as of 10.22.02:
... we've been talking about the possibility for quite a while,
and it finally looks like Nat & I are gonna be playing a
gig. We'll be the opening act for Higher
Ground (from Portland) when they play at Good Times,
here in Eugene. The date is November 8, which is a Friday, and
the start time is 9:30pm. .... In other news, it sounds like
Joe & his family put an offer on a house very near where
I live with my little family -- so this could mean that
we'd be able to do more picking, which could mean that
we'd get back in the groove of playing out ... we'll see ...
In the meantime, I hope to see lots of folks out at the Good
Times on November 8, so you can check out what Nat Brown &
I have been up to. Thanks for stopping by .... Matt
NEWS as of 6.10.02:
Joe has pulled back from playing, I've started jamming with
a guy by the name of Nat Brown, who's a damn good guitar picker
and all-around good guy. Our first public performance will be
at the KLCC Garden Tour on June 23, where we'll just be doing
some basic instrumental stuff. We're currently working on a
batch of vocal tunes, and once we have a decent repertoire in
place we'll start booking some shows. For the time being (until
this new group finds a name), I'll be posting news about myself
& Nat right here, so please stay tuned.
as of 6.5.02:
.... it looks like Joe's new job and his new role as father
mean that he's become too busy to play much guitar ... changing
priorities ... So we haven't had a gig in a long time, and unfortunately
it looks like this bus is rolling to a stop, or the Broken Homestead
is breaking for good, or some other lame metaphor for the premature
demise of a good little band.
did manage to finish another recording before things petered
out completely ... see the stuff
page for more info. I'm debating whether to release it to radio
stations, since Joe & I aren't really playing anymore. But
I do have a stack of copies, and it's a nice-sounding disc,
so we'll see.
Another disc that's available is the hour-long February 12 appearance
... we got to play several tunes and chew the fat with Mr. Random.
It's a good document about who we've been as a group and what
our approach has been to the music. Go to this
page to see some photos from the event, and check the
stuff page if you'd like to order
always, thanks for stopping by.
Homestead is an acoustic duo based in Eugene, Oregon. They
explore the tradition of folk and Americana through improvisation
and interplay. The group consists of Joe Carioti on guitar
and Matt Brehm on guitar and vocals. They play flatpicked
fiddle tunes as well as traditional, contemporary, and original
folk songs. If you're not familiar with "flatpicking,"
the best (brief) definition we've seen comes from Dan Crary:
list of all the songs we've played, and their authors.