Friday, August 30, 2013

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

New England Mini Tour 2013

New England From Space Summer 2013 from NASA Earth Observatory
The Homegrown String Band will be doing a quick New England "tour" this week with shows in Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Rhode Island.

The first date is Wednesday, August 14th, in Bourne, MA. Our show is 7:00 pm at the Bourne Library, in the neighborhood of the famous Aptucxet Trading Post.

Friday's show is at the Hyde Center in Newton Heights, MA, at 6:00 pm.

Saturday, August 17, we will be at the Sandywoods Center for the Arts in Tiverton, RI, show starts at 7:00 pm.

We close out the week in East Haddem, CT, with a show at The First Church of Christ Congregational. The music starts at 3:00 pm. At this show we will also be displaying some of our craft work, including hand dyed yarn, knitting patterns, Navajo spindles, pewter and enamel buttons, copper and silver shawl pins and earrings, and hand crafted soaps.

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Appalachian Fiddle and Bluegrass Association Festival


Banjo Cat T-Shirt by Frank Lee
We sure had a great time at the Appalachian Fiddle and Bluegrass Association festival in Wind Gap, PA, this weekend. Great music and great company on the beautiful grounds of Mountain View Park. We did two stage shows on Friday, taught fiddle and dance workshops on Saturday, and attended old-time and bluegrass jams till the wee hours of the morning on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights. We were planning on heading home Saturday evening, but we lost all track of time while catching up with our old friends, in the James Reams and the Barnstormers band, so we decided to stay over till Sunday and enjoy one more night of jamming. I was clean out of clean shirts, so I used that as an excuse to add one to my collection of Frank Lee designed T-shirts. After much deliberation I picked out this one with a cool cat frailing an old-time banjo.


Livingston, NJ August 6th Show Canceled

Good news/bad news. Unfortunately, due to logistical problems, our show at Livingston's National Night Out has been canceled. That's the bad news, the good news is the Livingston Library has rebooked us for a full length indoor concert on Saturday October 12, 2013 and we are looking forward to putting on a full length show for the good people of Livingston.