Tuesday, September 27, 2016

2016 Hudson Valley Garlic Festival

It's that time of year again the 28th Annual Hudson Valley Garlic Festival takes place this weekend, October 1st and 2nd, at Cantine Park in Saugerties, NY. This is the biggest and best garlic festival on the East Coast. The festival draws 50,000 lovers of the Stinking Rose from all over the country and features 55 garlic farmers, many excellent purveyors of gourmet festival food, a number of carefully selected craft vendors, 5 stages of music, a theater company, and a roving puppeteer. The Homegrown String Band™ will be performing 3 sets of high energy neo-traditional acoustic American music, each day on the Pavilion Stage. This year we will be sharing the stage with Medieval music performers, Bells & Motley. Other performers include Acoustic jazz by Sundad, songsters Mark Rust, Rich Bala and Ian Flannigan, Acoustic rock and blues by Annie & the Hedonists, Bluegrass and acoustic roots music by the Bondville Boys, The Arm of the Sea Theater, and One World Puppetry.



Thursday, September 15, 2016

A Change That Was Long Overdue

Photo by Rick Jackofsky
String change that is. Since we haven't had a show for a few weeks, and knowing I will be going through a half dozen sets of strings for the twelve sets of music I'll be playing over the next couple weeks, I decided to milk my last set of for all they were worth. I was almost getting used to the muffled sound of dead strings . . . NOT!  Nothing like a fresh set of strings! Looking forward to getting back on stage with my fresh Martin SP medium light phosphor bronze acoustic guitar strings and my Larrivee 000-50!


September 18th Rocky Point Farmers Market - Rocky Point, NY
September 24th  Long Island Fair - Old Bethpage, NY
September 25th Long Island Apple Festival - Setauket, NY
October 1st & 2nd The Hudson Valley Garlic Festival - Saugerties, NY



Monday, September 12, 2016

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Rocky Point Farmers Market 5th Annual Havest Festival

It's 2016 Fall Festival Season! In the next few weeks we will be wrapping up our 2016 outdoor show schedule. Our next show will be at The Rocky Point Farmers Market's 5th Annual Harvest Festival on Sunday September 18th, where we will be performing two sets between 11 am and 1 pm.


September 18th Rocky Point Farmers Market - Rocky Point, NY
September 24th  Long Island Fair - Old Bethpage, NY
September 25th Long Island Apple Festival - Setauket, NY
October 1st & 2nd The Hudson Valley Garlic Festival - Saugerties, NY

Monday, August 1, 2016

Homegrown Garlic 2016

This year's garlic picked, cured, and cleaned. We ended up with between 8 1/2 and 9 pounds. That should get us through the winter, if not we will just have to pick up some more at the Hudson Valley Garlic Festival in Saugerties, NY, October 1st & 2nd where we (The Homegrown String Band™) will be performing 3 sets of high energy acoustic roots music each day.

Monday, July 18, 2016

Bayard Cutting Arboretum Sunday July 24, 2016 - 2 pm

We are proud to be part of The Islip Arts Council's Summer Concert Series. On Sunday July 24th at 2:00 pm we will be bringing our acoustic American music to the Lower Carriage House in The Bayard Cutting Arboretum.