WEAKLEY COUNTY PRESS
7:55:40 PM Monday, April 7, 2003
Martin Man Releases New CD
Larry Brewer, a former resident of Martin,
announces the upcoming release of his most recent album, "World Going Crazy."
With 13 original songs, this will be his second solo album and is expected to be
in stores on April 29. Brewer was born in Chicago, and then moved to Martin at
age 15. At age 9 he started playing the guitar. His first job was at Dairy
Queen, while he attended Westview High School. After graduating from WHS in
1973, he then moved on to work at Halls Printing. There he picked up a big
interest in music. "The Beatles are definitely my all time favorite band,"
Brewer said. "They were the ones that motivated me." Brewer gathered a few
friends and eventually made a local band called "Raisin' Kane." Having a friend
who attended the University of Tennessee at Martin helped him and his first band
find a place to rehearse without disturbing anyone. "It just so happened that he
had access to rooms and audio equipment," Brewer said. A more well known band
Brewer started in the '80s was called "The Windows." This band almost went
nationwide with songs such as "Runnin' Alone" and "Motorcar," from the album
"Runnin' Alone." In 1983 the band won the JMA pop record of the year for the
song "Hello, Hello." Songs from this album have recently played on local radio
stations. 'The Windows' have played with Peter Frampton, The Beach Boys, and
Jefferson Starship. The band was successful until a sudden tragic accident took
the life of their keyboard player, Kirby Jackson on August 25, 1987. This was a
hard time for Brewer and the members of his band, as their spirits were lowered.
Today, at age 48, Larry lives in Jackson, Miss., and is still successful in
pursuing his music career of 30 years. His newest band is called 'The
Rainmakers.' Brewer recently signed a music publishing contract with 'Solar Fire
Music.' There will be a CD release party for 'The Rainmakers' from 8:30 to 11:30
p.m. Wednesday, April 23, at the Bourbon Street Bar & Grill in Jackson, TN.
Everyone is invited to celebrate. Look for his album, "World Going Crazy," in
stores this month. For more information on Brewer, visit his Web site at