JUSTIN: vocals, guitar, harmonica
NATHAN: vocals/harmony, mandolin, guitar
The Brewer Boys are Justin (19) and Nathan (16), a brother's duo who sing a range of songs from new country to pop to classic rock and even bluegrass. Inspired early on by artists like The Everly Brothers, Johnny Cash, Bob Dylan, and more recently Mumford and Sons and Avett Brothers, The Brewer Boys' music has evolved in a direction all its own. Nathan and Justin offer a fresh perspective on a variety of genres, old and new, interpreting them to create a distinctive sound the boys aptly dubbed alternative bluegrass or newgrass.
Born and raised in Temecula, California, these boys started performing at a very young age. They were a regular sight at school plays and community events and the duo took off after they auditioned for a national singing competition “Can You Duet” in Nashville, TN in 2008. They got through the third round and this opened great opportunities for them. In July 2008, they recorded their first professional demo CD of four original songs (they co-wrote one of the songs) at the historic Cash Cabin Studio in Hendersonville, TN with John Carter-Cash co-producing their music. The Brewer Boys are also very active in supporting local charities and organizations in the area as well as community-sponsored fundraising and benefit shows.
One of the duo's biggest achievements so far was their involvement with the first season of The X-Factor USA (2011) where they moved up to the Top 16 under the group category; and thus made it to the first live show. The experience, lessons learned, and exposure that this show gave them created a platform for the boys to be seen and heard by millions of people all over the world. After the show, the boys got back to their music, sold out a local Benefit Concert a month later, and produced and released a CD (Rising) (now available in iTunes) which is a compilation of handpicked songs that aim to showcase their unique style. A follow-up self-produced CD is also now available in iTunes. The Brewer Boys EP is a compilation of all original songs that the boys wrote/co-wrote. Both CDs are available thru or you can download their music on this site thru iTunes.
The Brewer Boys just came back from a trip to Manila to do a series of acoustic mall shows in September 2012.
Recently, the brother duo was one of the 15 family bands across the country chosen to be featured at a new TV show, Next Great Family Band on COZI-TV. They have since moved on to the top 6 and will be working with Kimberley Locke on their next performance for the show. This exposure on national television has been a great opportunity for them to be able to share their music to a lot of people once again.
Justin T Brewer (Guitar, Harmonica),
Nathan A Brewer (Mandolin),
Tom Wiker (Drums),
Ray Agueros (Bass Guitar),
Vince Mendoza/Justin Hize (Lead/Rhythm Guitar)