Brett Newski and Carter Hulsey Announce ‘The Folk Catastrophe Tour’
Folk singer-songwriters Brett Newski and Carter Husley are launching their 'Folk Catastrophe Tour' in late October -- Newski will play in continued support of his second, bluesy solo album, 'American Folk Armageddon,' and Husley will perform songs from his latest, 'Drive Out.'
Newski grew up into a power-folk musician in a bit unusual of a way; after losing his job and girlfriend, he bought a one-way ticket to Bangkok and spent two hears in Thailand, Vietnam, Hong Kong and the Philippines. Believe it or not, he made music for Vietnamese tampon ads. During that period, he wrote nearly 100 songs (some of which you can hear on ‘American Folk Armageddon’).
Hulsey, who hails from Joplin, Mo., was raised by his mother and father, and grew up with a constant influence from music greats like Willie Nelson and Elton John. That foundation has grown into a full blown love for alternative country; he’s released three albums in a matter of just five years.
The tour kicks off as part of New York City's annual CMJ Music Festival next week (Oct. 22) and wraps up ahead of Thanksgiving in Philadelphia. Check out the full tour itinerary below:
'The Folk Catastrophe Tour' 2014 Fall Tour Dates
Oct. 22: New York -- CMJ-Map Room
Oct. 24: New York -- CMJ-Rockwood Music Hall (solo)
Oct. 24: New York -- CMJ-Rock Shop w/ the Figgs
Oct. 30: Pittsburg -- Tj Lelands
Oct. 31: Joplin, MO -- Jb’s Downtown Joplin
Nov. 01: St. Louis -- The Demo
Nov. 02: Chicago -- Elbo Room
Nov. 03: Ames, IA -- DG’s Taphouse
Nov. 04: Cedar Rapids -- Von Presley Studios
Nov. 05: Wausau, WI -- Pollack INN
Nov. 06: Madison, WI -- Crescendo Espresso Bar
Nov. 07: Milwaukee -- Hotel Foster
Nov. 08: Appleton, WI -- Lawrence University
Nov. 09: Kalamazoo -- Old Dog Tavern
Nov. 11: Flint -- Cafe Rhema
Nov. 12: St. Catharines, ON -- Mahtay Café
Nov. 13: Toronto -- Cameron House
Nov. 14: Buffalo -- Pierce Arrow Film-Arts Center
Nov. 15: Hamden -- The Space
Nov. 16: Boston -- Midway Cafe
Nov. 19: New York -- Rockwood
Nov. 20: Newark -- House Show
Nov. 21: Philadelphia -- Ruba Club Studios
Watch Brett Newski's Official Music Video for 'Dirt'
Watch Carter Hulsey's Official Music Video for 'NPR'