New CD November 3rd!


Modesto, California – October 25, 2012

Home Grown will release their latest CD, “Even Better in Person”, on November 3rd.  The CD was recorded live in concert at the West Side Theatre in Newman. The CD release will fulfill a long-time dream the band has had to present the fun and energy of their live performances.

The CD release will coincide with a concert at the State Theatre on Saturday, November 3rd.  The concert is a fundraiser for the Modesto Peace/Life Center.  General admission tickets are $20. Doors open at 7:00 pm and the concert begins at 8:00 pm with Kyle Rowland, a young blues-harp phenomenon who will kick off the party.

Home Grown consists of three musicians who have been playing music together for almost 40 years. In 1973, Michael Lingg, Bruce Johnson and Patrick Durr first played and sang together and realized their voices and guitar styles combined for a great sound.  Patrick says, “We grew up on the Beatles and Crosby, Stills & Nash, and we love vocal harmonies and intertwining guitars.”

The three boys (they were young then) planned to just play casually over the summer of ’73 at the Vintage Restaurant, which at the time was very popular and a great venue for nightly live music, with an emphasis on listening rather than dancing.  That single summer continues to this day.  Along the way, Home Grown has been fortunate to perform for a variety of events.  They have just returned from their second visit to Modesto’s sister city, Kurume, Japan, where they performed several times, including a joint concert with City Winds brass orchestra and the Kurume Children’s Choir.

This press release is available online at Home Grown’s website:

For more information please contact:

Michael Lingg

209-869-1288     209-484-0183

6952 3rd St., Riverbank, CA 95367

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