Friday, December 23, 2022

Fisrt Show of 2023 - East Islip Public Library

Our first show of 2023 will be at the East Islip Public Library on January 8th at 2pm. Come out and celebrate the New Year and our family band's 26th anniversary.

East Islip Public Library
381 E Main Street
East Islip, NY 11730
(631) 581-9200

Sunday, October 16, 2022

Two Shows October 22 & 23 - New York and Connectcut


 — Two Shows This Weekend —


Amityville Public Library

19 John Street
Amityville, NY

365 Windsor Ave.
Windsor, CT


Tuesday, October 4, 2022

Monday, September 26, 2022

Hudson Valley Garlic Festival October 1st & 2nd, 2022


The Homegrown String Band at 2022 The Hudson Valley Garlic Festival
3 sets each day Saturday & Sunday October 1st & 2nd

Wednesday, September 21, 2022

HGSB in Wayne, New Jersey - Sunday, September 25th!


The Homegrown String Band will be back in The Garden State this weekend for a free show at The Wayne Public Library.  Join us for an afternoon of original and traditional acoustic American music at 2pm on Sunday, September, 25th.

Wayne Public Library

461 Valley Road
Wayne, New Jersey


Sunday, September 18, 2022

Midweek Matinee In East Setauket, NY

On Wednesday, September 21st at 12:30 pm The Homegrown String Band will be presenting a special matinee performance of their Unbroken Circle program at The Emma S. Clark Memorial Library in Setauket, NY. This program features traditional folk songs and ballads that have been covered by popular artists in the 20th and 21st centuries.

120 Main Street Setauket, NY
(631) 941-4080

Saturday, August 6, 2022

Thursday, August 11 Outdoor Concert - Glen Mills, PA


 Darlington Arts Center Summer Concert Series

The Homegrown String Band

Lawn Seating - Start Time 7 pm

Concord Township Park, 725 Smithbridge Rd, Glen Mills, PA 19342

Tuesday, July 26, 2022

- Thursday July 28th - Greenwood Lake Public Library -


 Thursday July 28th, an evening of acoustic American music with The Homegrown String Band™

7- 8pm

Greenwood Lake Public Library

79 Waterstone Road
Greenwood Lake, NY 10925


Friday, July 1, 2022

HGSB at The Clarkstown Learning Center - July 9, 2022


The New City Library Presents The Homegrown String Band

An Afternoon of Traditional and Original Acoustic American Music


The Clarkstown Learning Center

9 Lake Rd, Congers, NY 10920

July 9, 2022 at 2pm 


For info contact

The New City Library

(845) 634-4997 or (845) 634-4962

Monday, June 6, 2022

Harborfields Public Library - June 12, 2022


 The Homegrown String Band - Live! @ The Harborfields Public Library


A show originally scheduled for April 2020 at The Harborfields Public Library in Greenlawn, NY, will finally be taking place this Sunday at 2:30 pm. The concert is free and open to the public, It's a fairly large performance space, so there should be plenty of room for any who wish to attend.

Harborfields Public Library

31 Broadway
Greenlawn, NY 11740



Wednesday, May 18, 2022

*** Deer Park Public Library - Saturday, May 21, 2022 ***


Free Concert at The Deer Park Public Library

The Homegrown String Band™
 Saturday May 21, 2022 at 2:00 pm
Seating is limited call the library to reserve a seat or inquire about availability

Deer Park Public Library
44 Lake Avenue
Deer Park, NY 11729


Friday, April 22, 2022

New England Folk Festival 2022 Is LIve


The New England Folk Festival is Happening Now!!! Live! on Zoom!

Tomorrow morning (Saturday, April 22) at 10:15 am I will be doing a solo clawhammer banjo show and The Homegrown String Band™ will be doing a concert on Saturday night at 7:30. Here's the link to register and see the schedule grid.
The festival is Free (donations accepted and encouraged) 🙂

Saturday, March 26, 2022

HGSB - April 23, at The 2022 New England Folk Festival


Once again this year's New England Folk Festival will be an online virtual event viewable via Zoom. Rick will be doing a solo clawhammer banjo demonstration on Saturday Morning, and The Homegrown String Band™ will be doing a concert on Saturday night.

Monday, March 7, 2022

Montville Township Public Library - March 10th - 2022


Finally!!! Our first show of 2022! A rare midweek afternoon show on Thursday, March 10th at The Montville Township Public Library.

The show is free and start time is 1 pm.


Wednesday, February 23, 2022

Twenty-Five Years of Homegrown Acoustic Americana



Our first "gig" as a family band was at a LITMA (Long Island Traditional Music Association) members concert in January 1997. Since then we have recorded six CDs and played over a thousand live shows at venues from Maine to Missouri. The past couple of years have been trying, but we are still plugging away and hope to get back to a regular performance schedule soon. If you know of any coffeehouses, libraries, or festivals that might be a good fit for "The Family That Plays Together" let us know or better yet contact the venue directly and recommend The Homegrown String Band™.

Thanks and Happy Anniversary to Us!

"Rooster" Rick

Sunday, February 13, 2022

Sugar Time In Rock Hollow


Makin' maple syrup and waiting for the world to open up again. We have a few shows coming up this spring but still far from what we'd like to be doing. 

I tapped six of my maple trees on Tuesday February 8th and was able to collect a little more than 20 gallons of sap by Saturday the 12th which was a beautiful day where the temperature was close to 60 degrees. I spent about eight hours boiling the sap down to nine cups of Rooster Rick's World Famous Rock Hollow Maple Syrup. Hopefully I will get at least one more day of boiling before the trees start to bud. This is my tenth year of backyard maple sugaring and it seems like the sugaring season is getting earlier and shorter every year.

Our next gig will be on March 10th at the Montville Township Public Library, in Montville, NJ. after that we will be performing. virtually, at The New England Folk Festival on April 23rd.

Maple Sugaring 2022 - Day 2 - February 21st

Another beautiful day to boil sap and work on my winter tan. My primitive maple sugar evaporator celebrated ten years of active service today by boiling down 20 gallons of sap to give me another half-gallon of Rooster Rick's Famous Rock Hollow Maple Syrup.

Maple Sugaring 2022 - Day 3  March 7th

Up at 5 am and out boiling sap by 5:30. I wanted to get an early start because the afternoon forecast called for heavy wind and evening rain. By 1 pm I was out of wood, I had about 4 gallons of sap left, but still manged to get another 7 cups of syrup. All told for this year i did 23 hours of boiling and netted 23 cups of syrup, 1 cup short of a gallon and a half.