Just Enough is Michigan fingerstylist Jason Dennie's solo acoustic CD for 2000, which features some excellent fretboard moments, as well as special guests, such as Sam Bush on mandolin, Dave Pomeroy on fretless bass and Tom Roady on percussion. 250 radio stations can't be wrong - that's how many have found Dennie's music compelling enough for airplay. Each cut on Just Enough is a magical vision of time, place and space, impeccably recorded, and featuring brilliant musicianship. Standouts like "Runaway Horse", "Highland Dreams" and "An Irish Wake (Part 1)" are impressive, vibrant compositions that draw the listener in for more, still more of Dennie's infectious style. Run, don't walk for your copy of this great work of art. Jason Dennie was originally profiled in the February-March, 2002 edition of The Undiscovered.
Jason grew up in a family that was heavily connected to the world of bluegrass music. His grandfather often sang with the father of bluegrass, the late Bill Monroe. Despite such exposure at an early age, Jason didn't pick up an instrument until after graduating high school in 1989. Within two years, this self-taught instrumentalist was performing original material as a solo acoustic guitarist. Jason's remarkable style incorporates the elements of folk, blues, bluegrass and celtic music with very contemporary, syncopated, heavily percussive techniques. Jason has since shared the stage with everyone from singer/songwriters Arlo Guthrie, David Wilcox, and Keb' Mo', to Jazz artists Spryo Gyra and Medeski, Martin, & Wood... Bluegrass greats Sam Bush and Tim O'Brien, and other fingerstyle guitarists Pierre Bensusan, Chris Proctor, and Adrian Legg.
In 2000 Jason won the Gamble Rogers Fingerstyle Guitar Championship in St. Augustine, FL, and in 1999 won his third consecutive Cammy Award for Best Folk Instrumentalist.
Wooden Pops Music
505 N. 4th Ave.
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
Web site: www.jasondennie.com