Poor Man's Whiskey

Poor Man's Whiskey

Poor Man’s Whiskey brings “A Special Tribute to The Allman Brothers Band” to one of our favorite venues Brooklyn Bowl! The sound of California meeting southern rock in the form of renditions of PMW’s favorite Allman Brother’s songs is a show not to be missed. With the wailing organ, dueling guitars, thumping upright bass, tight drumming, and of course some PMW style banjo playing, The Allman Brothers material and PMW have never been heard like this before. Every show starts off with a set of PMW’s beloved originals.
Poor Man’s Whiskey is at the forefront of the exponentially growing Northern California Bluegrass/Rock scene. With a decade of performing under their belt they have grown their fanbase to an international level. PMW has performed packed shows across the country and at festivals such as the Byron Bay Bluesfest (one of Australia’s largest and most well-known festivals), US festivals such as Kate Wolf, Hardly Strictly Bluegrass, Phases of the Moon, and many others. Their popularity has brought them to places like Google HQ, to perform, and in their home area of the San Francisco Bay they have sold out the most famous venue, the Fillmore, where Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, and The Grateful Dead used to do the same.
PMW is known for their stellar repertoire of original material with bluegrass, rock, and even punk influences. In addition to their original material for special shows they will perform a set of covers of whole albums such as “Dark Side of the Moonshine” or mixes of favorites of a band like “A Special Tribute to the Allman Brothers Band”. Their renditions of these songs and albums are uniquely their own, with a Nor Cal high octane hootenanny style added to every performance.
Poor Man's Whiskey

Originals VIDEOS:


“A Special Tribute to the Allman Brothers Band” VIDEOS:

"Ramblin Man"


Northern California’s outlaw music bards bring a reputation for high-energy live shows and an incomparable fusion of bluegrass/old time, southern rock, and old school jam to stages and festivals worldwide. Poor Man’s Whiskey has been growing exponentially in the past 5 years selling out venues across the country such as the legendary Fillmore in SF. This “High-Octane Hootenanny” will certainly delight those interested in a foot-stompin good time. Poor Man’s Whiskey has evolved into a ragged, spontaneous beast pulling from equally deep wells of story-telling originals, expertly crafted covers and zany on-stage shenanigans. PMW has released 6 studio albums and have a stunning repertoire to choose songs from creating a new show every night.
Notable festivals and shows: Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival, Byron Bay Blues and Roots Music Festival (Australia), High Sierra Music Festival, Wakarusa Music Festival, Yonder Mountain Harvest Festival, Kate Wolf Music Festival, Harmony Festival, Strawberry Music Festival, The Great American Music Hall, Dead on the Creek, 4 Peaks Music Festival, Joshua Tree Music Festival, The Summer Meltdown, Las Tortugas, Telluride Bluegrass Festival, and many more.
Video: Live at the Fillmore -

Josh Brough -Banjo, keyboards, harmonica, vocals
Jason Beard- Guitar,mandolin
Aspen Stevenson - Bass, vocals
George Smeltz - Drums, suitcase, vocals
Sean Lehe - Guitar

The Brummy Brothers

Bluegrass music inspired by the people, experiences, and scenery of the American Northeast. The Brummy Brothers blend traditional styles, modern influences, and improvisation.

Their music is high energy, uplifting, and eclectic. Their use of varied tempos, textures, and vocal harmonies creates a sonic soundscape that is unique and appealing.

In January 2012, Andrew Morris (Guitar) and Russell Gottlieb (Banjo) joined brothers Dave (Standup bass) and Eric Brumberg (Mandolin) to form The Brummy Brothers. The four band mates write original bluegrass and jam grass music and tour heavily throughout the Northeast.

In May 2014 they released their debut album “On Our Way” produced by Tim Carbone of Railroad Earth. The album allowed the band to share the composite of their time together. The record incorporates harmonizing voices, fantastic instrumentation, and great solos.

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$7 day of show, tickets at the door, CASH only!

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Poor Man's Whiskey with Performs "Dark Side of the Moonshine" - A Bluegrass interpretation of Dark Side of the Moon, The Bru...

Tuesday, July 23 · Doors 6:00 PM / Show 8:00 PM at Brooklyn Bowl

Tickets Available at the Door