Apr. 4 A Homegrown Anthology: HUMOROUS AND NOVELTY SONGS. A few days after April Fool's Day, Homegrown Music presents a collection of funny, quirky, and good-naturedly weird music taken from the archive.
Apr. 5 A Homegrown Jazz Special: THE BILL GOODWIN QUARTET, part 2. Grammy Award winning drummer and producer Goodwin, known for his more than 30 years with the Phil Woods Group, has assembled a fine young group as a side-project, including saxophonist Adam Niewood, pianist Frank LoCrasto and bassist Matt Brewer. The group chose Homegrown Music to make their recorded debut, and the result was a prolific session. The first part was presented last week on the series, and part two is heard this time. (Note: Start time: 7:00 PM, during WVIA's All That Jazz.)
Apr. 10 A Homegrown Music Live Concert with LOUIE SETZER AND THE APPALACHIAN MOUNTAIN BOYS and BRAZZ TREE. WVIA's unique series of monthly live concert broadcasts continues with some traditional bluegrass, and a very distinctive duo featuring violin and guitar.
Louie Setzer is veteran bluegrass artist who, over a long career, has been
winning audiences with his classic style, including both bluegrass standards
and original music. His group includes both hot young members and long-time
seasoned "pickers." They make their Homegrown Music debut in what promises to
be a great performance of traditional bluegrass.
|Brazz Tree is the duo of violinist Mazz Swift and guitarist Brad Hammonds. Ms. Swift is a Julliard-trained violinist who also worked as a New York subway performer, where she attracted considerable attention. Her influences run from heavy-metal through Celtic. Brad Hammonds performs in a distinctive percussive acoustic guitar style influenced by people like Michael Hedges. He also counts Ani DiFanco as an inspiration. Together they create fascinating, remarkably wide-ranging music original music, and some occasional remarkable reworkings of older songs.
Apr. 11 A Homegrown Music Request Special. A few times a year, Homegrown Music producer George Graham sets aside a program for listeners to request their favorites from the series, which has presented over 600 artists and groups over 30 years. To place requests for this 90-minute segment, phone 570-655-2808, preferably at least a day in advance. (Note: Start time 8:30 PM)
Apr. 18 Walter Prezelski. Singer-songwriter and
multi-instrumentalist Walter Prezelski, from Uniondale, PA, returns to the
series with a new collection of his always-distinctive songs, marked by
often-unconventional lyrics, and his deep bass voice.
Apr. 25 Ric Delnero and Chromatica. This trio from the
Bloomsburg, PA area, describes their music as "electric jazz." They return to
Homegrown Music with a new collection of their original instrumental music,
featuring creative compositions and fine guitar work.