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January 2006

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. Homegrown Music (HGM), presents new performances most Tuesdays at 9:00 PM. Special features during January include a Homegrown Jazz special on the 4th, a live Homegrown Music concert on the 16th, and an anthology special on the 17th. Further information on Homegrown Music may be obtained via the World Wide Web at http://homegrownmusic.info

Jan. 3 Bob Malone. A great New Orleans style pianist, and a witty songwriter, New Jersey native Bob Malone tours around the country, often performing in his home region. This encore of his debut Homegrown Music session from 2002 features some of his best songs, along with some impressive blues and boogie-woogie style piano.

Bob Malone
Bob Malone at the WVIA Steinway

jazz2005 Jan 4 A Homegrown Jazz 2005 Sampler. During 2005, Homegrown Music presented a wealth of jazz specials. This segment features a cross-section of the jazz performances, from the past year, from both studio sessions and live concerts. (Note: Start time 7:00 PM, during WVIA's All That Jazz)

Lumber Truck
Lumber Truck in the studio at WVIA
Jan. 10 Lumber Truck. A great young jam band from the Scranton makes their Homegrown Music debut with an engaging set of original music marked by strong musicianship.

Jan. 11 A Homegrown Jazz Special: THE ID TRIO PLUS ONE. First featured last October, this outstanding quartet features second-generation jazz musicians Adam Niewood (son of Gerry Niewood) and Noah Jarrett (son of Keith Jarrett) along with percussionist Rohin Khemani and a fine young guitarist Jesse Lewis. More new original music by Niewood and Jarrett is presented in this session. (Note Start time 7:00 PM, during WVIA's All That Jazz.)

Jan. 16 A Homegrown Music Concert with RON SUNSHINE. WVIA's unique series of monthly live concert-broadcasts marks the new year with an appearance by one of the hippest blues and swing vocalists on the scene. Ron Sunshine is no stranger to Homegrown Music, with appearances going back to 1994, and he is always welcome back. He'll be doing two sets with the latest edition of his band of first-rate jazz musicians.

As usual, WVIA's listeners are invited to be part of the studio audience in this two-hour live presentation from the WVIA studios. Admission is free by advance reservation. Call 570-655-2808 for free reservations. (Note: Start time 8:00 PM.)

Ron Sunshine Band
Ron Sunshine (playing harmonica) with a big band on Homegrown Music Concert in 2002

Jan. 17 A Homegrown Music Anthology Special: ACOUSTIC GUITARISTS. This week, Homegrown Music producer George Graham presents a set of some of the many outstanding acoustic guitarists who have appeared on the series in recent years, from folk to new age to jazz.

Jan. 24 Bo Jamison. A fine bluegrass-style singer-songwriter formerly of Tunkhannock, PA, Ms. Jamison left the area a few years ago, and is now a prominent member of the all-female bluegrass quartet the Tennessee Heart Strings Band. This encore features music from some of her four Homegrown Music sessions from the late 1990s.

Brazz Tree
Brad Hammonds and Mazz Swift of Brazz Tree
Jan. 31 Brazz Tree. This unique and eclectic duo features a Julliard trained violinst-vocalist and a distinctive acoustic guitarist. Their recent CD Quest has been featured on Mixed Bag. They make their Homegrown Music debut with a collection of new non-album music. Note: Special Start Time: 8:00 PM

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