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. A special feature during January is a archive anthology with a collection of music from memorable early Homegrown Music sessions on the 18th. 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
Jan. 4 Round Mountain. One of the more distinctive groups to
appear on Homegrown Music in recent years, Round Mountain consists of two
brothers who play a remarkable number of instruments, from African kora to
accordion, sometimes two at a time. Their music is as eclectic as their
instrumentation, drawing on folk, world music, and their own imagination.
Jan. 11 Don Slepian. Stroudsburg area composer, synthesist and
guitarist describes himself on his business card as "technologist." Known
nationally for his electronic music, he was resident music technologist years
ago at the famed Bell Labs. He makes his Homegrown Music debut performing music
that combines classical orchestral sounds, realized electronically, with
improvisation, performed in real time. The result is fascinating and very
Jan. 18 A Homegrown Archive Anthology. As part of WVIA's winter membership drive, series producer George Graham presents a segment drawing on the 35-plus year achive of regional artist performances, emphasizing some of the memorable and often-requested segments from the early decades. Many were digitally restored from the original reel-to-reel analog recordings.