Welcome

MUSIC WITH A MISSION!

.......to our Iowa City-based band "HomeBrewed". We are having a blast playing Rockabilly, Rock and Blues for receptive crowds to whom we are indebted for their support. Having fun is key as we play tunes from the likes of Johnny Cash, Elvis, Stray Cats, Keb Mo, LIttle Walter, Queen, George Thorogood, Eric Clapton, Sonny Boy Williamson and Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats. We love all kinds of music, thus we have chosen to play music that goes back to the intersection of blues, gospel and country and play the songs that led to rock and rock and roll. We use our music to also give back for all of the blessings we have had in life and play primarily for fundraisers for charitable organizations. Please let us know if you have a fundraiser in the Iowa City area that would benefit from having live music.

Latest News

Thank you Aunt Patty and Maplewood Estates 

Our HomeBrewed Lite group (Ernie Found-keyboard, Mike Kanellis-bass and Pete Damiano-vocal/harmonica) would like to thank our Aunt Patty and her friend John for the invitation to play a gig for residents of Maplewood Estates, a senior apartment complex in Monticello IA. They were a wonderful audience and we really enjoyed the opportunity to play for them last Sunday. A special thank you to our cousin Patti Greenwood who joined in on vocals to do three duets-what great fun.

UI Vets Learning Center on its way 

Thank you for all who supported the fundraiser to build a new learning center for the UI student veterans. About 125 people enjoyed the food and music at the IC VFW on Sat March 4. A special thank you to the IC VFW, the RIverside VFW, the UIVA and their President Kris Latorre and all the others who donated their time and treasure to help us raise over $22,000 for computers, projectors and other equipment to outfit the new learning center. The UI Chief Diversity Office and the Center for Diversity and Enrichment provided space for the new center and encouragement along the way. A great collaboration to support the needs of the1500 veterans and their dependents on campus!

Successful Food Bank Fundraiser 

Thank you to everyone who contributed to the Food Bank as part of the 2nd Annual Last Dash Fundraiser at the Mill. A special thanks to our University collaborators: the College of Public Health, the College of Dentistry and Dental Clinics, the Obermann Center, the Army and Air Force ROTC and the Public Policy Center. They collected about 800 lbs of food prior to the event. An additional 150 lbs and $1200 in cash was collected the day of. Also thank you to the Mill for being a gracious host for this event and already booking ahead for next year (Mark your calendars now for December 16, 2017).

Father's Day for seniors 

A trio of HomeBrewed members played for about 30 seniors at Emerson Point Assisted Living Facility. We greatly appreciated the invitation and allowed us to learn some new classic tunes. The crowd was very gracious-thank you.

Flea Market Fun 

The Barn Flea Market in Wellmar drew 5-600 people on Friday night May 20th. It was a pleasure providing music for their shopping pleasure during a beautiful evening of fun in the country. Thanks to Joni Yoder for the invitation.

Great support for Iowa Women's Archives And Animal Shelter 

Thanks to all who came out to the Mill on May 12 for a packed room to support the IWA and hear Tom Mason and HomeBrewed. Tom is always great (hear him soon on Java Blend on Iowa Pubic Radio) and about $1300 was raised to support the Archives.

Two days later, we played to a smaller and colder crowd that helped support the Iowa City Animal Shleter at Trueblood Park. The die-hards who braved the cold weather were great and much appreciated by both the band the Animal Shelter who had a very successful day.

Thanks for supporting the UI Veterans! 

150 people showed up for the fundraiser for the UI Veterans last Saturday night. The event raised $4000 for a great cause. Travis Arment and the rest of the UI Vets did a great job getting raffle and silent auction items. Commander Ed Weeks and his crew at the IC VFW provided a great facility, food etc. Special shout out to our band HomeBrewed, brother Steve Miller from the Riverside VFW and Kevin Burt for sharing his talents.

Food Bank Fundraiser-Great Success! 

Thank you to everyone who supported our Last Dash Holiday Food Bank Fundraiser. We raised $1450 and collected 600 lbs. of food.
The Mill was standing room only and everyone seemed to have a great time.
Please join us for our next fundraiser on Feb 20 at the IC VFW to support the UI Veterans

Suggest charities 

We are interesting in sharing our good fortune by playing as part of fundraisers for charitable organizations in Eastern Iowa. Please suggest charities in which you are involved or think we should contact about a fundraising gig. Thank you

Suggest venues 

Hi-please suggest places we should consider playing in eastern Iowa. We aren't looking to play every week but would enjoy having fun with new crowds.

UpComing Gigs

Penfield Foundation Benefit at Linnemans

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

Enjoy a bluesy Rock'n Roll concert by HomeBrewed at Linneman's Riverwest Inn to support Penfield Children's Center! Bring your friends and raise your glasses to fun music for a great cause. HomeBrewed will be sharing the stage with Pete's High School Classmate Grant (Tabb) Lewis, with his acoustic meld of old and new favorites. 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/Linnemans-Riverwest-Inn-116315658393812/

Dec14

Last Dash Food Bank Benefit Gig

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

The 4th Annual Benefit Concert for the Johnson County Crisis Center Food Bank supports families in need at their busiest time of the year. Suggested donation: $10 for adults, $5 for students, kids free (3 food items accepted). Bring the family after work for good food, drink and fun.