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 and is broadcast Tuesdays at 9:00 PM. Further information on Homegrown Music may be obtained via the World Wide Web at http://homegrownmusic.info and http://www.wvia.org/radio/wvia-fm-programs/homegrown-music
Sept. 11 OTiS. A great funk-influenced band with horns makes its Homegrown Music debut with a great collection of danceable original music. OTiS' debut release Music Elevator, which has been featured on WVIA's Mixed Bag has also been getting airplay around the country. They perform some new material not yet recorded.
Sept. 18 A Homegrown Music Concert Encore with CANTINERO. Before the Homegrown Music live concert series resumes in October, producer George Graham is presenting highlights from some of the more memorable concerts in the archive. This time it's an outstanding 2005 performance by a band headed by British-born composer, vocalist and multi-instrumentalist Chris Hicken, nicknamed Cantinero for the bartender job he had. He enjoyed success in his home country, and then came to the US and made the first Cantinero album mostly by himself. But to perform live, he recruited some outstanding musicians who put on this show for Homegrown Music, combining sophisticated original tunes with some art-rock influence, along with Hicken's outstanding vocals. Originally scheduled for August 28.
Sept. 25 Scott Chasolen. Singer-songwriter and pianist Chasolen
divides his time among touring worldwide as keyboard man for the popular Pink
Floyd tribute band The Machine, a fusion band called Ulu, and his own work as a
singer-songwriter. The latter is featured on for his third Homegrown Music
appearance with a new collection of his songs marked by creative lyrics and
jazzy musical backing. He will again be joined by his regular trio with Adam
Minkoff on bass and Josh Giunta on drums.|