Music is a family tradition for bluegrass artist Gary Brewer. It started in the early 19th century and continued through the 1920s, when a grandfather from Tennessee, Finley J. Brewer Sr., performed with the Carter Family. The artist's dad picked up the thread in 1950, and today Finley J. Brewer Jr., aka Jim Brewer, even takes to the stage sometimes with his son's band, the Kentucky Ramblers. Now the latest in the line of family musicians, Gary Brewer picked up a pair of nominations in 2000 from the International Bluegrass Music Association. Brewer was a Guitar Player of the Year finalist, and his "Jimmy Martin Songs for Dinner" was a Song of the Year finalist. Brewer and his band have performed at Lincoln Center, as well as on a variety of radio and television programs. The artist also put out a video of instruction for banjo titled Learn to Play Old Style Mountain Banjo With Gary Brewer, which was released by a Louisville company, MUMs the Video.
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