Bluegrass at its best


Homestretch Ride is a Chicago area based four piece string band who’s first love is Bluegrass, but Americana, Folk, Country, Blues, ain’t far behind!!!

With over ninety years combined performing experience, Homestretch Ride plays the best of traditional and contemporary bluegrass music; that’s right, AMERICA’S MUSIC! We play a combination of bluegrass classics from legends like Bill Monroe, Flatt and Scruggs, and Jimmy Martin, to newer tunes by such bands as The Bluegrass Album Band, Hot Rize, Seldom Scene, Blue Highway, and even a Grateful Dead tune here or there, to name but a few. We have some original songs that we do, that we’re sure you’ll enjoy. We play Americana, folk, and blues, as well.

Upcoming Shows

Hawthorne Race Course
3501 S. Laramie, Stickney/Cicero, IL
May 6, 2016
6pm • All ages
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Tailgate N’ Tallboys
Chillicothe, IL, Three Sisters Park
June 24 & 25, 2016
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Frankfort Bluegrass on the Green
Breidert Green in downtown Frankfort, IL
July 9 & 10, 2016
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Our musical roots and influences are diverse, eclectic, and solid. From Joe Binder (mandolin) and Bill Brier (upright bass) and their classical and jazz roots and training, to Phil Loranger’s long time connection to Scruggs style banjo and Phil Collins’ love of The Beatles and The Allman Brothers and bluegrass flatpicking, the members of Homestretch Ride bring it home and cross the finish line with a winning combination of great American acoustic music. We promise to put a smile on your face and in your heart, and get your toes a tappin’!

Listen to our music on Reverbnation here

Life is good, but it’s even better with music, America’s Music. Hope we see you soon on up ahead!