.......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

Holiday Assist for the Food Bank 

Dear Friends: 

Thank to everyone who assisted with the Last Dash Holiday Food Bank fundraiser. We raised $1900 and collected 1000 lbs of food and to help those in need this holiday season. 

The benefit concert yesterday, the culmination of the drive, was standing room only. Mr Kevin BF Burt was his usual outstanding self for two sets and a shout out to my colleagues in HomeBrewed who rocked the place. 

Special thanks to our University of Iowa partners who helped collect food in advance: 
Air Force ROTC 
Army ROTC 
College of Dentistry 
College of Public Health 
Obermann Center for Advanced Studies 
Public Policy Center 

Also special thank you to the Mill for hosting the event 

We are arranging a great line up of benefit gigs for 2018-stay tuned. 

We hope you have a joyous holiday season.

Pathways Adult Center Benefit a Big Success 

Thank you to the 150 people who came out to the 2017 Men Who Cook (and a few good women) Benefit Concert. The Event raised almost $25,000 that will be used to assist adults who can benefit from a positive daytime environment (as well as their caregivers). Great job to the event organizers. We also really appreciated that the crowd danced up a storm! Great fun for all.

Catholic Worker House benefit was a blow out 

Thanks to all who came out to support and celebrate the first anniversary of the Iowa City Catholic Worker House on Sunday at St Pats. Over 250 people participated in enjoying fajitas and fixings--and our fun selections of Rockabilly and Blues :0). Over $8000 was raised to help install a new hot water heater and boiler to improve the infrastructure for the transitional housing provided but the Catholic Worker House. What a great show of generosity by all involved.

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.

UpComing Gigs

Previous events

Benefit Gigs-spring 2018

HomeBrewed Benefit Gigs-Spring 2018

Dear Friends: Please SAVE THE DATES for the following benefit gigs that support important causes in the Iowa City area:

Feb 24, 7:00-Compeer Sound of Friendship Dessert Concert at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church (1st Ave and Court St, Iowa City) Compeer provides peer support counseling for adults with mental health issues.

March 3-https: UI Student Veterans Association UIVA dinner/concert at the IC VFW (609 Highway 6 bypass, Iowa City). Support will benefit a new job placement center for the almost 2000 student vets and their dependents on campus.

March 24-Camp Kesem-Make the Magic benefit dinner/concert at Old Brick, 26 E Market St, downtown IC. Camp- Kesem is a camp for children with parents with cancer

April 15-Sexual Assault Prevention Benefit Concert at the Mill (120 E Burlington, downtown, IC). The event supports the Domestic Violence Intervention Program (DVIP) and Rape Victim Advocacy Program (RVAP)

April 29-Catholic Worker House for the Homeless dinner/concert at St Patrick church hall, 4330 St Patrick Dr, east side of Iowa City

2 gigs are currently scheduled for the summer:

June 3-IC Public Library benefit concert at the Mill August 25-Pathways Adult Day Center "Men Who Cook" dinner/concert At Clarion Highlander Hotel

Details for each show will be forthcoming. Please help support these great causes!

3rd Annual Last Dash Food Bank Fundraiser

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

Celebrate the holidays by supporting the Johnson County Crisis Center Food Bank with food and cash assistance for their holiday crunch time (http://www.jccrisiscenter.org/food-bank/) Bring your friends to what has been a full house show for two years running. Enjoy the Mill's great food while listening to your favorite blues, rockabilly and bluesy rock by HomeBrewed. $10 suggested donation (or 3 food items), $5 for students

Oktoberfest Neighborhood Centers Benefit Gig

Stella Restaurant Parking Lot, 1006 Melrose Ave, Iowa City, IA

Enjoy Oktoberfest and help support the Neighborhood Centers of Johnson County at the same time by attending this fun night of food, beer and music in an outdoor setting. Free-will donation is $10 for adults, $5 for students. Other options for donating including a silent auction will be available. The Neighborhood Centers of Johnson County (http://ncjc.org/) support low-income children and families through a variety of valuable programs. The event is outside so weather permitting and bring a chair! Proceeds will support English language classes for parents and preschoolers which are in high demand.

Pathways Adult Day Health Center Fundraiser: Men Who Cook (and a few good women)

Clarion Highlander Hotel, 2525 North Dodge St, Iowa CIty, IA

Come enjoy great food, and fun music while supporting Pathways, the Adult Day Health Center in Iowa City. This is the 14th Annual Men Who Cook Event. Tickets are $50 at the door and includes a wide selection of food from the volunteer chefs and drinks. Tables can also be reserved: contact Jeff Kellbach at 319.339.6162 or jkellbach@abbehealth.org

Shelter House "Raise the Roof" Fundraiser

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

“Shelter House is putting on a two-week online fundraiser called "Raise the Roof" in hopes of raising $10,000 for a new roof over their Fairweather Lodge training home which provides housing and mental health support for people who have chronic mental illness and are experiencing homelessness in the Iowa City area.

At the end of this 2-week online campaign, HomeBrewed will play a finale benefit concert at the Mill! Mark your calendars now, and plan to join us on May 21st from 4-6:30 to help us cap off the campaign! Suggested ticket price is $10 for adults, and $5 for students.

Raising the funds to replace the Fairweather Lodge roof not only ensures safety of program participants, but also makes it possible for the life-changing support provided under that roof to continue to be available to them. Combining psychiatric services, peer relationships, medication support, supported employment, and permanent supportive housing, the Fairweather Lodge gives clients the chance to rebuild their lives in the context of safe, supportive, permanent housing. You can help support these efforts and “raise the roof” by giving at www.shelterhouseiowa.org/how-to-help/give!”

Catholic Worker House Benefit: Feast of St Joseph the Worker

St Patricks Church, 4330 Saint Patrick Drive, , Iowa City, IA 52240

Please join us for dinner, music and fun to celebrate the one year anniversary of the Catholic Worker House in Iowa City, Proceeds go to help house the homeless, feed the hungry and care for the less fortunate. Food and music will be from 4:00-6:00 pm in the St Pats Church Hall. Suggested donation is $10 per person, $5 for kids under 12. Pray, eat, jam to music, and make merry.

UI Veterans Fundraiser

Iowa City VFW, 609 Hollywood Blvd #2, Iowa City

HomeBrewed will be playing at a fundraiser to support the University of Iowa's student veterans at the Iowa City VFW on March 4. Dinner will be served from 5:00 – 7:00 with music to follow. Proceeds go toward developing a learning center for vets on the UI campus. Enjoy dinner and music while supporting a great cause!

2nd Annual Last Dash Food Bank Fundraiser

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

The event will benefit the Johnson County Crisis Center Food Bank that needs food and cash assistance for their holiday crunch time (http://www.jccrisiscenter.org/food-bank/) Date: Sunday December 18 Place: The Mill Iowa City (http://icmill.com/), 120 E. Burlington St Time: Doors Open 3:00, music from 3:30 -6:00 Entertainment: Iowa Bluesman Kevin BF Burt (https://www.facebook.com/pages/Kevin-BF-Burt/146666652150879) HomeBrewed, IC Rockabilly and Blues Band (http://homebrewedic.com/) Admission: 3 non-perishable food items or minimum donation of $5 Raffle items available during the show (donation of items for the raffle are welcome)


Iowa City Family Fun Festival

Iowa City

HomeBrewed will be opening for New Trick at the Iowa City Family Fun Festival. Music starts at 7pm, with events occurring throughout the day. For more information, visit http://icfallfunfest.com.


Iowa Women's Archives Fundraiser

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

What: Iowa Women’s Archives Fundraiser (https://www.lib.uiowa.edu/iwa/) Date: Thursday May 12 Time: 6:30 pm Where: The Mill Iowa City, 120 E. Burlington St (http://icmill.com/) Guest artists: —Tom Mason, Nashville-based master musician and songwriter (http://www.tommason.net/ ) and --HomeBrewed, an IC Rockabilly, Rock and Blues Band (http://homebrewedic.com/) Suggested donation: $10 at the door for adults ($20 with. T-shirt), $5 for students ($15 with a t-shirt)


HomeBrewed at the Barn

The Barn, Wellman, IA

Join us for a fun evening during The Barn's Weekend Long flea market. We will play Friday night from 6-8 pm. Come out and have a great time: http://www.thebarniowa.com/#!flea-and-fair/cgzg To get to the Barn from Iowa City: - Take HWY 1 South to the Kalona Cheese Factory. Turn right (West) at the flashing light. Travel 9 miles and turn left on V Ave. The BARN will be 1/2 mile on gravel on the right (west) side of road.


UI Veterans Fundraiser

Iowa City VFW , 609 Hollywood Blvd, #2, Iowa City, IA

Dinner: 5:30-7:30 (Pork loin, Fettucine Alfredo vegetarian). Food Donated by VFW Music by HomeBrewed to follow. Cost $15 for dinner and music. Silent Auction throughout. All proceeds support the 700+ families and dependents who are students at the University of Iowa. They can really use your assistance!

Food Bank Last Dash Holiday Fundraiser

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

Support the Iowa City Crisis Center Food Bank by bringing 3 non-perishable food items or a minimum $5 contribution. Also enjoy Master Bluesman Kevin BF Burt: (https://m.facebook.com/Kevin-BF-Burt-146666652150879/). Mr. Burt has opened for BB King and Coco Taylor and we are honored be on the same program with him!



Ashton House, Iowa City

Outdoor gig for 80 enthusiastic members of the University of Iowa Public Policy Center extended family. Lila and Veda were particularly memorable on the shakers as were Leslie and Allison (our one hit wonders) on the washboard and tambourine!



The Julie's Birthday Bash, Grand ave, Iowa City, IA

This gig was to celebrate the birthdays of two of our favorites Julie's --one celebrating a milestone birthday and the other one an intermediate milestone. 125 people showed up to celebrate, making for a great time!