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Living on four continents in five years,


Brett Newski has existed on the fringe of society & avoided the “American Dream” at all costs. At age 25, he took matters into his own hands by quitting all of his part-time jobs and becoming a full-time nomad, posting up in the nooks & crannies of earth and sub-letting rooms in Vietnam, South Africa, Germany and Wisconsin to write songs & recharge between tours. His sophomore LP Land, Air, Sea, Garage was recorded at a surf camp in the Sri Lankan jungle and at home in Wisconsin. Newski received praise from Rolling Stone, Paste, & The Boston Globe during a 150-date touring year & surpassing his 1000th show. He has been compared to Violent Femmes, Jonathan Richman, They Might be Giants, early Weezer, & Frank Turner.


"I like the sound and the way he is forcing the world to contend with him." -Brian Ritchie, Violent Femmes


"Newski offers a tough brand of DIY folk music that has evoked comparisons to Billy Bragg." -Boston Globe


"Loudest acoustic act ever." 
-Eon Hare, Daytrotter Engineer






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I love getting away from the club circuit and playing shows in unique places: living rooms, backyards, rooftops, yachts, graveyards, rocketships, etc. I've played over 1200 shows and the living room shows are almost always the most memorable and intimate. People are welcome to request songs and ask questions between songs. Its super fun and makes for a far more interesting experience than just another show at a club. 

If you'd like to host a concert in your living room, backyard, boat, or public toilet, and can bring at least 25 buddies, email hello (at)