The Kentucky Ramblers
VOCALS, UPRIGHT BASS, AND FIDDLE
Gary “Wayne” Brewer Jr. (goes by Wayne Brewer) is part of the 6th generation of Brewers. Wayne was born on February 8, 1995, making him 26 years old today; and he has been enjoying music all his life. His dad, Gary Brewer (leader and founder of Bluegrass group Gary Brewer and the Kentucky Ramblers), brought Wayne into the studio with him to record on one of his CDs ("Memories of Home") singing lead and playing guitar on “Y’all Come” (alongside Gary Brewer and Finley J. Brewer [Wayne’s Grandpa]). Starting his career at the young age of 18 months old, Wayne was awarded the honor of “The Youngest Recording Artist” in the Guinness Book of World Records. To most people, one World Record is a major accomplishment, but Wayne Brewer was awarded TWO in his childhood. In addition to being “The Youngest Recording Artist”, Wayne was given the award as “The Youngest Artist to perform on The Grand Ole Opry Stage”.
Since Wayne received his 2 World Records, he has been in love with music. He now plays upright bass with Gary Brewer and the Kentucky Ramblers and has since he was 14 years old. In 2014, he decided to teach himself how to play the fiddle. He got the desire to do so from hearing his Great Grandpa’s albums. Wayne wanted to carry on the Old-time Mountain Music Tradition his Great Grandpa played. After practicing and learning the music on the fiddle, Wayne started playing fiddle tunes on stage and featuring his fiddle in Gary Brewer’s songs. A couple of years later, he decided to record his debut Fiddle album, "The Kentucky Fiddler".
Not only does Wayne participate in the music business, but he is also a 2nd-degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do, a partner in Gary Brewer's home inspection business, and a farmer at the Brewer Family Farm. Wayne married the love of his life, Alyssa, in 2015. They now sing and run the business together. He walks in his father's footsteps, and always will.
VOCALS, MANDOLIN, AND UPRIGHT BASS
Mason Brewer is part of the 6th generation of Brewers. He was born on September 26, 2000, making him 21 today. Mason started his music career when he was just 2 years old. There are dozens of little songs he wrote, and videos of him playing a mini guitar. He eventually started learning how to play mandolin and joined the band as Gary Brewer's mandolin player. Mason was also taught how to play the upright bass, for times when Wayne Brewer will be on the fiddle during live performances. Recently, Mason was featured on GBKR's "Vintage Country Revival" album playing the Kajon.
Mason has other hobbies and interests outside of Bluegrass music. He is a first-degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do, he loves to play the drums and piano, and has the ability to draw, paint, and make sculptures out of nothing. Mason is the band barber and fashion consultant. He dresses in the best of the best in fashion and takes charge of dressing the other band members. Because of his love of fashion and style, he took interest in becoming a model. Now, he has been scouted by Cosmo Modeling in Louisville, Kentucky.
Cody Pearman was born on October 18th, 1991 which makes him 30 years old today. He started playing guitar when he was 12 years old and thanks to his grandfather, Shelby Hunt, fell in love with bluegrass and traditional music. He received his first banjo for his 13th birthday and spent his high school years juggling school, work, and traveling for shows. After graduating high school he attended Morehead State University where he joined the Kentucky Center for Traditional Music and in 2014. Cody went on to become part of the first class to receive a Bachelor of Arts in Traditional Music from Morehead State under the tutelage of such names as Raymond McLain, Clay Hess, and Jesse Wells.
After college, Cody began working in telecommunication sales in Cincinnati Ohio, but he was always playing music any chance he could get. He moved back to Elizabethtown, Kentucky in 2017 (to be closer to his family and friends) and finally took the opportunity to pursue music full time when he became a part of the Kentucky Ramblers in June of 2019. Outside of touring, Cody spends his free time running his home recording studio, playing video games with friends, and fishing.