57 episodes

Brett Newski (insta: @brettnewski) chats with musicians about their strangest travel stories, mental health boosts, and how to navigate the hurdles of being a person in modern times.

Dirt from the Road with Brett Newski BRETT NEWSKI

    • Music Interviews
    • 5.0 • 32 Ratings

Brett Newski (insta: @brettnewski) chats with musicians about their strangest travel stories, mental health boosts, and how to navigate the hurdles of being a person in modern times.

    HORSESHOES & HAND GRENADES | creepiest road moments, convos with meth heads, using energy wisely

    HORSESHOES & HAND GRENADES | creepiest road moments, convos with meth heads, using energy wisely

    Horseshoes and Hand Grenades lead man Adam Greuel and Brett Newski chat creepiest road moments, conversations with meth heads, using energy wisely, isolating in Alaska, and why the lows are only temporary.

    More on Adam: https://www.hhgmusic.com/
    More on Newski: https://brettnewski.com/
    Support the podcast: https://www.patreon.com/BrettNewski1

    • 1 hr 4 min
    BRENDAN BOND (Black Pumas, MLV) | playing bass at the Grammys, growing up emo, small victories

    BRENDAN BOND (Black Pumas, MLV) | playing bass at the Grammys, growing up emo, small victories

    Brendan Bond just got back from the Grammys where he played bass for Black Pumas. Bond and Newski discuss the curse of over-analyzing, best school pranks, Tijuana tour stories, utilizing hard times and appreciating small victories. 

    More on Bond: https://www.instagram.com/bbbondd/
    Join the Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/BrettNewski1
    More on Newski: https://brettnewski.com/
    IG: https://www.instagram.com/brettnewski/?hl=en

    • 1 hr 4 min
    JULIANA HATFIELD guests | year of the introvert, living solo, looking at death optimistically

    JULIANA HATFIELD guests | year of the introvert, living solo, looking at death optimistically

    Juliana Hatfield (ex-The Lemonheads) and Brett Newski discuss splendid isolation, reincarnation, why death won't be bad at all, and being an introvert in an extroverted world.

    More on Juliana: https://www.julianahatfield.com/
    More on Newski: https://brettnewski.com/

    Support the podcast: https://www.patreon.com/brettnewski1

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    • 52 min
    GUSTER guests | finding lifelong pals, good energy, starting a pod, making a TV show

    GUSTER guests | finding lifelong pals, good energy, starting a pod, making a TV show

    GUSTER frontman Ryan Miller and Brett Newski discuss making friends that'll stick with you for life, creating a TV show, starting a podcast, energy boosts, is Target good or evil, and getting black-balled from Myspace.

    More on GUSTER: https://www.guster.com/
    Support the pod: https://www.patreon.com/BrettNewski1

    More on Newski: https://brettnewski.com/

    • 58 min
    AARON LEE TASJAN guests | stomaching criticism, Tom Petty stories, the power of saying no

    AARON LEE TASJAN guests | stomaching criticism, Tom Petty stories, the power of saying no

    Aaron Lee Tasjan (New West Records) and Brett Newski chat about stomaching criticism, weird road stories, Tom Petty, the end of smashing hotel rooms, the power of saying no, and why Americans are obsessed with he royal family.

    More on Aaron: https://www.aaronleetasjan.com/

    Support the pod: https://www.patreon.com/BrettNewski1

    More on Newski: https://brettnewski.com/

    • 55 min
    FRUIT BATS guest | finding fellow weirdos, CD revival, MTV rejection, SNL acceptance

    FRUIT BATS guest | finding fellow weirdos, CD revival, MTV rejection, SNL acceptance

    Eric D Johnson (Fruit Bats, The Shins) and Brett Newski discuss finding fellow weirdos, school bus life, failing drivers test, being too ugly for MTV, CD revival parties, and finding max joy in life as a human.

    Newski talks about the time he got fired for skipping work to see a Delta Spirit show.

    More on Fruit Bats (sub pop records): http://www.fruitbatsmusic.com/

    Support the podcast: https://www.patreon.com/BrettNewski1

    More on Newski: https://brettnewski.com/

    • 59 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
32 Ratings

32 Ratings

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Life and Music with Humor thrown in (not everything has to be a funeral)

Brett does an excellent job of recounting his many adventures of touring all over the world in the last eight years while bringing on guests, many that have decades of more experience in the music world, to tell unique stories that I have not heard in other interviews. Brett uses the “branches on a tree” style of interviewing where it is more like a conversation and podcast flows organically from topic to topic between off the cuff riffing and the standard “Where did you get started?” hits. A definite Wisconsin bent runs through the episodes with many musicians known in that region, not famous outside it, which leads to exposure to artists that could become your next favorite.

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Jonny P rules

New subscriber - few episodes in, & digging it. Love the host’s formula & good energy. Keep up the great work

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Crunchy Tales From the Road

The perfect podcast for the DIY music scene, and for fun stories from the road in general. Great guests and a great host talking about great music (and the occasional disastrous gig)

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