Roy C. Brewer


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  • Ph.D., Doctor of Philosophy, University of Memphis, 1996
  • M.A., Master of Arts, University of Memphis
  • B.M., Bachelor of Music, Memphis State University


Roy Brewer was awarded a Ph.D. in Ethnomusicology from the University of Memphis in 1996. He is currently a part-time instructor at the University and is a freelance musician. Besides recording with many major label artists, his performance credits also include the Conan O'Brien Show; Austin City Limits; Later, with Jools Hollond (BBC); and his fiddle can be heard on the sound track for the motion picture Black Snake Moan. His research on Southern music has been published in the academic journals Popular Music, American Music, Popular Music and Society, and The Smithsonian Inst. Scholarly Press. Roy plays more instruments than any of us know how to play, and teaches guitar, violin, and mandolin.