Join us on Saturday April 21st for our annual Oyster Roast.
Parking for this event will be at the Salem Civic Center with free shuttles all day to and from the brewery. Only cars with DMV issued plates or tags will be allowed to park at the brewery. Discounts for Uber & Lyft users.
Bruno’s GastroTruck will be serving up Rappahannock River Oysters, LLC, we’ll have music from 2 great bands, The Harwell Grice Band and Relacksachian, and our freshest craft brews will be on tap.
Don’t forget about discounts for Uber & Lyft users and specials for DD’s. Tickets available now.
The fun gets rollin’ at 12pm, come early so you don’t miss out on fresh oysters!
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The Harwell Grice Band has been entertaining audiences throughout southwest Virginia, nonstop, since late 2003. Their original bluegrass and Americana mixed with a large repertoire of traditionals and even a few popular covers result in a very entertaining show. The Harwell Grice Band was formed when four friends; Josh Grice, Matt Hubbard, Gabe Robey and Spencer Young got together back in college and started trying their hand in bluegrass. After playing a few times they decided to start writing and performing their own material around Radford University (Virginia). Now almost 15 years later, the Harwell Grice Band has grown into a talented and versatile group of musicians, sharing the stage with the likes of Larry Keel, Seldom Scene, Tony Rice, and Blue Highway, to name a few. Songwriter and lead singer, Josh Grice, is a country singing wildman. Lead guitarist, Gabe Robey sings like a bird and makes major contributions to the bands original material in the way of songwriting. Monster pickers Brian “Daddy Mule” Muller (mandolin and baritone vocals) and Andrew “AK47” Kingery (doghouse) hold down the rock-solid rhythm section of the band and also contribute with original material. Stewart Werner, formerly of Second Helping, is a banjo-extraordinaire who joined in 2008. Stewart is a seasoned bluegrass musician adding bass vocals and songwriting ability. The band’s musical arrangements and three and four-part harmonies are some of the best in the business. Their lyrics are both meaningful and honest while staying true to the traditions and themes of Appalachian music. With the release of their debut album “No Place to Call My Home,” and their sophomore attempt “A Million Miles,” the Harwell Grice Band shows that the future of mountain music is in good hands.
Relacksachian’s sound is a mirror image of its name. In creating and combining a relaxing atmosphere with Appalachian-inspired improvisational music, the septet has managed to generate a sound that consistently stirs audiences into dancing mashes of country girls, city boys, young folk, old folk and most of what may be there between.
The band’s music resonates among so many listeners because it transforms the traditional to new, and the new to traditional. Showcasing a fiddle, a mandolin, spoons, a washboard, an upright bass, a banjo, an acoustic guitar and a drum set, Relacksachian reinvents traditional fiddle and bluegrass tunes and reworks songs from the likes of Bob Dylan and the Grateful Dead, all while maintaining an impressive library of original music.
The seven Virginia natives, most of whom live in Roanoke , don’t claim to be the first group of musicians to whole-heartedly love music and the Blue Ridge Mountains from which theirs often echoes, but they do claim to be part of a lucky few that are able to share that love on stage. And they are thankful.
2010 Recipients of the American Treasures Award