Upcoming Events

Homegrown Sounds is available to play at Anniversaries, Bachelorette Parties, Banquets, Birthday Parties, Children's Birthday Parties, Celebrations, Christenings, Christmas Parties, Church Services, Clubs, Community Events, Conventions, Corporate Functions, Dinner Dances, Events, Festivals, Fund Raisers, Funerals, Graduation Parties, Grand Openings, Halloween Parties, Picnics, Private Parties, Proms, Restaurants, Sweet 16 Parties, Weddings, Wedding Ceremonies, Wedding Cocktail Hours, and Wedding Receptions. You can also book your event at GigMasters: https://www.gigmasters.com/Americana-Band/Homegrown-Sounds

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Fitzpatrick Winery Brick Oven Pizza Night

7740 Fairplay Rd, Somerset, CA 95684
Fitzpatrick Winery
6:00pm-10:00pm
2 Aug Friday
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Dad’s Kitchen

2968 Freeport Blvd, Sacramento, California 95818
Dad's Kitchen
6:00pm-
24 May Friday
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Famous Mo’s Coffeehouse & Theater

4147 Rocklin Rd Rocklin, CA 95677
Famous Mo's Coffeehouse & Theater
8:00pm-
20 May Thursday

Latest Audio

Here's an example of what we sound like. If you like what you hear, be sure to book us for your next event!

End of the Line

Wagon Wheel

Deep Elem Blues

Dead Flowers

Meet the Band Members

Homegrown Sounds is back! Greetings to all of our loyal Fans and Friends. That's Right.... We're Back!! We took a year off and changed some of the members, but we are as strong as we ever were! We do have a new line up, but I know you will enjoy this version as much as you loved the original.

Homegrown Sounds is back!

Greetings to all of our loyal Fans and Friends. That’s Right…. We’re Back!! We took a year off and changed some of the members, but we are as strong as we ever were! We do have a new line up, but I know you will enjoy this version as much as you loved the original.

Looking for ACOUSTIC and ELECTRIC????? HOMEGROWN SOUNDS, a Sacramento based Quartet, is one of the hottest newcomers to the acoustic/electric music scene in the past 10 years. The band plays Americana, Roots music, Bluegrass/Newgrass, Old-Timey and Classic/Rock, all done with that special Homegrown Sounds style. Our set list includes songs from Tom Petty, Rolling Stones, Allman Brothers, Little Feat, Dave Rawlings, CCR, Grateful Dead, Black Crowes, Daryll Scott, Old Crow Medicine Show, Bob Dylan, Beatles, traditional Bluegrass/Americana, etc. The band consists of John Winger (Bass/Vocals), Richie Scozzari (Guitar/Mandolin/Vocals), Scott McGinnis (Drums and Percussion Instruments), Billy Van Houten (Banjo,Guitar,Octave Mandolin/Vocals) who have all been a part of the Northern California music scene for over 20 years.

Our price range for local events would be anywhere from $400-$900 depending on the event, and $600-$1500 outside the area depending on travel/gas, etc.

Homegrown Sounds can be mellower background music for your event or more of a full blown concert with upbeat toe tappin’ danceable songs. For certain weddings/venues we can play unplugged if needed.

The band has performed at dozens of weddings, private parties, wineries, fundraisers, corporate functions, festivals, and nightclubs including Fitzpatrick Vineyards, Montoliva Vineyards, Sacramento Brewing Co., The Oasis, Skinner Vineyards, The Ridge, Woodbridge Crossing and many more.

Homegrown Sounds is obviously mellower than a rock band, so if you think this is what you’re looking for, we’d love to do it!

We are continuing to build our song repertoire and have over a Hundred more songs each that we are going to add to the list. Have a song request? Feel free to ask and more often than not we might already know it, if not, we are willing to learn songs if provided enough time.

Meet the band members

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John Winger

Bass/Vocals

"Johnny the Bassist"

John has been playing Bass in Sacramento area for over 30 years and acoustic guitar since he was 8 years old (Aprox. 45 years). He has always loved playing guitar around the campfire and Being in performing bands (Both Original and Cover) since he was 17. 10 years ago he had the chance to co-found Homegrown Sounds with long time friend and band mate Eric Lazar. He has played in the infamous Berkeley band Sunshine Overdose Band, Vanishing Point, Last Minute Band, as well as Lightning Hand here in Sacramento. John was also involved in the short lived Dobsey Pullman Trio project made up of an All-star Cast and their music can be heard on the sound track of the Movie “The Bill Collector” John looks forward to getting Homegrown Sounds going again after Scott and Eric had to leave due to time and family commitments in Oct. of 2013. He feels like the new members are a perfect fit to continue the Homegrown Sounds Legacy.
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Richie Scozzari

Guitar/Mandolin/Vocals

Rippin' Richie”

Richie began his musical career after seeing The Beatles perform on the Ed Sullivan Show. He studied guitar with gigging jazz musicians out of N.Y.C. and was playing weekends regularly by 15 yrs. old in a “wedding band” that was booked a full year in advance! He went on to play folk, country and bluegrass in N.Y.C. clubs, eventually moving to the S.F. Bay Area where he performed in Original and Copy bands at venues such as The Stone, Keystone Berkeley, and the Cotati Cabaret throughout the 1970’s and 1980’s. He also played in the Sierra Studebakers performing bluegrass and country music for private parties and at local Ca. Festivals. Richie studied Music at California State Univ. Hayward, getting a B.A. degree in Voice. He has a high tenor range. He has taught voice and guitar privately, and sang with the Oakland Symphony Chorus under the direction of Joe Liebling, and the Sacramento Symphony Chorus under the direction of Donald Kendricks.

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Scott McGinnis

Drums/Percussion

Sticks McGinnis

Scott has over 20 years of experience playing percussion. He has been instructed by several of the Bay Area areas premier drum instructors throughout his career. He has also played many shows up and down the state of California. Scott has opened for such bands as “The Guess Who” and once performed on the side stage at La La Paloza.  Most recently he has been performing with several original projects, that range from Reggae to Pop , to Country and even Heavy Metal. He has also been in the studio to record original material with many local bands.
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Billy VanHouten

Banjo/Guitar/Octave Mandolin/Vocals

Banger Billy

I was raised in a musical family....Mother was vocalist, sax and piano....Father was drummer. I started in choirs and band in grade school. I've performed in small, medium and large choirs including barbershop quartets as well as CSUS University Chorus under Donald Kendrick At the age of 12 i picked up the guitar. I performed in countless cover bands covering country,blues, Americana and Rock n Roll. My passion for music, performance, collaboration and beautiful harmony is the great balance in my life. I’m currently enjoying this passion with Americana and original tunes.

 

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Homegrown Sounds on GigMasters

Salutations Friends, Fans and Family, We now have a functional booking site Yaaaaaay! I hope you all will take a gander at it and hopefully recommend us to some friends

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Homegrown Sounds is BACK!

Greeting to all of our loyal Fans and Friends. That’s Right…. We’re Back!! We do have a new line up, but I know you will enjoy this version as much

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HOMEGROWN SOUNDS is a 4 piece acoustic/electric band from Sacramento that plays Americana, Roots music, Classic/Rock, Folk, traditional Blues & Country. The band consists of 2 acoustic guitars, acoustic bass and mandolin. All 3 members are vocalists as well, allowing for many harmonies in the songs. The HOMEGROWN SOUNDS members are all experienced performers, having played throughout California for the past 20-35 years. They are available for weddings, private parties, festivals, nightclubs, coffeehouses, wineries and more! If you’d like a mellower, yet rockin’ event, then HOMEGROWN SOUNDS is what you’re looking for!

Song List

 MARYJANE’S LAST DANCE – Tom Petty
WAGON WHEEL – Old Crow Medicine Show
DEAD FLOWERS – Rolling Stones
COPPERHEAD ROAD – Steve Earl
DEEP ELEM BLUES – Grateful Dead Version
DARK HOLLOW – Grateful Dead
I’LL FLY AWAY – Albert Brumley
NEXT GO ROUND – Old Crow Medicine Show
NO REST – Old Crow Medicine Show
YOU WRECK ME – Tom Petty
HOUSE IS A ROCKIN’ – Stevie Ray Vaughn
TELL IT TO ME – Old Crow Medicine Show
STORIES WE COULD TELL – Tom Petty
DOOLEY – Traditional Bluegrass
FOLSOM PRISON BLUES – Johnny Cash
GLORY OF TRUE LOVE – John Prine
LATE IN THE EVENING – Paul Simon
BROWN EYED GIRL – Van Morrison
HICKORY WIND – Gram Parsons
NEW MINGLEWOOD BLUES – Grateful Dead
LISA JANE – Vince Gil
SHE’S NO LADY – Lyle Lovett
DIXIE CHICKEN – Little Feat
OPHELIA – The Band
DOWN SOUTH IN NEW ORLEANS – The Band Version
FREE FALLIN’ – Tom Petty
GUACOMOLE – Texas Tornadoes
YOU AIN’T GOING NOWHERE – Bob Dylan
HANDSOME GAL – Greg Boutsikaris
I FEEL GOOD – James Brown
COMES A TIME – Neal Young
ACT NATURALLY – Buck Owens
EVANGELINE – The Band
I’M LOST – Original
FEELN’ ALRIGHT – Dave Mason
I’VE JUST SEEN A FACE – Beatles
ALREADY GONE – The Eagles
ARKANSAS – Original
BORN ON THE BAYOU – CCR
LODI – CCR
4 And 20 – Crosby Stills and Nash
GOOD OLE BOYS – Waylon Jennings
I’VE BEEN THINKING – Original
WHEN YOU WALK IN THE ROOM – Bruce Springsteen
MAMMA TOLD ME NOT TO COME – Three Dog Night
END OF THE LINE – Traveling Wilburys
THE WEIGHT – The Band
GREEN RIVER – CCR
MYSTERY TRAIN – Elvis (The Band Version)
CAN”T YOU SEE – Marshall Tucker
COUNTRY HONK (Honkey Tonk Women) – Rolling Stones
RIPPLE – Grateful Dead
DOCK OF THE BAY – Otis Redding
LITTLE JIMMY VICLAND – Original
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