For 37 years now, Gary has toured, with performances in nearly all 50 States and 18 foreign countries, Yeilding 48 recordings, including such notable guest as, Bill Monroe, J.D. Crowe, Doyle Lawson. Larry Sparks, Uncle Josh Graves, Art Stamper, Dave Evans and many more…
Gary has appeared in nearly every major bluegrass publication, festival or event with encore performances at The Grand Ole’ Opry and The Lincoln Center including various Television Shows and Specials over the years.
Gary has stamped his style of music as “Brewgrass” and has carried it to audiences all over the World.
Gary is indeed proud to have his Sons and Father apart of the Show!
What to Expect
An audience member or client should expect to have nonstop entertainment and hear some good ole Bluegrass music. We perform Bluegrass, Country, Gospel, and Old Time music. No one will ever sit in the audience bored because of such upbeat songs and amazing talent in front of them!
Gary Brewer and the Kentucky Ramblers, a family that goes back 6 generations into their musical roots tours today with 3 generations. The band was formed in 1980, and is based out of West Point, Kentucky. Their roots are out of Roan Mountain, TN. The members of the band include leader Gary Brewer, his father (Finley J. Brewer), and Gary’s 2 sons (Gary “Wayne” Brewer Jr. and Mason Brewer). Each play their own instruments, and sometimes each other’s. Gary Brewer is on Lead Guitar and Old-time Banjo with vocals, Finley J. is on Rhythm Guitar with vocals, Wayne Brewer is on Bass and Fiddle with vocals, and Mason Brewer is on Mandolin and Bass with vocals. They are also accompanied by a banjo player. Gary and the boys have a unique sound that blends tight family harmony, Bluegrass originals, Bluegrass-Gospel, and Old-time Mountain music. Gary has stamped their style of music as “Brewgrass”.
Gary Brewer was born into Bluegrass. The legendary Finley J. “Pap” Brewer (Gary’s Grandfather) performed frequently on radio (in Knoxville) and, as a youngster, appeared on several shows with the original Carter Family, playing the music that formed the foundation of Traditional Bluegrass Music in later years. Gary was only 14 years old when he formed Gary Brewer and the Kentucky Ramblers. All his life, he played music with his dad as a pass time. He always wanted to make his living doing what he loved, so that is exactly what he set out to do. Now, 37 years later, he yields 48 recordings including such notable guests as Bill Monroe, J.D. Crowe, Uncle Josh Graves, Doyle Lawson, Larry Sparks, Dave Evans, and many more. Gary and the Boys have toured through all 50 states, 18 foreign countries in Europe, and have had encore performances at the Grand Ole Opry and The Lincoln Center. Brewer has appeared in nearly every major Bluegrass Publication, festival, or event; including television shows and specials over the years.
“Brewer’s sound will surely appeal to Bluegrass purists. He obviously has a great respect and love for the musicians that came before him”
-John Goad (Bluegrass Today)
Included in his 48 recordings, Gary did an All Star tribute to the King of Bluegrass, Jimmy Martin, before he passed. He called it “Jimmy Martin Songs for Dinner”. It featured 12 Bluegrass and Country tracks.
“Gary is a great guitar picker and has a great voice. Him and his dad have the best show on the circuit!”
-Jimmy Martin (The King of Bluegrass)
Out of all of Gary’s accomplishments throughout his career, he esteems being the last person to have commercially recorded with the late and great Bill Monroe one of his highest. Gary had Bill Monroe on his “Guitar” CD along with Uncle Josh Graves. He took pride in knowing he was the only one to ever get Bill Monroe and Uncle Josh Graves into the studio together. Because of Gary’s “Guitar” album, he was then nominated for Guitar Player of the Year at the IBMAs.
“This boy right here is 100% Bluegrass! He comes from good stock.”
-Bill Monroe (The Father of Bluegrass)
Today, Gary Brewer and the Kentucky Ramblers enjoy touring spreading their musical style that appeals to various audiences. They are out promoting their most recent release, “Homestretch”, with their next recording coming soon! They are heading into the studio to record “Vintage Country Revival”. Gary and his boys are keeping Bluegrass music alive in the Bluegrass state by hosting a Friday Night show in Shepherdsville, KY (just minutes away from his home), and featuring professional guest bands each week. Gary is a proud Bluegrass and Old-time Country veteran, and because of his hard work, his sons are carrying on the Family Tradition.
“It is such a blessing to have my Dad and Boys out here carrying on the Brewer Legacy and Tradition in Music. To step on stage show after show with Three Generations of Brewers is just AWESOME!”
-Gary Brewer (The Voice of Tradition)
Additional Booking Notes
After each performance, we have our record table set up with CDs, T-shirts, Posters, Photos, and Cassette Tapes for sale. We are also available for a meet and greet at the record table.
Each performance consists of a variety of our music. We like to include Bluegrass Classics and Originals, Gospel Favorites, Country, and our famous Old-time Mountain Music. We feature music from older CDs and our newest release.
|Finley J. Brewer||Harmony Vocals & Guitar|
|Wayne Brewer||Bass, Fiddle, & Harmony Vocals|
|Gary Brewer||Lead Vocals, Guitar, Banjo, Harmony Vocals|
|Mason Brewer||Mandolin, Bass, & Harmony Vocals|
Influences & Inspiration
Buck Owens, Johnny Cash, Mel Street, Johnny and Jack, George Jones, Carter Family, Hank Williams Sr, Stanley Brothers, Jimmy Martin, Larry Sparks, Flatt and Scruggs
3 or 4 microphones