Barleywine Revue was conceived in Tacoma in January 2010 by a group of players who shared a passion for writing and playing really good music. Blending many of the principles of traditional bluegrass and americana roots, Barleywine supplies a contemporary flavor to their music by playing primarily original tunes. The band has gone through several line-up changes over the last two years as members respond to the ebb and flow of life. The current line-up consists of Kevin Shintaku on bass and mandolin, Forest Beutel on banjo, Gen Obata on guitar, Micaela Cooley on cello, and Julie Campbell (formerly of Deadwood Revival) on fiddle. All players also sing.