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Origin: Tomahawk, Wisconsin

Genre: Country & Roots

Years Active: 2017 - Present

Label: Indie

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About Billy Bronsted:

Northwoods Country & Roots musician Billy Bronsted plans to release 3 albums in 2022. The first of the bunch, his second studio record, Rhythm, Racket, & Romance is slated for release on May 2nd, 2022.  Billy’s album grew out of years of payin’ dues and playing little shows around the US. It is a work of real midwestern collaboration interspersed with some very personal moments.  “It represents those first few years of diving into my living life as a performing artist”. To support the album release Billy plans to hit some homegrown Wisconsin festivals and Venues on the weekends while he helps hammer on his family home during the weeks.


About Billy Bronsted and the Loot:


Billy Bronsted and the Loot are a five-piece Cosmic Country/Rock band from central Wisconsin. Billy and his percussionist John Kneipp were both born and raised in Tomahawk, WI, 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; there is a characteristic storytelling and writing style that is second nature to them. The duo's raw and aggressive percussion mixed with Bronsted's diverse acoustic playing styles pulls the listener back through time. Their albums evoke the milieu of the backwoods, where campfire strumming sets the tone for well-crafted narratives. 


In recent years, John and Billy have been hard at work creating their next evolution as performing artists, Billy Bronsted & the Loot. The full 5-piece outfit started creating together in the summer of 2020, adding Harold Melo, Jordan Miles, and Darian Woller. Billy brought the band to the studio to help finish the latest record “Rhythm, Racket, & Romance” which is set for release in October of 2021. The album was conceived through years of gigging all around Wisconsin, while taking time to jam and write with other artists. It is a work of real midwestern collaboration interspersed with some very personal moments.



Billy Bronsted, John Kneipp|

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