Biography:

 

The Spearman Brewers are a Pensacola, Florida based band that plays Panhandle Blues, a rich gumbo of Pre-War Delta, Piedmont, and Country Blues, with healthy doses of Jazz, Gospel, Hokum, Cajun, and Jug music thrown in for flavor.  The Brewers were formed in 2001 by Brewmaster Scott Riggs as a vehicle to deliver the sounds of time-forgotten 78 RPM records, playing tunes by the likes of the Memphis Jug Band, Cannon's Jug Stompers, Mississippi Sheiks, Big Bill Broonzy, Tampa Red, and Robert Johnson.  Since those early days the Brew has evolved into an original act, with albums "Won't You Come Go With Me" and "Rue Blue", as well as EP "One Drink Minimum", showcasing their homegrown spin on traditional American music.  Slated for a Fall/Winter 2017 release, the Brew is currently finishing up their latest album "Another Round", as well as performing live in the Florida Panhandle / South Alabama area.  In August the Spearman Brewers were named the Blues Society of Northwest Florida regional winners for solo/duo acts, and they will be competing in Memphis in January at the International Blues Challenge.

 

The Brewers honor the past by bringing it to the present with original compositions based on the time-enduring styles of days gone by.  It's the New Old Stuff, where the bottle hits the string.

Influences:

 

Blind Boy Fuller, Tampa Red, Big Bill Broonzy, Blind Willie Johnson, Robert Johnson, Casey Bill Weldon, Son House, Barbecue Bob, Blind Lemon Jefferson, Charley Patton, Bukka White, Bo Carter, Blind Willie McTell, Washboard Sam, Blind Blake, Bumble Bee Slim, Leadbelly, Louis Armstrong, Bessie Smith, Fats Waller, Jelly Roll Morton, Duke Ellington, Memphis Jug Band, Mississippi Sheiks, Memphis Minnie, Django Reinhardt, Lonnie Johnson, Bill Monroe, Hank Williams Sr, Johnny Cash............Just to name a few.

 

Members:

Scott Riggs playing the resonator.

Scott Riggs - Brewmaster

 

Vocals, Resonator Guitar, Slide Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Mandolin, Concert Ukulele, Washboard

 

Jeremy Holcombe - Rickyard Supervisor

 

Upright Bass, Baritone Ukulele, Soprano Ukulele, Bowed Saw

Jeremy Holcombe playing the upright bass.
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