Further in 2015


We welcome 2015 with so much to look forward to – thank you all for supporting us and making our live shows a blast.  We opened 2015 with back to back gigs in the Sebago Lakes region on 1/2 (Dena’s, Windham) and 1/3 (Old Mill Tavern, Harrison).

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Highlights from the two nights included a lively “Get It Together” and “Morning Blues” from Old Mill and the breakout of “Smoke On The Water” at Dena’s that also included the great Dave DeBree on sax for the full second set.

2014 saw the release of the Brewins all original CD which can be found at the Bull Moose (South Portland, Portland, Windham and Scarborough).  we are happy with the songs and will be working on a follow up this year.

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We are also excited to announce that The Brewins will hold a residency at Funky Bow Brewery this year (2nd Fri each month 4-9pm, Lyman, ME).  We always enjoy these shows as we are THE BREWINS… beer and music makers!  We love Funky Bow brews and they have created a fun “Growler Night” each Friday with pizza, a band and their exceptional beers!  Great crew and a funky time each Friday!  See you there  – Rte 35, Lyman, ME – all year for some dancing and fun.


Peace on you in 2015… spread the good vibes and come alive!

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The Holidays are Brewin




We are psyched to announce these shows as we gather the vibe tribe for the holidays for some music and cheer!  Catch the Brewins live the day after Thanksgiving and the day after Christmas this year.  Here are the details on the next three shows to end 2014:

Friday Nov. 28th, 8pm – Jimmy The Greek’s, Old Orchard Beach, ME

Friday Dec. 26, 5:00pm – Funky Bow Brewery, Rte 35, Lyman, ME

(Growler night starts at 4pm, band at 5:00pm)


See you at the shows!  Please check out our 2014 CD release available now on itunes, amazon, google play and cd baby.

We hope to have the 2014 CD available at Bull Moose stores in December which features the amazing artwork of Jack Barrett – stay tuned for updates.

Booking info at thebrewinsband@gmail.com.


Brewins Get Funky at Funky Bow Brewery 11/14/14

Big thanks to all the funky brewers that hosted another fun growler night at Funky Bow Brewery (Rte 35, Lyman).  We had a blast playing for the crowd and soaking up the scene: wood fired oven pizza, great craft brew selection and funky new friends!  If you have not tried this high quality brew, stop over on Friday’s from 4-9 for growler night at the brewery – you might even get a tour of the brewery!



Brewins Setlist 11/11/14:

Set 1: Wang Dang Doodle, Duke, Big Boy Pete, Harder They Come, I’ll Make Love To You, Second That Emotion, Perfect Order, Cissy Strut, Memphis, Gonna Move, Deal

Set 2: Dancin’ In The Street, Midnight Valentine, Hotbox, Gimme Some Lovin’, Get It Together, Why Does Love Have To Be So Sad, Warewolves of London

See you again on 12/26/14 for another Brewins/Funky Bow Brewery event!


Brewins play Further Bus stop in Old Orchard Beach 9/23/2014

Such a night at Jimmy The Greek’s in Old Orchard Beach as The Brewins headlined a special night of Grateful Dead (60’s style!) psychedelia and originals.  It was great meeting all of the Neo-Pranksters on their TRIP across America… The bus came by in Old Orchard Beach and we were glad to be part of the golden road party! Video of show at Youtube, Brewinsvids.


Big thanks to Zane and Further crew, Lotus Eater Films, including local support from Jimmy Greek, Bob Kelly, Haig T and the fun opening band, Mill Town Refraction.  Highlights of the night included a jam with Air Guitar Guy on “Hard To Handle” and “Sissy Strut”, dancing monkeys and aliens, good vibes and family and friends grooving all night.


Setlist included “Other One”, “Dark Star Jam”, “The Eleven” and “Dancing In The Streets”, all done up 60’s style!  “Perfect Order”, “Funk Them” and “Cover Your Tracks” added some original Brewins songs to the setlist. Covers also included “Gimme Some Lovin’ ” and “Young Lust”.

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Happy Trails… to you.


Further Bus 50th Anniversary tour – Brewins Live at Jimmy The Greek’s 9/23/2014

Escapin’ through the lily fields I came across an empty space
It trembled and exploded left a bus stop in its place
The bus came by and I got on that’s when it all began
There was cowboy Neal at the wheel of a bus to never-ever land

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Do not miss this once in a lifetime chance to see the Further bus as it stops in Old Orchard Beach this Monday 9/23/2014 at Jimmy The Greek’s.  The Brewins will perform a full set to support the event after Mill Town Refraction performs a set starting at 8pm.  Two bands, no cover and a chance to get pics of the Further bus and meet the crew navigating the bus through the USA to never-ever land.  We are planning a special set of music to celebrate the vibes and spirit of this event – the adventure continues!  Email us your requests at thebrewinsband@gmail.com

More info from the Neo-Pranksters:

Ken Kesey’s son, Zane, and the Neo-Pranksters are on tour now celebrating 50 years since the famous 1964 tour across America with the Merry Pranksters!!

And we were able to secure a date right here in southern Maine in OLD ORCHARD BEACH featuring music from “Mill Town Refraction” and headliner “The Brewins”.

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Bring your friends, bring your camera and bring a smile!! Buy some merchandise right from the gang!!!



FURTHER ON… see you there!  Check out the new Brewins CD on itunes, amazon and google play.

WMPG 90.9 FM – Brewins play Local Motives 8/23/2014

Big thanks to Josh Lovejoy, Jim Ward and team at WMPG for inviting us to play live in studio on the Local Motives show.  

As big fans of WMPG (wmpg.org), we were excited to perform a radio cd release show for all the listeners.

WMPG is listener supported radio. Please support WMPG and local ad free programming. We are lucky to have such a vibrant and supportive music scene in Maine!

WMPG live on air set 8/23/2014:

Funk Them> Them Changes Jam> Young Lust> Funk Them
Perfect Order
Finders Keepers
Midnight Valentine

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90.9 FM… tune in and get your groove on!

Brewins Release self tilted debut CD – 8/1/2014

We are happy to announce that our first CD is available NOW for download on itunes, amazon, google play, spotify, CD Baby and more!  This nine song CD is packed with all original jamband songs penned by Rob Carlson.  This was a labor of love for the band and we look forward to your reviews. Send us your comments to thebrewinsband@gmail.com and we will send you a couple or rare mp3 outtakes as a thank you.  Enjoy the music, spread the word and thank you all for your continued support.  We release this CD on Jerry Garcia’s birthday – we hope you find some inspiration as he did for us.

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The Brewins are:

Kurt Berger, Drums

Kevin Cooper, Bass

Nick Georges, Keys

Rob Carlson, Guitar and Vocals


Special thanks to Zoran at Quantum Mastering and Jack B for his incredible cover art!

Playing In The Band 7/10, 18, 19

Summer 2014 has been a blast playing summer parties and at the Olde Mill Tavern in Harrison.  Thanks for coming out and supporting the band.  The gigs were packed with great sets that included classics like “Tom Thumb Blues”, “Second That Emotion”, “Young Lust”, and “Finders Keepers” and some classic “Funk Them” and “Cover Your Tracks” jams from the soon to be released CD. Great to meet so many great people who appreciate what this band is all about – thank you!

7/10/14 Hot Fun In the Summertime, Standish

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7/18/14 Olde Mill Tavern, Harrison

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7/19/14 Annual Pig Roast, Lebanon

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Can’t thank our musical friends enough for sitting in with us for these shows ~ Jimmy, Paul and Johnny!

Great musicians all.

I’ll Meet You Midway

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Great night at the Midnight Cafe in Jamaica Plain  – crazy fun set included a set opener of Dancin’ In The Streets into Memphis, Cover Your Tracks into Stranglehold, Goin’ Out West, Funk Them into Young Lust, Midnight Valentine.  Lots of extended jamming to a great dancing crowd!  Thank you midway and Scott for the opportunity.  We will back in Boston in September for more fun.

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Midway Cafe, Cambridge MA June 6 All Night Hippie Hour Anniversary Party

Yes… we do ALL NIGHT Hippie HOURS.

See you Friday June 6th in Cambridge, MA at the Midway Cafe on Washington Street.  Brewins share the jams with The Mystical Misfits and Run For The Roses.  This is going to be a great line up of classic grooves and jams – bring your best tie dye and dance all night.