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. A special feature during July is an encore of a memorable 2000 Celtic-influenced concert by Lisa Moscatiello and her group on the 14th. Further information on Homegrown Music may be obtained via the World Wide Web at http://homegrownmusic.info andhttp://www.wvia.org/radio/local/homegrown-music/
|July 7 Fife & Drom. An eclectic bluesy band based in New York, featuring principal songwriter, lead vocalist and Wilkes-Barre native Abby Ahmad. Fife & Drom play a distinctive blend of rock with an undercurrent of folk, taking an original approach to the blues. This is an encore of their 2014 session.|
July 14 A Homegrown Music Concert Encore with Lisa Moscatiello. During the Homegrown Music Concert series’ summer hiatus, series producer George Graham is presenting memorable concerts from the archive. Lisa Moscatiello is a remarkable singer with an eclectic stylistic range, Ms. Moscatiello performs music ranging from jazzy to Celtic. She is joined by renowned Celtic harpist Sue Richards and cellist Fred Lieder. (Recorded 9/29/2000).
|July 21 Midnight Pilot. A first-rate Americana group, Midnight Pilot’s members include two brothers, and have been making music together since childhood. Their debut eponymous album Midnight Pilot has been featured on WVIA’s Mixed Bag. The group makes their Homegrown Music debut with a collection of mostly new songs.|
|July 28 Jason O. It has been close to five years since Jason Olcese’s last studio session on Homegrown Music. Since then, he has been attracting enthusiastic audiences from his State College, PA base with his appealing folk-influenced music woven with loop- and sample-based funk influence.|
|July 29 Jason Miles. Jazz keyboard man has had lengthy jazz career including a stint with Miles Davis on his Tutu album, as well as recordings with Luther Vandross and Davis Sanborn. He recently released Kind of New, a collaboration with trumpet luminary Ingrid Jenson. He makes his Homegrown Music debut in solo performances on piano and electronic keyboard. (Note: start time 7:00 during WVIA’s All That Jazz)|