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Guitarist and singer for The Brewins jamband

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5 Years of Jams

October marks the 5th anniversary of The Brewins.  Summer shows featured new original songs and covers.  Outdoor shows included an appearance in “The Forest” and at “T-Stock” the following night, both big birthday summer bashes.  Thanks for having us along Big T and Bob – all the best!

Brewins return to Funky Bow for Rob’s Funky 50th Sept 8th 5-9pm in Lyman.  The Brewins welcome their musical family to party and jam to celebrate 50 circles around the sun.

Booking info:  thebrewinsband@gmail.com or find us “The Brewins” on facebook.  Booking Fall and Winter shows now.

Got To Get It Together – November 2016

The Brewins  – Burning On!


Catch the Brewins every month (second Friday) at Funky Bow Brewery in Lyman 5-9pm.  Big thanks for all the support from our Funky Friends.

We also continue our residency at Old Mill Tavern, Rte 35 in Harrison… just up from Naples Center. Next shows there are 11/18 and 12/9/16.  Great spot to rock out while the cold rain and snow falls.  Follow us on facebook for all the latest show announcements.

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Brewins were pleased to be asked to play the Last Man Standing Ultra Marathon at Pineland Farms this summer and plans are underway for more Jerry Plays (Jerry Garcia band tribute) shows in the near future. Band members have also been playing solo shows (RC 11/25 at BeB3’s) and sitting in with other bands… the music never stopped.  Lots of guest sit-ins lately including John Fontana, Sherwood Olin, Chris Searles, Marijane Brink and Scot Castle – thank you all for your friendship and talent.


“There’s an election season coming and they’re going in for the kill”… Cover Your Tracks, The Brewins

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Hot Fun In The Sun – May 28 Old Orchard Beach – Jerry Plays

The Brewins are excited to announce that we are performing again as “Jerry Plays The Brewins” on May 28th at the ballpark in Old Orchard Beach.  Jerry Plays will recreate songs from the Jerry Garcia Band performance from 9/13/1989 that many of us attended at the ballpark. Garcia performed a  great, groovy show that featured and interesting mix of cover songs and Garcia originals. The 1st Annual Benefit Concert at the Ballpark is a must see event supporting some very good causes.  Adam Ezra will headline this event after our Garcia tribute set.  Joining us will be our friends Tim and Charlotte Emery who recently sat in with The Brewins on 4/23 at Run Of The Mill in Saco and really killed it. Please join us to support, dance and have some hot fun in the sun! Tickets available at Jimmy The Greeks in OOB or through eventbrite.com, https://www.eventbrite.com/e/oob-ballpark-benefit-concert-tickets-23606690246?aff=es2


The Brewins continue their residency at Funky Bow Brewery all summer.  You can catch us on our home turf brewing up jams every month – Friday 5/13, 6/10, 7/8, 8/12.  Growler night starts at 4pm at the brewery and band goes on around 5pm and plays until 9pm.  Funky Bow really creates a fun night out with brewery tours, wood fired pizza, some incredible craft beer and we supply the musical vibes all night.  Come on out – Ledgewood Ln, off Rte 35 in Lyman ME.


More big shows coming… stay tuned.  Reach us at thebrewinsband@gmail.com and give us a like on facebook. Peace on you!

Burning Up 2016

The Brewins continue to play live shows all winter with regular appearances at The Old Mill Tavern and their monthly residency at Funky Bow Brewery (second Friday of every month).  After headlining Funky Fest Brewers Festival and Portland’s Harvest on The Harbor (at Portland Company), the band worked on more original songs as they get ready to record their second CD.  Original instrumentals like “Hot Box”, “Shaggy” and “JB Jam” are working their way into set lists as well as “Get It Together”, “Lions Heart”, “Dream” and “Fire”.

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Join The Brewins for a special Jerry Garcia Band tribute March 4th at Jimmy The Greek in Old Orchard Beach (8-11pm). This will be a fun night of Garcia tunes featuring the very talented Billy Billy opening for a “Jerry Plays The Brewins” electric set.  Hope to see the full Vibe Tribe there dancing the night away!

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Booking info:  thebrewinsband@gmail.com or via facebook

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Brewins Invade The Bow

Great run of shows that have featured breakouts like CC RYder, We Got To Get Out Of This Place, Dead Flowers, Shape I’m In with Brewins originals Up To The Task, Midnight Valentine, Get It Together, Memphis and more.


Big thanks to all the support from Funky Bow Brewery from all the Brewins.

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We are a triple threat in September at Funky Bow Brewery in Lyman (just off Rte 35). The Brewins will be playing September 11th and 12th to end our “Seeing Double” summer shows and getting primed for FUNKY FEST!
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Funky Fest – Sept 19th Noon>
Ticket and info here:

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Peace and Love

Brewins CD – listen, download, dance

All Original Brewins songs available now on iTunes, Amazon and CD Baby

Email us at thebrewinsband@gmail.com for booking info and free mp3s from the Brewins Den.


Seeing Double Summer Tour 6/11/15

Don’t miss your chance to see double Brewins this summer!  Two shows at each of these venues and more show dates coming soon!

As the Grateful Dead prepares to “fare thee well”, The Brewins carry the jamband torch into a scorching hot summer schedule.  See you out there for these special shows.  For booking info for your venue, party or freak fest, contact us at thebrewinsband@gmail.com.

Grab our CD at Bull Moose and come on out to the shows – we love having you along for the ride!

Seeing Double Summer Shows:

Funky Bow Brewery (5-9 shows) –  Grrrrrrowler Night Friday July 10th and August 14th

Old Mill Tavern (9-midnight) – Lakes Region hotspot (Rte 35, Harrison) Friday July 17th and August 21st

New show, New Venue – Brewins play The Deckhouse Sports Bar and Grill, Windham 9-midnight June 20th!


Night of The Living Funk 5/13/15

Set List Time!


Funky Bow 5/8/15:  Show featured Jimmy Doo on first four songs of the second set and acoustic music from Bill Howard. Spring sun at Funky Bow provided the energy for “Karma Night” and a diverse set.  Brewins play Funky Bow, Rte 35 in Lyman each month (second Friday) for growler night and thanks for all of the support!

Set 1:

Wang Dang Doodle, Messin’ With The Kid, Harder They Come, Glendale Train, Sitting In Limbo, Come Together Jam, Perfect Order*, Morning Blues*, Gimme Some Lovin


Set 2:

West L.A. Fade Away, They Love Each Other, Lay Down Sally, Get It Together*, Big Boy Pete, The Porch Song, Dancin’ In The Streets> Stranglehold, Mercy Mercy Mercy, I’ll Make Love To You, Dead Flowers

* original songs




We’ll See Summer by and by 4/29/15

Big hello to all the new fans out there that are coming out to the shows and supporting us.  Three shows in March included the second anniversary celebration at Funky Bow.  We are in residency at the Funky Bow “growler nights” (2nd Friday each month) from 5:00-8:30.  The good brewers at Funky Bow are doing it right with pizza, craft beers and a band each Friday in Lyman, ME (Rte 35).  See you all May 10th for our next show there.



We are confirming a bunch of big shows for the summer so stay tuned for announcements real soon.

See you at these confirmed shows:

5/9 Funky Bow Brewery, Lyman

6/12 Funky Bow Brewery, Lyman

6/19 Acoustic Brewins, Westbrook (details to come)

7/10 Funky Bow Brewery, Lyman

7/17 Old Mill, Harrison

8/14 Funky Bow Brewery, Lyman

8/21 Old Mill, Harrison



Find our CD at Bull Moose and on itunes and amazon or email thebrewinsband@gmail.com for a CD with a live bonus disc from the Brewins Den.


It’s festival season – enjoy the good vibes and music!

Peace on you


Funky Fest 1/17/15

We are so pleased to have been asked to headline the first Funky Fest at Jimmy Greek’s in Old Orchard Beach that featured the great craft ales from Funky Bow Brewery.  Show also featured Seagrass, a great local bluegrass band that collaborated with us on “Glendale Train” and “You Ain’t Going Nowhere”.  Fantastic band – check them out!

Big thanks to Jimmy Greeks (http://www.jimmygreeksopa.com/) and Funky Bow Brewery and Beer Company (http://www.funkybowbeercompany.com/) for their continued support – you rock!  The Brewins will be in residence at the Friday night growler nights at Funky Bow in Lyman, ME once a month through the year (first shows are Friday 2/13 and 3/13).  This is a favorite stop for us as we are all brewers… Brewins, right?

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Funky Fest featured a rare and jammy second set that looked like this:

Diamond Sky > Dark Start Jam > Deal, Smoke On The Water… too much fun!

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Thanks to Scott Castle for playing shows on bass recently – a true musical professional with his Jack Cassidy style bass bombs. Always a pleasure!

Next show is Saturday 1/24 at Shawnee Peak Ski area… a return to Blizzards pub for apres ski at 4pm!  Come on out and enjoy some great food, music and get your ski on.  See you on the slopes!