American guitarist Curtis Brewer educates in diverse styles ranging from riff-heavy grunge to twang-tinged rock while simultaneously honoring every shade of America music. He’s gained a reputation as a first-call studio guitarist, charming vocalist, and trusted educator, teaching music at Southern Illinois University, McKendree University, and Principia College. His original music has led him across the U.S. with Kentucky Knife Fight (four-time winner of Riverfront Times “Best Rock Band” and StL Post-Dispatch "Best Band"), across Europe with his indie-rock band The Curtis J Social, and as musical director for BLM recording artist Bette Smith. Jimi Hendrix and Jimmy Paige are named as the early influences that further lead him to such guitar luminaries as Marc Ribot, Johnny Greenwood, and Prince. Once the Midwest’s best kept secret, Brewer now plants his roots deep in the New York music community.