The Brew is an American independent rock band founded in the small town of Amesbury, Massachusetts by high school friends. Brothers Chris and Joe Plante joined guitarist Dave Drouin and drummer Kelly Kane in 2002. Kane left the band in 2012 and was replaced by longtime fan and drummer Aaron Zaroulis. Opening for Bruce Hornsby in 2006, The Brew met Bobby Read, producer and saxophonist for Hornsby's band. On the spot, The Brew and Read decided to do a record together, resulting in 2008's Back to the Woods, with singles like "Chance Reaching" (still spinning on Sirius XM radio) lifted the band to national exposure.
In an interview with Relix magazine in 2011, The Brew announced a triple-record project, Triptych, beginning with the November release of A Garden in the Snow. The album yielded "When Darkness Comes," now spinning on AAA radio stations across the country. In May 2012, they released the official video for the song exclusively through 92.5 The River, Boston's largest and only independent radio station. Triptych's second album, Light From Below, released in December 2011, has gained additional airplay on Sirius XM, with songs including "Birds on the Window" and a striking version of Led Zeppelin's "Going to California." The album welcomes back friend and collaborator Bobby Read. The third and most anticipated record, Hard Enough To Break, is set for release on August 31, 2012, when The Brew headlines the prestigious Lowell Summer Music Series along with such artists as Ziggy Marley, Pat Metheny, k.d. lang, and John Mayall.