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

Thanks for helping the food banks! 

Thank you to the 250 people who participated in the brisk 5K Fun Run/Walk/Crawl at the Walker Homestead, Sunday morning Nov 14. Over $14,000 was raised for the Coralville and North Liberty Food Banks, just in time for the holidays. Additional donations can be made at: https://www.coralvillefoodpantry.org/give; https://northlibertycommunitypantry.org/donor/donate-now/.

Suicide Awareness/Prevention Benefit Gig Successful 

On Saturday evening Sept 18, about 100 people came out to Wilson's Orchard on a beautiful evening to enjoy the company of friends, listen to music and kick off the Jenifer (Dr. Jen) Wolfe Memorial Funding Campaign, an effort by the UI College of Dentistry and the Department of Pediatric Dentistry to support the College’s suicide prevention program in memory of a member of the Class of 2001. In addition, a small portion of these funds will be used to provide dental care to disadvantaged children. For more information and to contribute, please visit the funding campaign’s website:https://uigoldrush.org/drjen. A special thank you to Wilson's for hosting the event. Special night for a special cause.

Help Craft Brewery Workers Who've Lost Jobs 

HomeBrewed is co-sponsoring the "Socially Distant Beer Festival", a fundraiser for the 450 people who have lost their jobs at craft breweries and tap rooms in Iowa. 
It's tough duty but I know you are up to it: 
1. Buy a $5 ticket: https://www.virtualbeerfest.org/tickets 
2. Pick up some of your favorite craft beer 
3. Join others on Twitter, Facebook, and/or Instagram on Saturday, March 28, so we can drink beer together (from a safe distance), with the help of our hashtag, #virtualbeerfest 

If you are outside Iowa, please support the employees at your local craft breweries and tap rooms. 

If you aren't a big craft beer fan, please find another group that you can assist during these challenging times. 

While there lots of folks are in need, this is a small, low-cost way of helping those who have provided we craft beer fans with a small piece of liquid joy. 

Thanks for helping our friends and neighbors far and near.

 #virtualbeerfest

Please support your local non-profits 

During this time when we are unable to do benefit gigs, we would like to encourage you to consider donating to worthwhile charitable organizations in your area.

A few that we would like to suggest you consider are:

1) Domestic Violence intervention program (DVIP

2) CommUnity Food Bank

3) Shelter House for the Homeless

All are trying to help the less fortunate during these trying times.

Please be safe and stay well physically and emotionally!

Your friends at HomeBrewed

MLK Work Day Celebration 

HomeBrewed was honored to be invited to play for the 2020 MLK work day celebration at Mercer Park in Iowa City. We played our original tribute song to Dr King, called Spirit of Hope, which speaks to what need in these divided times. Thank you MLK organizers!

Shelter House BBQ Bash was a blast 

HomeBrewed appreciated the opportunity to play in support of the great work of the Shelter House and their great work for the homeless.

The 3-400 in attendance enjoyed great BBQ pork, community and seemed to really enjoy the music!

UpComing Gigs

Jan29

dabluesapalooza

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Olympic Theater, 1202 3rd St SE, Suite 200, Cedar Rapids

daBluesapalooza is a benefit concert celebrating 30 Years of ‘da Blues on KCCK, the Kirkwood CC radio station. Featuring an All-Star jam of the top Blues and R&B musicians from Cedar Rapids and Iowa City! Your Hosts: Bob DeForest and John “Big Mo” Heim Scheduled to Appear: Craig Erickson Quartet Evan Stock Band Homebrewed John Resch and Doggin’ Out Johnny Kilowatt Molly Nova and The Hawk featuring Bryce Janey Tanya English Band ….and more! We are honored to play for this wonderful event. Come on out and join the fun!

Students $5, Gen Admission $15, Reserved with BBQ dinner $30