </strong>- The Western<em> - with Lindi Ortega - </em><a href="http://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/355257?utm_medium=bks" target="_blank">BUY TICKETS</a>
<strong>Fri Nov 22 - AUSTIN, TX </strong>- Cactus Cafe at University of Texas<em> - with Lindi Ortega - </em><a href="https://cactuscafe.thundertix.com/orders/new?performance_id=1135019" target="_blank">BUY TICKETS</a>
<strong>Sun Nov 24 - HOUSTON, TX </strong>- McGonigel's Mucky Duck <em> - with Lindi Ortega </em> <em> - </em><a href="http://www.mcgonigels.com/Music+Calendar/Lindi+Ortega+-+November+24+2013+6pm" target="_blank">BUY TICKETS</a>

Awesome! I'm looking forward to seeing you all out on the road so get those tickets now and pretty please don't forget to <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D_SPuUAH0vg&amp;feature=share&amp;list=UUvX4kJNLEnifPTDBgxzhw3A">share</a> my new single with your peeps and learn the words so you can sing it along with me at one of these shows.

with many thanks,
Brett Detar

"in a life full of trouble that’s never been subtle you could say i’m the prince of all pain.‘cos if heartache’s a kingdom i’d have wealth and dominion, and all of my debts, they would surely be paid."

my new single "Too Free To Live" is here for you now

Hello there old friends and new,
I'm starting this update right with something for you because you know I love ya.<strong> Here is my new single for free</strong> (or not for free if you prefer - I'll get to that in a second). I wrote this feel-good-tragedy of a song in Hollywood and recorded it in Nashville at a rad old historic spot called Studio 19 that was owned for years by Elvis' guitarist Scotty Moore - I mean talk about music mojo - we actually played percussion <em>on</em> a Waylon Jennings master tape that was recorded there 43 years ago trying to borrow a little of that old magic. If the song's vibe feels like a familiar spirit that just might be because many of the same gifted players who were on my previous record "Bird In The Tangle" are my band on this song. It was mixed in Malibu by my dear friends the Heavy Young Heathens and the beautiful cover photo is by the one and only <a href="http://shaedetar.com">Shae Acopian Detar</a>. Most importantly, I want you to have it now and I made that very very easy:

My new single is available now in numerous convenient ways at the price of "PAY WHAT YOU WANT." That means if you want to <strong>download my new single for free</strong> - you are more than welcome to. You see, my last few releases have primarily been free donwloads via my website but I'm always getting asked if there's a way to pay for the music if you'd prefer to so this time I've made it easy for everyone to get the music however you like. If you want it for free - no problem - just download it with the link below. If you want to pay whatever you think is fair for it - go right ahead - there are multiple easy ways to do that. So please get my new single now and pretty please share it with everyone on facebook and twitter and email and everywhere else.  <strong>So w</strong><strong><span style="font-weight: bold;">ith</span></strong><span style="font-weight: bold;">out</span><span style="font-weight: bold;"> further delay I'm thrilled to give you my brand new single "Too Free To Live."</span>

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Ahhhhhh!! That feels better. I've been making way too much music that no one has heard for too long now and it feels good to finally give you some of it. There's more where that came from and I'm not planning on making you wait to long for more of it.

Now for the curious amongst you - here's a small update on what I've been working on lately:  Besides binge-watching Breaking Bad I spent the majority of the first half of the year composing, performing, and recording all of the music for a feature film that I'll tell you more about when I'm allowed to. It was a tough and rewarding experience - the most intense musical job I've ever done. I ended up with 80+ minutes of music in the movie all made by yours truly while holed up in my home studio. It's a massive departure from anything I've done in the past in both method of working and style of music but I loved the process and look forward to doing more music for picture in the near future. <a href="http://instagram.com/p/YnpwjwtGdJ">I'm in the studio constantly these days</a> working on new solo material and other projects of mine that don't fall under the "Brett Detar" solo banner so I hope to be getting more of that out in the world soon. I can also tell you that a certain album from one of my old bands that people have been asking for on vinyl is finally going to be released as a double LP so I'll let you know more about that as details emerge. Oh and speaking of vinyl - <strong>there's a new one from me at the pressing plant as we speak</strong>... Last but not least (STILL speaking about vinyl) there are a few handfuls of the original pressing of Bird In The Tangle still on sale in my store and I recently <a href="http://brettdetar.com/store" target="_new" data-mce-="">lowered the price of every item in my online store by a good bit</a> if you're into that sort of thing.

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please don't forget to share my new single with everyone!
with much love and many thanks,
Brett Detar

"you got your pretty little black dress on. let's dance until we see the dawn. hold me like a smoking gun. if we die we'll still be young."

new song "Satan's Foot On My Neck" used in Ad for TV's "Supernatural"

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download "A SOLDIER'S BURDEN" for free

Happy 2013!  I'd like to start off the New Year with a present to you:  Here's a brand new song from me available now as a free download.   <strong>I am very excited to give you my new single "A Soldier's Burden"</strong>  Growing up with my Father being a veteran of the <span data-scayt_word="Vietman" data-scaytid="1">Vietnam</span> War and hearing stories from him and from other loved ones who have served or are currently in the military I was inspired to write this song.  I can't say I know what it's like firsthand to fight on the <span data-scayt_word="frontlines" data-scaytid="2">front-lines</span> but I definitely tried to pay tribute to those who have in my own way.  I wrote this song with my gifted friend Benjamin Romans and recorded it in the hills of Los Angeles, California with an amazing band of players (who I'll tell you more about soon).  My pals the Heavy Young Heathens engineered &amp; mixed the song and <em>wow</em> did they do a fantastic job.   If the song moves you then please share it with anyone who might like it.  I'd be delighted if you did - in fact, few things would make me happier.
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Update time:  A lot of you have been asking me on <a href="http://www.instagram.com/brettdetar" data-cke-saved-href="http://www.instagram.com/brettdetar"><span data-scayt_word="instagram" data-scaytid="1">instagram</span></a>, <a href="http://www.facebook.com/brettdetarmusic" data-cke-saved-href="http://www.facebook.com/brettdetarmusic"><span data-scayt_word="facebook" data-scaytid="2">facebook</span>,</a> and <a href="http://www.twitter.com/brettdetar" data-cke-saved-href="http://www.twitter.com/brettdetar">twitter</a> for a while now what I've been up to and when the new record is coming.   I'm not a huge fan of talking about myself so I'll try and keep this short but 2012 was a very unique year for me - with everything from the <a href="http://instagram.com/p/ffhH9/" data-cke-saved-href="http://instagram.com/p/ffhH9/">biggest haircut of my life</a> and accompanying <span data-scayt_word="freakout" data-scaytid="1064">freakout</span> of my friends...  to the total surprise and craziness of having done the music for a number one movie at the box office... to the polar opposite of a short but vexing dry spell of personal songwriting... to everything in between.  Truth is, most of 2012 I was holed up like a hermit in the recording studio, emerging only occasionally for coffee or to walk my dog Waylon.  I have to say, though, that it was a really productive year as far as recording is concerned and I definitely<span> did</span> end up getting over said songwriting dry spell with good <span data-scayt_word="ol" data-scaytid="3">ol</span>' fashion Pittsburgh-style hard work.   For the majority of the first half of '012  I was writing and tracking a new album that I'm really proud of with a fantastic group of players (and a few songs by my lonesome) as well as coming up with a nice-sized pile of b-sides and rarities that may or may not see the light of day.  I've also been spending a great deal of time on my other and much newer gig composing music for movies - really just learning the ropes of a new trade if you <span data-scayt_word="wanna" data-scaytid="1246">wanna</span>' know the truth.  I'll be unveiling a lot more music and news in the near future and I'll probably start <a href="http://www.twitter.com/brettdetar" data-cke-saved-href="http://www.twitter.com/brettdetar">tweeting</a> more tidbits and lyrics and details about this new album of mine too so don't be a stranger and you know I'm pretty accessible on the web so holler if you have any questions.

Lastly, I <a href="http://brettdetar.com/store" target="_new">dropped the price of every single item in my online store by a good bit</a> just in case you have any leftover holiday money burning a hole in your pocket. <a href="http://brettdetar.com/store" target="_new"> check it out</a>.

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Here's to you and your new year!  I hope you enjoy the new song and in 2013 I hope you'll always follow your heart and be inspired every day.

with sincere thanks and a high five,
Brett Detar

hear my music on TV's "Supernatural"

A recent episode of "Supernatural" on the CW Network opened with my song "The Devil's Gotta' Earn" (before a brutal murder scene).   Apparently I write songs that are <strong><a href="http://www.cwtv.com/cw-video/supernatural/the-slice-girls/?play=4218eecb-b635-449b-ad88-94bf7cc3e048" target="_blank">the last thing you hear before brutally dying on TV</a></strong>...  (click to <a href="http://www.cwtv.com/cw-video/supernatural/the-slice-girls/?play=4218eecb-b635-449b-ad88-94bf7cc3e048" target="_blank">watch</a> the episode but if you get squeamish over blood don't say I didn't warn ya!)

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sharing the love

Alot of folks have been very, very kind to me and my music by helping me spread the word about my free album on their websites and blogs.  Here are a few of the latest ones from the last couple days that you should definitely go visit...

First, there's a nice little <a href="http://ninebullets.net/archives/brett-detar-bird-in-the-tangle" target="_blank">write up on NineBullets</a> which happens to be one of my favorite music sites.  You should definitely check out <a href="http://ninebullets.net/category/ninebullets-radio-2" target="_blank">NineBullets Radio</a> too while you are at it.  Autopsy IV plays a ton of great music every thursday night live on the radio dial in Tampa, Florida and you can stream all of the shows online too.  Do it.

Second, I just did this interview yesterday so it's fresh outta' my brain.  Check out my answers &amp; all kind of other great art, music, and coolness on: <a href="http://www.stellarexplosion.com/2011/12/brett-detar.html" target="_blank">StellarExplosion</a>.
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</a>The Los Angeles's roots music community sometimes gets a bit overlooked but <a href="http://turnstyledjunkpiled.com/?p=1436" target="_blank">Turnstyled, Junkpiled</a> is a great website from my tinseltown that's doing their part to make sure LA artists get their due and I think they are doing a fantastic job.  I am regular reader.  They do cool giveaways and wrote a great article on <a href="http://www.nodepression.com/profiles/blog/show?id=2342817%3ABlogPost%3A698083" target="_blank">Gram Parsons belonging to LA</a> that you should check out and they also wrote some <a href="http://turnstyledjunkpiled.com/?p=1436" target="_blank">mighty kind words</a> about yours truly.  Good stuff!

And lastly for today, not that I can read it, but I just got this review in in the <a href="http://www.rootstime.be/CD%20REVIEUW/2011/DEC1/CD26.html" target="_blank">Dutch magazine: Rootstime</a> and I am hoping it's good.  :)

keep following your heart

<span style="font-size: 12px;">Dudes &amp; Dudettes,</span>
<span style="font-size: 12px;"> Here's to you all! I hope you're having a glorious weekend. To my American friends, I hope you've recovered from Thanksgiving and all those extra days off. I've mostly been hard at work writing my next record and I'm beginning to see the light at the end of the tunnel on the writing part so good things are around the corner. I'll be telling you more about this future album as things continue. I'll probably be blowing up <a href="http://www.twitter.com/brettdetar" target="_new">twitter</a> with ramblings about lyric writing or tracking with the band and such. I'll do my best to give you insight and updates without wearing out my welcome. New record time is one of my favorite times... Also working on more tour plans too so keep your ears to the ground (or just stay with me on <a href="http://www.facebook.com/brettdetarmusic" target="_new">facebook</a>). My newly added shows are all listed below.</span>

<span style="font-size: 12px;"> watch my latest live vid: <strong>"EMPTY HOUSE ON A FAMOUS HILL" - in Salt Lake City at The State Room</strong></span>
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<span style="font-size: 14px;"> <strong>MY STORE IS OPEN AGAIN WITH ALL NEW &amp; SALE ITEMS!</strong></span>
<span style="font-size: 12px;"> I had my webstore closed for a few months while I was out on the road because it was too hard to do the shipping and order fulfillment myself while I was out on tour (yes, when you order from my webstore it's me doing all the packing and shipping). A lot of you have been asking when it will be back open... well, search for your holiday gifts no longer because I've<a href="http://brettdetar.com/store" target="_new"><strong> opened the store and re-stocked it with 3 new t-shirt designs</strong></a>. I've also added <strong>CD's to the store for the first time ever</strong> aaaaaand like I'm some kind of regular wal-mart or something, I've put a couple items on <strong>50% OFF SALE</strong>! Anything you buy comes with the 4 "Bird In The Tangle" Bonus Tracks too so you can't go wrong. Most of the items were designed by yours truly and they're all high-quality stuff so<a href="http://brettdetar.com/store" target="_new"> check it out</a>.</span>

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<span style="font-size: 12px;"> <strong>UPCOMING TOUR DATES</strong></span>
<span style="font-size: 11px;"> Dec 10 - Fort Wayne, In @ CS3 - <a href="https://www.facebook.com/events/190229554393542/" target="_new">Stay Young Festival</a> - with Sainthood Reps, Frontiers, Deadhorse,  <a href="http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/213429" target="_new">$8 BUY TICKETS</a></span>
<span style="font-size: 11px;"> Dec 13 - Los Angeles, Ca @ The Satellite w/ Wheelhouse, Rachel Dean, &amp; Stephen Sowan - <a href="http://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/75985/tfly?utm_medium=api&amp;skin=tfly" target="_new">$8 BUY TICKETS</a></span>
<span style="font-size: 11px;"> Dec 14 - Manteca, Ca @ Casa de Jennifer - <a href="https://www.facebook.com/events/273323216039548/" target="_new">Midwinter Night's Dream Art &amp; Music Showcase FREE SHOW</a></span>

<span style="font-size: 12px;"> I've got nothing but love for all of you - for your continued emails, tweets, facebook messages to and about me, for coming out to hang with me at shows, and for everything else. You guys are the best. I hope to see you at an upcoming gig. In the meantime, keep following your heart and I'll be doing the same.</span>

<span style="font-size: 12px;"> love ya,</span>
<span style="font-size: 12px;"> Brett Detar</span>

An update from the road & some live videos

Hello from Nashville, Tennessee where I am currently camped out!
It's your pal Brett Detar here with my latest little news update. I just want to shout out all of the new friends I've made in the past few weeks on tour. It's been rad meeting so many of you and playing for lots of you around the 'States. There are more shows being added regularly (included the ones listed below) and I'm working on taking this show outside of the US too so stay tuned. In the meantime, here's a few live videos I just uploaded that I'd love for you to check out and share.

<span style="font-size: 14px;"><strong>"THIS CITY DIES TONIGHT" - Live in Omaha Nebraska at The Waiting Room</strong></span>
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<span style="font-size: 14px; line-height: 17px; font-weight: bold;">"CAGED BIRD" - Live in Newport Kentucky at Southgate House</span>
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<span style="font-size: 14px;">PHOTOGRAPHIC TOUR DIARY
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I took a nice little stack of photos while out on the road and compiled them all into a photo album on facebook if you want to see some of the <a href="http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10150321328167703.334650.121951692702&amp;type=1" target="_blank">trouble I got into</a>...

And again I HAVE TO say thank you for being super helpful by continuing to spread my free record "Bird In The Tangle" around to your friends and loved ones! Thank you for continuing to post my videos on your blogs &amp; facebook walls and for telling your friends about my record and (of course) for coming out to the shows! <strong><a href="http://brettdetar.com/share" target="_blank">Please keep telling your friends to download the record from me for free</a></strong>.
Thanks a bazillion and I'm looking forward to seeing you at a show in the near future.

gracias!
Brett Detar

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Para mis amigos de habla española. Esta es una entrevista que le hice.

The kind folks at <strong><a href="http://ruta66mag.com/" target="_blank">Ruta66 Magazine</a></strong> in Spain did a little feature story on me.  This one's for all you Spanish speakers.

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who's coming to hang out with me on tour?

I'm very happy to say that a lot of good things are happening or about to happen in Brettworld and I'm excited to tell you about a few of them...

 

I'M GOING ON TOUR!

First and foremost, I am thrilled to announce that I'll be hitting the road solo acoustic style to play songs from my record Bird In the Tangle as well as maybe a cover or two and perhaps a new song here and there. This will be my first tour ever as a solo artist and also my first tour playing acoustic style so I am really looking forward to it. So far, the shows I have been playing this way have been really cool and a welcome new experience for me. Nick 13 is taking me out on this trek so I'll be opening for him and tickets are on sale now so PLEASE come out and say hello. And just so you know, if you don't see your city (or country for that matter) listed in these dates, I am working on adding more so please stay tuned.
 

CLICK HERE FOR ALL TOUR DATE INFO & TICKETS 

Sep 12, 2011 - Phoenix, AZ (US) @ The Rhythm Room

Sep 13, 2011 - Albuquerque, NM (US) @ Launchpad 

Sep 15, 2011 - Dallas, TX (US) @ Club Dada

Sep 16, 2011 - Houston, TX (US) @ The Continental Club Houston

Sep 17, 2011 - San Antonio, TX (US) @ Sam's Burger Joint

Sep 21, 2011 - Chapel Hill, NC (US) @ Local 506

Sep 22, 2011 - Baltimore, MD (US) @ Ottobar

Sep 24, 2011 - Brooklyn, NY (US) @ The Bell House

Sep 26, 2011 - Providence, RI (US) @ Firehouse 13

Sep 27, 2011 - Buffalo, NY (US) @ Mohawk Place

Sep 28, 2011 - Cleveland Heights, OH (US) @ Grog Shop

Sep 29, 2011 - Newport, KY (US) @ Southgate House

Oct 1, 2011 - Milwaukee, WI (US) @ Shank Hall

Oct 2, 2011 - Minneapolis, MN (US) @ First Avenue 7th Street Entry

Oct 4, 2011 - Kansas City, MO (US) @ Knuckleheads Saloon

Oct 5, 2011 - Omaha, NE (US) @ The Waiting Room Lounge

Oct 7, 2011 - Colorado Springs, CO (US) @ The Black Sheep

Oct 8, 2011 - Salt Lake City, UT (US) @ State Room

 

A LITTLE LIVE CLIP FROM THE LA SHOW AT THE ECHO

Because everyone seems to have a camera these days, here's a little video clip of me playing "This City Dies Tonight" at the Grand Ole Echo just a few days ago.  
 

I STARTED A TUMBLR BLOG

Sometimes I feel like sharing little glimpses of myself, my interests, my photos, etc that don't feel right for twitter or facebook, so I've started a little blog on tumblr. Feel free to follow it.   
 

Lastly, I'll probably have to close my web store temporarily when I go on tour because it will be too hard to do order fulfillment on the road. So if you want a limited edition vinyl or hand printed poster or anything then click here now before I leave for tour!  So, from the bottom of my heart, HUGE thanks for your support!
 

Cheers,Brett Detar 

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"Bird In The Tangle" Collector's Vinyl LP - photos & letter from me

Hey there friends.  Hope this finds you well.

Soooooo, the limited edition vinyl LP of my record "Bird in the Tangle" just came out and I wanted to tell you a bit about it because I'm really proud of it!  First off, big thanks to everyone who pre-ordered and already got your records.  I feel like nowadays more than ever, the world is filled with mass-produced junk that ends up in landfills faster than you can say "plastic."  It's because of this that handmade, limited edition pieces tend to stand out and that's why I'm a vinyl collector.  The "collector's vinyl" route is the road I chose to take with my own record for the very same reasons.  I was super attentive to detail and chose quality over quantity (only 500 of these special edition records will ever be pressed and less than 400 were made available for sale).  Along with the help of a small group of super talented people, I personally labored for months (literally) to make this record unique, beautiful, and of the highest quality.  From the embossed gold foil on the front and back of the jacket to the hand-drawn antique map that tells the story of the album in hundreds of tiny details, to the hand-assembled and hand-printed slipcover, to the hand-drawn portrait - I took my time to make sure this record wasn’t run-of-the-mill in any way.  I am especially proud of and pleased with how it turned out and I can say that I’ve never been a part of any packaging that rivals it.  Huge thanks to everyone who was involved with it: Sasha Lee, Amir at Something In the Universe, Ben Tegel, Austin Kihn at Mind Over Matter Records, Pirate’s Press, Jesse Korman, etc - your hard work and attention to detail really paid off!    I did my best in the photos below to show you how beautiful it turned out but she'll feel better in your hands and sound better on your turntable than these photos could possibly show...  I promise.  

Cheers,

Brett Detar 

 

 

Go grab a Collector's Edition Vinyl LP now before they are gone!