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The Homegrown String Band to perform in Canajoharie

April 11, 2011

The Homegrown String Band to perform in Canajoharie

On Saturday, April 16 at 7:00, the Homegrown String Band will present a concert at the Arkell Museum and Canajoharie Library, 2 Erie Blvd. in Canajoharie. The performance, a part of the Canajoharie Concert Series, is funded, in part, by the New York State Council on the Arts.

The Homegrown String Band is a “100% Natural Organically Grown” band, homegrown by Georgianne and Rick Jackofsky and their two daughters, Erica and Annalee. This “family that plays together” has been performing around the country, from the National Theatre in Washington, DC, to the Festival of American Music and Crafts in Branson, Missouri, since 1997. Inspired by the rural string bands of the early 20th century, this 21st century incarnation of the traditional family band utilizes unique instrumentation including guitar, banjo, fiddle, dulcimer, mandolin, banjo-ukulele, harmonica, jawharp, doumbek, and percussive dance to put their own stamp on a repertoire drawn from the classics of rural American music.

Tickets for the performance in Canajoharie, which are $7.00 for adults and $3.50 for children 10 – 17 by advance sale, are available by calling the Arkell Museum at Canajoharie at (518)673-2314. Tickets at the door will be $8.00 for adults and $4.00 for children.

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