Homegrown String Band performing at Darien Library
Published 11:24 am, Wednesday, April 3, 2013
The Homegrown String Band will present a night of American roots music at 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 11, at Darien Library, 1441 Post Road.
Purveyor of family-style original and neo-traditional acoustic American roots music, the Homegrown String Band is a high-energy 21st century incarnation of the traditional family band.
The quartet of acoustic musicians from Rocky Point, N.Y., uses unique instrumentation and many varied musical influences to take their audiences on a rollicking ride through the sounds of American music. The repertoire consists of traditional and original music inspired by the rural string bands that recorded during the 1920s and `30s, as well all the great American roots music that followed. The show is also interspersed with interesting historical notes and anecdotes about the songs and the instruments used to present them.
The family that plays together has been performing at bluegrass, blues, and folk festivals, theaters and libraries from Maine to Missouri since 1997.