Oaklawn Events

Silks Bar and Grill | 10 p.m.–2 a.m.

The John Calvin Brewer Band is a 21st century Rock/Blues band! Generation-X collides with Blues and Rock. Original & abstract the band blends Rock & Roll Roots with a wide spectrum of Blues, then combined with the energy of the 90’s Rock era. “Rock & Roll Still Lives” & this is one of the most electrifying bands in America. The band began at a young age including (bassist) Shannon Sabbatini. Brewer and Sabbatini paid many dues between Nashville, TN & Dallas, TX playing nightclubs, honkytonks, songwriter venues, & festivals. Today the duo has created a custom blend of Gritty Blues & Rock with influences spanning from nostalgic blues of the 30’s & 40’s on through the vintage 60’s, 70’s, and till present day. The Band had the pleasure of hosting the 2008 Spa City – (Hot Springs, AR) Blues Festival, and again hosting the 2010 Festival with multi award winning performer Janiva Magness. Other accomplishments include, playing alongside Mississippi Blues legend Pine Top Perkins, 2009 IBC winner Grady Champion, international Berklee guitar prodigy Joe Pitts, and also an appearance at PGA golf star John Daly’s party in 2009. Other stages include Bernard Allison, Lee Oskar, EG Kight, JP Soars & the Red Hots, Stella Vee’s, and more… Further expanding the vocal and rhythm section, Miranda Brewer steps to the mic with an impressive portfolio of her own, an accomplished actress, singer, and gunslinger Miranda brings the band even further heart stopping power. Joining the Band In northern shows, special guest (organ/ keys/ vocals) Chicago Bob Lowther (Chicago, IL). A seasoned player surrounded by great musicians throughout his entire career, touring with Phil Guy brother to Buddy Guy & working some time on the road crew with Muddy Waters. Watching shows nightly Bob usually found himself a good seat behind Blues legend Pine Top Perkins, which isn’t a bad place to pick up a few licks. A long list, Bob needs his own bio.