Saturday, April 28, 2012

Two for the Road; Cajun Kate's

Georgianne and I did a duo show at The Darlington Arts Center last night. It was our third show in a row down in the Philly area. We hit the road early Friday hoping to avoid the Friday afternoon traffic we hit last week. No traffic this time; we breezed down the turnpike and got to Garnet Valley several hours early. We decided to use the time to check out the Booth's Corner Farmer's Market. We found a great little Cajun eatery tucked in amid the craft, produce, and antique vendors. Cajun Kate's serves authentic Cajun cuisine at very reasonable prices in a no frills setting. The cooks let us sample several dishes before we placed our orders. Georgianne settled on the tomato garlic bisque with pesto and garlic croutons. I went with the slow cooked pork gumbo and the gator on a stick. Deee-licious! I should have gotten a crawfish pie for the road! We rolled down the road, literally and figuratively, and did two sets of acoustic Americana for a full house at the Darlington Arts Center Coffehouse. We had a great time and met some real nice folks, including Barbara and Paul Macatee. Paul took some great photos of us including the one below and one I already put up on the Rooster Rick page of our website. We finally pulled into our driveway around 2:30 am. Long day, but lots of fun!
Homegrown Two @ The Darlington Arts Center: Photo by Paul Macatee

The next Homegrown gig is another Homegrown Two show, next Thursday, May 3, 7:30 pm at The Windsor Arts Center in Windsor Connecticut. Windsor Art Center is a place for the visual and performing arts located in Windsor, Connecticut. Begun in 2007, the Center is housed in a former freight house adjacent to the Amtrak line in downtown Windsor. Parking is free, easy and accessible.

Windsor Arts Center
40 Mechanic Street
Windsor CT 06095

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Photo by Steve Gravano
My old ibook, circa 2005, was starting to act kinda funny so my wonderful wife, Georgianne, took up a collection and my generous friends and family all pitched in and got me a nice new Macbook. Recovering files and contacts has kept me pretty busy the past couple weeks. My old html editing web design and ftp programs don't work with the new OS, so I had to load and learn to use some new software. I needed to access the HGSB website to update our calendar, so this old dog spent the better part of this week learning some new tricks. As of today I've got all the pages on our site redone in xhtml code with a new look. As my friend Steve says; "Take a Look Around"

Saturday, April 21, 2012

HG2 at The Darlington Arts Center

The Darlington Arts Center
The band had a great time performing for an enthusiastic audience at the Friday Night at St. Paul's concert series in Exton, PA last night. Georgianne and I will be back in the Philly area again next weekend performing at The Darlington Arts Center Coffeehouse Series in Garnet Lake, PA. The show is Friday night, 7:30 pm on April 27, 2012. Come on out to see Homegrown Two, the roots of The Homegrown String Band, in an intimate setting.