Americana, Country, & Roots
A humble man from the Northwoods of Wisconsin with a voice that fills the room and a smile that warms the heart. His midwestern kindness shines through in his sincere performances. If you’re scouring the pines, you may find Billy helping his family and friends build shelter, or hanging out in the swamp-side cabin he built while contemplating the nature of our existence. Most days, you’ll find him walking his dog before hitting the road to tell a few heartfelt stories.
Billy Bronsted’s music is here to stay, keeping the Northwoods alive with the tradition of honest songwriting and seasoned guitar pickin’. With two studio albums, a couple of cross-country tours, and a host of festival shows under his belt, Billy’s journey with music is headed toward a smoky, northern horizon and straight into your heart.
Billy released his second studio record, Rhythm, Racket, & Romance in May 2022. The album grew out of years of payin’ dues and playing little shows around the U.S. It is a work of real midwestern collaboration interspersed with some very personal moments. Billy says that the album “represents those first few years of diving into living my life as a performing artist."
Billy Bronsted & The Loot
A progressive Americana trio from Central Wisconsin, combining John Kneipp's raw and aggressive percussion, the crack bass chops of Darian Woller, and Billy's fervent songwriting.
Billy and John were both born and raised in Tomahawk, Wisconsin, where their love for music was definitely thought of as “unique.” Growing up in Tomahawk instilled strong values of hard work and the importance of family, grounding them and shaping the way they walk through their lives. Their sound reflects this peaceful upbringing, with a characteristic storytelling and writing style that is second nature to them. Billy's heartfelt lyricism and diverse acoustic playing styles pulls the listener back through time. The Loot's vibe evokes the milieu of the backwoods, where campfire strumming sets the tone for well-crafted narratives.
In recent years, Billy and/or the trio have graced the stages at festivals including:
Mile of Music (2021 & 2022)
Moon Dance Music Festival (2019, 2021, 2022)
Jackpine Jamboree (2022 & 2023)
Ice Dance Music Festival (2023)
Sconni River Bluegrass Festival (2023)
Highbridge Hills Jamboree (2023)
Blue Ox Music Festival (2023)