Gary Brewer & The Kentucky Ramblers are a family band with roots dating back six generations, having traveled the road performing in all 50 states, Canada and Europe extensively since forming in 1980. Today, GBKR takes the stage performing a fusion of American-Roots style music all their own called “Brewgrass.”
Despite being over four decades into his career, Gary Brewer is currently experiencing a new peak following the release of his 2020 album, 40th Anniversary Celebration. In addition to receiving critical acclaim from top publications including American Songwriter, Thrive Global, Medium, Authority Magazine, Country Rebel, The Boot, and countless others, it was also a huge hit on the Billboard charts. In total, it spent an astonishing 16 weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard Bluegrass Albums Chart, additionally being the No. 3 best-selling project overall in 2021 (only behind two Sturgill Simpson projects). The album was also listed between mainstream artists Ariana Grande and Rob Zombie on the all-genre ‘Top Current Albums Sales’ year-end chart. It was supported by an innovative tour that saw the group strategically navigating through the pandemic era.
The band is carrying the momentum into 2022 with a new single, "Pass Along The Good”; co-written with multi-GRAMMY award-winning Americana Music Icon, Jim Lauderdale. The track was written and recorded at the Brewgrass Entertainment Studio. Released to widespread attention, “Pass Along The Good” was No. 1 on the Global Radio Indicator Americana/Grassicana chart as the top downloaded/played track of the entire month of January 2022 and is currently in heavy rotation on Sirius XM's Outlaw Country (ch 60). “Pass Along the Good” adds to the proliferating career of GBKR, who was up for “Best New Artist” on the initial round ballot in the 64th GRAMMY awards and recently featured in Billboard magazine’s 2022 GRAMMY contenders issue. Saving Country Music credited GBKR along with Billy Strings, Sturgill Simpson, Molly Tuttle, Sierra Hull, and Bela Fleck as the groups who have brought bluegrass back into the mainstream!
GARY BREWER GUITAR CONCEPT ALBUM
SET TO RELEASE
JUNE 30, 2023
This solo acoustic guitar concept album was professionally filmed in 4K cinematic multi-angle video of the actual studio recordings. Each song is shot/recorded with a different vintage acoustic guitar from Gary’s private rare collection. The instruments featured range from a 1899 Martin 0 Herringbone to Gary’s “main axe” (used over the last 4 decades) a 1941 Martin D28 Herringbone and 7 other significant guitars; All chosen specifically for this particular project entitled “Gary Brewer’s House of Axes”. This is a “getting back to his roots” type feel likened Leo Kottke’s 1969 album “6- and 12-String Guitar”. A very stripped down/pure raw microscopic view of the essence and soul of these vintage instruments; without the blurring accents of other instrumental accompaniments. In our best efforts to capture authentic energy, this album was cut with no overdubs. Each song was captured in the first take. There are 9 songs with the last song being a tribute to Gary’s late Father Finley J. Brewer Jr. “Fin” whom we lost in late 2020.