Brian Bethke Bio


Folk rock singer/songwriter, Brian Bethke brings a big sound with his lyrically strong and Americana fueled rock album, Ghost Songs. Brian has packed his latest album with the experience and stories of a songwriter who has toured the US, but has always found his way back to his home at the end of a rural Wisconsin road.

Brian has been playing guitar and writing songs since he was 13 years old and has released 7 albums of home recorded demos, toured the United States, shared the stage with Jesse Lang, Jordis Unga, The Gin Blossoms, Michael Gliabicki of Rusted Root, The Bodeans and many more. Brian has appeared on Wisconsin Public Radio (WPR) programs such as Spectrum West and Big River Radio Waves. He’s also earned recognition for writing and licensing his song “The Silence” for the movie Rites of Ransom Pride, as well as scored the indie movie Grand Theft Matrimony.

“Real top-notch. The unmistakable sound of cool intelligence rings through with each haunting note,” said John Lennon’s former publicist Bruce Replogle of Brian’s collaboration with Peter Phippen.

Ghost Songs, Brian’s first official studio album, recorded at Pine Hollow Studio is set for world-wide release August 10, 2015.