Enjoy incredible music performed by South Dakota artists during Homegrown Sessions. This series will be ongoing, so check back frequently for new concert announcements.
Performing next as part of our Homegrown Sessions will be Hank Harris and the Hegg Brothers. They will be joined by special guest Jimmy Goings. Enjoy an evening of acoustic folk with local musicians. This performance will be Friday, October 29. Tickets are $20 adults, $10 youth & BHSU students. General seating. A cash bar will be available
My musical journey performing in South Dakota has taken me at least a half a million miles through hundreds of towns, stages large and small, ballrooms, opera houses, libraries, museums, bars and eateries, museums, community theaters, schools and cow pastures. From crowds of 15,000 to intimate small settings. Thousands of people met, though I can’t remember all their names.
Playing with South Dakota Rock and Roll Hall of Fame bands (DD and the Fayrohs, Red Willow Band and R&B Supply), solo, duos, trios and an occasional 10-piece horn band has offered me a continuing musical education and opportunity to pursue a life of creating music. Many thanks to the fellow musicians and audiences that have made this possible. Through these journeys, writing and chasing songs has been a common thread. By drawing from my road experience, my work with the Adams Museum (Two CDs, Deadwood Songbooks I and II), The South Dakota Railroad Museum (Currently researching and recording a CD collection of train songs),12 years as a part of SD Arts Council Touring Artist program, and 40 years of writing my own songs, in performance I tell the stories of how these songs come to life. Illuminating the tales of songwriters, the historical context, inspiration and the writing process itself. To tell the stories of the storytellers and their journeys, and then play the songs and let them speak for themselves. It’s all about the story. And the stories are funny, poignant, enlightening, heartfelt, silly and span the wide and emotional landscape of the human experience.
Jonathon Hegg is the youngest of three musical sons whose parents were lifelong music educators. He graduated from Augustana College (now University) with a degree in musical performance. His joint efforts with his brother Jeremy began with Spooncat! and has moved into duets with him as well as numerous larger configurations. He has had the extreme pleasure to play what he refers to as second keyboard and background vocalist as well as being the mixing engineer of the albums made by Spooncat!, Holiday Jam, and anything Hegg Brothers related. He performs music for a living, which began with his first of three years with A South Dakota Acoustic Christmas. Occasionally he arranges for various ensembles and teaches.
Jeremy Hegg, Music Director for Holiday Jam, is the oldest son of two lifelong music educators, grew up in Dell Rapids, South Dakota, and received his music degree from Augustana College in Sioux Falls. He is the staff arranger and composer for the Augustana Brass Choir, Sioux Falls Municipal Band, and many marching band programs throughout the country.
As a performer, Jeremy is known for his band Spooncat!, which has performed throughout the region since 1996. He has performed around the country and throughout Europe with artists ranging from Smokey Robinson to Chuck Berry. In recent years, he has been a featured guest pianist with South Dakota Acoustic Christmas. In 2008, Jeremy started The Radio Specialists, a group that includes several Holiday Jam members. Jeremy was also the 2003 recipient of the Mayor’s Award for the Performing Arts.
Originally from South Dakota, Jimmy Goings is famous for being the lead singer and writer for Santa Esmeralda (now Generation Esmeralda) from 1977-1982. He has played with several South Dakota bands, including Ma’s Boy & Wonderband which were both inducted into the South Dakota Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Jimmy has worked with Hank since 1997 when they produced his album “World Beat Cowboy” which went on to win SD Album of the Year. They just finished their sixth Studio Album together.
COVID 19 Policies
In order to help ensure the safety of all audience members, performers, volunteers, and staff members, masks will be required during this event regardless of vaccination status. For a full list of our current COVID-19 policies, please view our guidelines. If you have any questions regarding this policy, please email [email protected].