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Program Information

Program name: Songcatchers: The Evolution of the Music of Rural America
Program category: History
Program length: 80-90 minutes
Audience level: All ages
Audience size: 200 or room capacity
Program description: Homegrown Two (consisting of Georgianne and Rick Jackofsky, the grown part of the Homegrown String Band) is an acoustic Americana duo whose music celebrates the spirit of songcatchers and composers from Frances Child and Stephen Foster to Harry Smith and Bob Dylan. Their repertoire of traditional and original material is performed using a variety of acoustic intstruments including guitar, banjo, mountain dulcimer, doumbek, banjo ukulele, and harmonica. Like the wandering minstrels of yore, their music has taken them around the country from Maine to Missouri with performances at venues as diverse as the National Theatre in Washington DC and Silver Dollar City in Branson Missouri.
Space/special requirements:
Travel restrictions:
Program fee: $351- $500
Is this fee negotiable? Yes
Mileage included? Yes
Notes about the fee: We charge $500 depending on distance from home and whether we need to stay overnight, etc. Fee slightly negotiable if already performing in the area, or driving by.
Other notes:
Regions this program
can be performed in:
South Central
Capital District
Long Island
Program last updated: 06/11/2016
Performer Information (see all of this performer's programs)
Performer name: Homegrown String Band
Phone: 631-744-4265
Mailing address: PO Box 1251
Rocky Point, NY 11778
E-mail address:
Performer's agent: Georgianne Jackofsky
Previous appearances at: Longwood Public Library, Suffern Free Library, East Meadow Public Library, Commack Public Library, Port Washington Public Library
Contact information for New York State Public Libraries
Performer information last updated: 06/11/2016


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