Country music will fill the air at Jaemor Farms on Nov. 4 as Georgia-based Homegrown Band takes the stage.
The farm will be in the full swing of fall with a corn maze, pumpkin patch and live pumpkin carving.
The band features original songs paired with a throwback sound.
“We stand for what our name says: we are homegrown, born down here in the South and family and faith are a huge part of who we are as people and artists,” said Craig Brannon, lead singer. “We just like to be genuine with everyone and humble; we hope that comes across in our music.”
When: 1 to 4 p.m. Nov. 4 (rescheduled due to rain)
Where: Jaemor Farms, 5340 Cornelia Highway, Alto
How much: Free
Homegrown Band started 10 years ago with Brannon and his brother, Kevin, touring as a bluegrass gospel group based out of their Carrollton church.
“We have been around a while now. My brother and I started this group back when I was in high school,” Craig Brannon said. “We started touring around west Georgia and east Alabama area playing in churches and festivals.”
Brannon said it wasn’t long after they began that they started writing country music.
“It has always been in our blood because we grew up on it. That is what I have always listened to,” Brannon said. “Back in 2012, we finally made it up to Nashville to record our fist EP self-titled Homegrown Band EP, and we had six original songs.”
The band filled out with female vocalist Megan Blair and drummer Jason Cole.
“We call ourselves ‘mainstream country’ for sure, but we are a little bit more on the pop rock side,” Brannon said. “There is a lot of influence from our bluegrass instilled in that, especially in our vocal harmonies and vocal blend. We kind of always made the vocals the forefront of what we do, and I think that is pretty evident in our sound.”
Musical influences, Brannon said, come from bands such as Diamond Rio and Alabama.
“That is the kind of stuff we grew up listening to,” Brannon said. “We have been able to form a unique blend.”
This year, Homegrown Band released a new album and single “Throwback.”
“Our Georgia EP we have out now is definitely my favorite to date. I feel like this one definitely speaks into who we are not only as artists but as people. It touches on a personal level for us,” Brannon said. “We spent a good deal of time writing with people in Nashville, some incredible songwriters, for this EP. They were able to take it up a notch for us.”
Brannon said “‘Throwback’ is probably the most personal for me to date.”
“If you listen to the lyrics, it describes a perfect date night that you would see where we are from,” Brannon said. “The cool thing about this one is that we shot a music video in our hometown and my wife got to co-star with me, which added that personal flare to it.”
Homegrown Band has been featured by country media outlets including The Boot and Taste of Country, and the music video for “Throwback” is in rotation on Great American Country and The Country Network.
“We have a connection with the Georgia Music Foundation and Georgia Tourism. We teamed up with them to put some shows together this fall,” Brannon said. “They recommended Jaemor Farms, and we had the pleasure of meeting them a couple of weeks ago — we are blown away by this opportunity. It is an awesome place, and they have a lot of cool things going on this week. We are thrilled to team up with them to put on a free show for everybody.”
Brannon said the show will be family-friendly.
“We know how to have a good time but also keep it safe and fun for all ages,” Brannon said.
The band will play from 1 to 4 p.m.
For more information on Homegrown Band visit www.homegrownband.com.
“Be on the lookout for more shows this spring,” Brannon said. “We have a lot of awesome things in the works with Georgia Tourism, and we can’t wait to share that.”