About Brian Tomaszewski

Brian is a solo artist that combines acoustic guitar, banjo, steel guitar, hand drumming, sound effects and vocals using live phrase sampling or “looping” to create the sound of a full band. Brian takes solo performance to new levels with his original, creative combinations of sounds, ideas, and technology. Brian's influences include the Grateful Dead, Keller Williams, Johnny Cash, CCR, Gordon Lightfoot, Muddy Waters, Earl Scruggs, Hank Williams, Billy Strings and he writes his own songs too!

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Where to see Brian play next (scroll down list to see more).

Past places Brian has played include:
Schooner's Riverside Pub, Woodkettle Brewing, O'Brien's West End Inn, Abandon Brewing, Faircarft Brauhaus, The Cottage Hotel of Mendon, Buntsy's Neighborhood Bar and Grill, Hunt Country Vineyards, Rootstock Cider & Spirits, The Angry Goat Pub, Mendon Fireman's Carnival and more.


Brian’s musical talents fit with Wood Kettle’s goal of providing our guests with enjoyable musical entertainment. His command of diverse music styles from classic rock crowd favorites to blazing banjo bluegrass tunes, on his 5-string banjo, always leaves our customers entertained. His shows draw well, he helps promote his shows on social media, and he genuinely understands how musical acts help to advance the venue. We appreciate his professionalism – he responds promptly to booking inquiries and collegially works with our staff during his shows to ensure our customers have the best possible experience when visiting with us. We book Brian often and are always pleased with his performance and interaction with our staff and customers.

Mark and Sherry Miles - Wood Kettle Brewing

Performance references available upon request.


Demos of Brian's work.

Video and Audio from live shows and more.

60 second quick demo (YouTube).

Brian Tomaszewski radio appearance on WRUR Open Tunings with Scott Regan.

Just Can't Be Satisfied (Muddy Waters cover).

Sunset (Brian Tomaszewski original).

Full Live Show Audio Bootleg: Rootstock Cidery (9 September 2022)

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Promotional Materials

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Learn about other music and interesting activities Brian is involved with.

The North Star String Band. Brian plays banjo with this Rochester NY-based bluegrass group.

Sunday Night at the South Shore (SNSS) House Concerts. Brian hosts house concerts at his Lake Ontario home. Contact Brian about attending a SNSS show.

Brian's Etsy shop where he sells digtial photographs from his travels around the world.

Brian's GIScience YouTube Channel where he has lessons on Geographic Information Systems (GIS).

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