Brett Newski moved to Vietnam after becoming jobless, band-less, and girl-less in 2011. There, he wrote nearly 100 power-folk songs in the steaming city of Saigon for his latest release American Folk Armageddon. Newski now tours 200+ dates per year and has been featured in The Boston Globe, NoDepression, Rolling Stone S Africa, Guitar World, and Blurt Magazine. His style has been compared to Violent Femmes, Frank Turner, Jake Bugg, and Billy Bragg.
“Newski rocks in the grand tradition of Billy Bragg (and, more recently, Frank Turner), blending the sound of driving folk into songs that have the spirit (and occasionally the sound) of punk. -AV Club
“Newski’s solid Midwestern roots anchor songs with super catchy melodies and melancholy lyrics with subtle wit.” -Guitar World
“Loudest acoustic act ever.” -Eon Hare, Daytrotter Engineer
“Can’t wait for the full record. Having toured the world, Brett has a unique story to tell, and his music reflects those experiences.” –Kevin Leahy, NPR