The Homegrown String Band is a twenty-first century incarnation of the traditional family band. The band, which was literally homegrown, consists of Georgianne and Rick Jackofsky and their two daughters, Erica and Annalee. Utilizing unique instrumentation, old time family harmony, and varied musical influences, this quartet of acoustic musicians from Rocky Point NY is putting their own stamp on traditional American music and dance.
As the band gathers around a single microphone reminiscent of the old time radio shows, the audience is treated to the sounds of fiddle, clawhammer banjo, guitar, mandolin, banjo-uke, harmonica, mountain dulcimer, jaw harp, and perhaps a demonstration of Appalachian flatfoot dancing. The family’s repertoire consists of traditional, as well as a healthy dose of original, material which they have performed at hundreds of venues from Maine to Missouri since 1997. In that time the family has released three CDs and is currently working on a fourth.
Rick Jackofsky (Guitar, Banjo & Harmonic ),
Georgianne Jackofsky (Banjo-Uke & Dulcimer),
Erica Jackofsky (Fiddle ),
Annalee Jackofsky (Mandolin & Jawharp),
Rick, Annalee & Erica (Vocals)