Homegrown Music is WVIA-FM's exclusive series which each week showcases the talents of regional contemporary music artists in recordings produced in the WVIA-FM studios by series host George Graham. Heard Tuesdays at 9:00 PM, Homegrown Music (HGM), presents new performances many weeks. Further information on Homegrown Music may be obtained via the World Wide Web at http://homegrownmusic.info and http://www.wvia.org/radio/homegrown-music
Mar. 2 SGR. SGR was an 8-piece funk and ska band featuring a
tight horn section, and danceable original material. From the Lehigh Valley and
nearby New Jersey, they were together between 1996 and 2005 and toured up and
down the East Coast, performing regularly in the WVIA listening area. The group
went their separate ways not long after this 2005 session, which captured the
band at the top of their form. (Encore)|
Mar. 9 The Trapps. A fine roots rock band from Upstate New York, the Trapps released their CD Cheap Seats to considerable acclaim and airplay on WVIA's Mixed Bag. The band make their Homegrown Music debut with mostly new, non-album material.
Mar. 16 Kenny Luck. Wyoming Valley singer-songwriter Kenny Luck has been appearing on Homegrown Music since his teens. Now, after studying at the Berklee College of Music in Boston, he is back with a new collection of songs and a diverse group accompanying him.
Mar. 23 Ed Pall. A fine guitarist from the Wilkes-Barre area,
Pall took up the harp guitar, an distinctive antique instrument with an extra
set of strings. This archive edition of the program from 2000 features a
wonderful set of traditional and original instrumental pieces.
Mar. 30 The Cosmic American Derelicts. This long-running New Jersey band has had evolving personnel and ranges from roots rock, to country influence, to a jam-band sound. This 2007 session spotlights the group incorporating those stylistic ingredients in their tasteful original compositions. (Encore)