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Greg & Janet Deering to visit Homestead Pickin’ Parlor

Put Sunday, October 29th on your calendar right now.  In our humble opinion, two of the greatest happenings in the 1970s for acoustic music fans was first the founding of the Deering Banjo Company and secondly the beginning of The Homestead Pickin’ Parlor.  Since that time, Greg and Janet Deering have created the largest domestic […]

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Banjo Players Book Alert!

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New from the folks at Hal Leonard is the team effort by Alan Munde and Beth Mead Sullivan titled “The Great American Banjo ?Songbook”. 70 songs from The Great American Songbook tabbed out with chord diagrams.  This book will allow a bluegrass banjo player to insert recognizable time-tested Pearl to the set list to draw […]

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Don Julin “Jamming for Dummies” workshop

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A Don Julin Workshop“Jamming for Dummies”  Wednesday, May 17 7:00 pm  We first met Don Julin during the 2012 National Mandolin Orchestra Convention held here in the Twin Cities.  He is the author of the best selling “Mandolin for Dummies” which had just been released when we met.  He has since added a second publication […]

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Homestead Ultimate Banjo Mutes

Banjo Mutes have always been a sought after item, and until now it has been difficult to find one that is light weight, easy to use and effective.  The Homestead Ultimate Banjo Mute solves the problem.  Made of solid brass, the Homestead Ultimate Banjo Mute is U shaped piece of brass lined with a fabric to keep it firmly in […]

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Gypsy Swing Jam

There’s a new jam in town. Monday, November 7, 7:00 pm is the inaugural session of the new Gypsy Swing Jam. Its a jam for folks interested in the gypsy jazz of Django Reinhardt and American swing and jazz standards. This jam is recommended for intermediate to advanced players with some background in the music.; […]

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Laurie Lewis and the Right Hands are coming to town

Laurie Lewis is one of the most celebrated song writers and performers in the world of Bluegrass music today.  We are delighted to be able to host Laurie and her band, The Right Hands on Saturday, October 29.  The Right Hands are long time musical partner, Tom Rozum, Patrick Sauber and Max Schwartz.  This will […]

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Upright Bass on Consignment

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We recently took in a very nice upright bass on consignment. Here are the specs! -Cremona SB – 2 3/4 (3/4 size) -G. Edward Luthierie (Gary Bartig) set it up, put in pickup model R-10704 -padded TKL Gig bag with shoulder strap and D-rings for backpack-style straps -strings: E & A look to be Innovation […]

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Bart Reiter Banjos be Back!

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Bart Reiter makes a fine, fine banjo. When I started working here a little over a year ago we had two Bart Reiter banjos in stock. They sold pretty quickly, and no more came in. Then we got one in about a month ago, and that sold in a matter of days. We’ve just received […]

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Breedlove Mandolins: We’ve Got Them, We Love Them!

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A few months ago we had a visit from the new Breedlove Mandolin dealer in our area. We played the mandolins he brought in and fell in love! They have a natural, bright, woody tone that is associated with the best of mandolins. Think Bill Monroe’s classic Llloyd Loar with modern body details and hardware. […]

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Dakota Dave Hull at HPP May 7, 2016, 12:30 PM

Dakota Dave Hull at HPP Sat May 7 2016

Our friend and music legend Dakota Dave Hull will be here live and in-person at the Homestead Pickin’ Parlor signing copies of his new CDs, “Heavenly Hope,” and, “This Earthly Life,” on Saturday, May 7, 2016   at 12:30 PM. All are invited! Folks who participated in Dave’s Kickstarter are encouraged to drop by and pick up […]

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