Monday, August 18, 2014

The Homegrown String Band -O- The Unbroken Circle

Come join us at 7:00 pm on Wednesday, August 20, 2014, for a program of traditional (and early commercial country) music that has stood the test of time by not only surviving, but thriving and flourishing for hundreds of years via the folk process and oral tradition. We will be performing a selection of traditional songs that have been performed by the likes of Led Zeppelin, Mettalica, Nirvana, Bob Dylan, and The Grateful Dead.

760 Ocean Ave
Connetquot, NY

Tuesday, August 12, 2014


The Cacklin' Hens photo by Ed Neale
We had a great time performing at at the Bayard Cutting Arboretum this weekend. Big thanks to everyone who came out to see us, and also to The Islip Arts Council, Astoria Bank, and the NYS Office of Parks, Recreation & Historic Preservation for making the concert series possible.

Garlic Harvest 2014

The 2014 Homegrown garlic harvest is in. The crop has been cleaned, cured, and stored. Because of the long hard winter everything was about two to three weeks behind normal this year. As usual I pulled the garlic when half the leaves had turned yellow, let it dry for two weeks, and then cleaned the bulbs, cut the stalks and stored the "stinking roses" in nylon mesh bags. We should be good, with fresh garlic, till February or March of 2015. This year I planted 120 cloves and the yield was a little less than eight pounds. I saved the twenty biggest heads (which accounts for about 1/4 of the weight) to re-plant in November.

Some of The Homegrown String Band's 2014 Garlic Harvest

Monday, August 4, 2014

Homegrown String Band at The Bayard Cutting Arboretum 2 pm, August 10, 2014

Come enjoy a summer concert by The Homegrown String Band on the beautiful grounds of the Bayard Cutting Arboretum 2:00 pm this Sunday, August 10, 2014. Make a day of it; stroll the grounds, (don't miss the majestic European Weeping Beech tree), visit the  mansion and grab a bite to eat at The Hidden Oak Cafe. Admission to the park is $8.00 per carload.

The concert series is sponsored by the Islip Arts Council with support from the Natural Heritage Trust, NYS Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, and Astoria Bank.

Bayard Cutting Arboretum State Historic Park
440 Montauk Highway
Great River, NY 11739

Monday, July 28, 2014

Musikfest Saturday August 2, 2014

On Saturday August 2, at 3 pm The Homegrown String Band Trio will performing a 90 minute set on the Liederplatz Stage at Bethlehem Musikfest. Musikfest is a ten day event, that features ten stages, taking place in Bethlehem, PA from August 1- August 10. The Liederplatz Stage, sponsored by the Red Stag Pub, is on the North side of the festival and features Folk, Blues, and Americana music.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Musical Moments In Kings Park

On Friday July 25th The Homegrown String Band will be appearing as part of "The Musical Moments in Kings Park" free summer concert series at Russ Savatt Park on Main Street in Kings Park, NY.  (next to Ralph's Italian Ices) The show runs from 7:30 to 9:00 pm.

Monday, July 21, 2014