Welcome

MUSIC WITH A MISSION!

Hello from our Iowa City-based band. We are a fun filled, mixed generational group, playing Bluesy Rock and Roll and Rockabilly, mostly in support of non-profit organizations who are helping the less fortunate in society.  We play a mix of tunes: from classics by the likes of Johnny Cash, Stray Cats, Keb Mo, LIttle Walter, and, Eric Clapton, to current bands such as Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats, Kaleo, and JJ Grey and Mofro as well as some original songs. We love all kinds of music, thus we have chosen to play this variety that respects the roots a of the blues while introducing our audiences to some new music to which they might not be familiar. We use our music to also give back for all of the blessings we have had in life. Please let us know if you have a fundraiser in the Iowa City area that would benefit from having live music.

Latest News

DVIP/NL Community Pantry event 

On what turned out to be a beautiful Sunday afternoon in the park in North Liberty, Mike Haverkamp and HomeBrewed had fun playing to a very receptive audience in support of two great causes-The Domestic Violence Intervention Program and the North Liberty Community Pantry. Thank you to both groups for the great work for those in need.

Lone Tree Fire Dept Street Dance 

Thank you to the Lone Tree Volunteer Fire Dept for their service to the community and for the invitation to play for their street dance this year. Very nice crowd played games while Two Bit Maniac and HomeBrewed played some tunes-and raised about $4000 for the Fire Dept. Great night

Friday Night Concert series very special 

Our band felt very fortunate to be able to open the brand new stage for the Iowa City Friday Night Concert Series. We appreciated the large and receptive crowd and to share the stage with Brad and the Big Wave. Thank you Summer of the Arts committee for selecting us to play this great venue.

Mary's Farm Sanctuary supported well at Big Grove 

Mary's Farm Sanctuary raised over $2500 in a fun event with mini horse, dogs, cats and lots of two legged animals. Outside the back of Big Grove turned out to be a perfect venue on one of the few beautiful days of the spring. A fun time had by all.

Thanks for improving the Catholic Worker House 

Over 250 people attended the third annual Catholic Worker House Benefit dinner/concert. The event raised $11,000 which is being used already to update and improve the 116 year old house with with new kitchen appliances, pantry shelving and a more hygienic countertop. New windows that actually open will also be installed before the end of the summer. Thank you to all who contributed to feed and house the less fortunate in our area.

Great UIVA event 

Thanks to the IC VFW, the Riverside VFW and the 100 folks who enjoyed a delicious pork tenderloin dinner and clearly enjoyed the music (which we certainly enjoy). The UIVA students came together when needed and did a terrific job.

Food Bank Blowout 

The 2018 Crisis Center Food Bank Last Dash benefit to wrap up Project Holiday was very special-thank you to all who attended and/or contributed. Over 150 people came out to the Mill, as we raised over $2500 toward holiday meals for the less fortunate! It was so much fun to play with Mr.Kevin Burt (and Phoebe). The crowd was clearly having fun. Thank you to all of the sponsors who provided donations for the raffle, which was a huge success.

UpComing Gigs

Aug24

Fifth Ward Saints North Benefit dinner/gig

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Ernie Found's barn, 4304 Maier Ave SW,, Iowa City, IA 52240

Come Join the Fifth Ward Saints North in celebrating the successes we've had in our first year in Iowa City providing a positive after school program for underprivileged children. You will not want to miss this: there will be live music by Homebrewed, BBQ provided by Iowa Pork Producers and much more. The Fifth Ward Saints North has established itself as a valuable asset to the Iowa City community and we would like for you to come celebrate with us and learn how you can become a part of this movement! .

Sep27

Shelter House BBQ Bash

Johnson county IA Fairgroiunds, 3109 Old Hwy 218 S, , Iowa City, IA 52246

Come on down to the 3rd annual BBQ Bash to benefit Shelter House on Friday, September 27th. Enjoy a night of delicious food, music, and games for the entire family at the Johnson County Fairgrounds. And live it up with bluesy rockabilly music by an Iowa City favorite, HomeBrewed!

Adult tickets GROWN FOLK (age 13+ and adults) $35.00

Children tickets JUNIOR PITMASTER (age 6 to 12) $10.00 | LIL’ GRILLER (age 3 to 5) $5.00 | Age 2 and under: Free

https://shelterhouseiowa.org/bbq-bash/