The Brew are an aptly named quartet from Amesbury, Massachusetts, cooking up a musical melting pot on their brand-new, self-released album, Back to the Woods, that combines their roots in classic rock, adding ingredients of prog, jazz, reggae, world beat, indie, funk and orchestral pop, sometimes in the course of a single song.
The Brew has that indefinable it that is the distillation of talent, execution and unconditional commitment to the dream of living up to their abilities. That commitment explains why folks drive hundreds of miles to shows and female fans are sporting Brew tattoos. The band's commitment to their music is total, and in a flavor-of-the-month world of commercialism, they are a walk-the-talk example of succeeding on your own terms.
The band has been busy building a fan base by touring the northeast, playing events like the Gathering of the Vibes Festival in Connecticut, The Up North Festival in Maine, and most recently the moe.down festival in New York. They opened for Bruce Hornsby in 2006, and again in 2008, and were voted Best Opening Act by his fan site www.Bruuuce.com. The band was nominated for the “Best New Groove” (Best New Artist) award at the 2008 Jammy Awards in New York City’s Madison Square Garden, where Vermont rockers Phish were awarded a lifetime achievement award.