Band: Spearman Brewers
Date: Sunday, Aug. 4, 4 p.m.
Venue: Big Beach Brewing Co., 300 E. 24th Ave. (Gulf Shores), www.bigbeachbrewing.com
Several years ago, Scott Riggs and Jeremy Holcombe decided to plunge into the classic sounds of the early 20th century, learning the songs of the Memphis Jug Band, Robert Johnson and the Mississippi Sheiks. As time passed, calling themselves the Spearman Brewers, they began experimenting with original compositions, but those classic influences led them to create a collection of “New Old Stuff, where the bottle hits the string.”
Spearman Brewers have archived original songs on their “Live from the Blue Plate Special” EP. This recording captures the duo’s time spent on the air at WDVX in Knoxville. Even though these songs are inspired by music from a hundred years ago, Spearman Brewers’ use of bright guitar and doubled harmonies breathes new life into these antiquated styles.
Spearman Brewers’ cool sounds and Big Beach’s cold libations should create August memories that extend beyond the heat.