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

Successful event for the Fifth Ward Saints North 

About 140 people attended the benefit dinner concert for the Fifth Ward Saints North at Ernie Found's farm on August 24. The event raised about $8000 through the live auction, silent auction, and good will donations. Thanks to all involved in organizing the event and for those making generous donations.

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.

Burr Oak Land Trust benefit-a beautiful evening 

We really enjoyed playing outside at the Belgum Grove for the Burr Oak Land Trust. Great crowd on a beautiful evening and helped raise money to support purchasing and maintaining beautiful parcels of land in the rural IC area.

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.

UpComing Gigs

Oct20

A HomeBrewed Benefit for the Greatest Small City for the Arts Campaign

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The MIll, 120 E Burlington St, Iowa CIty, IA

FilmScene and The Englert Theatre are in a capital and programmatic campaign to help strengthen their local historic arts venues, expand into new venues and programs, and evolve the ways in which we connect the arts to all of the cultures that make up our community. At its heart, their campaign is about deepening partnership and collaboration in our area and they hope to write an important chapter in the overall vision of Building the Greatest Small City for the Arts. HomeBrewed is an all-star Iowa City rock band that most often dedicates its shows toward raising awareness and funds for nonprofit institutions and efforts. Suggested Donation: $10 adults, $5 kids Information Tables about the Campaign will also be on site

Nov2

Penfield Children's Center Benefit Concert

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Linneman's Riverwest Inn, 1001 E. Locust St, Milwaukee, WI 53212

Come enjoy the Second Annual HomeBrewed benefit concert to support Penfield Children's Center! Bring your friends to Linneman's Riverwest Inn and raise your glass to fun music for a great cause. Penfield creates a positive start in life for infants and children, many of whom have developmental delays or disabilities, by providing early education, health services and family programming. https://www.facebook.com/events/702360346840718/

Dec15

Last Dash Food Bank Benefit

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The MIll, 120 E Burlington St, Iowa CIty, IA

Kevin BF Burt, International Blues Champion will be joining us for the 5th Annual Benefit Concert for the Community Food Bank. The event will support Project Holiday with the goal of serving a full holiday dinner for 4000+ families. Suggested donation: $10 for adults, $5 for students, kids free. Bring the family after work for good food, drink, music and fun.