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November 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. A special feature during October is a Homegrown Music jazz concert on November 13. Homegrown Music will be preempted on November 7 for election coverage. Further information on Homegrown Music may be obtained via the World Wide Web at http://homegrownmusic.info

Nov. 13 A Homegrown Music Live Concert with the HAL GALPER TRIO and the GAPTIME ENSEMBLE. WVIA's series of live monthly concert broadcasts continues with an evening of great jazz from the region.
Hal Galper is an acclaimed jazz pianist who spent several years with the Grammy-Award winning Phil Woods Group. Since then, he has been winning critical praise for his solo recordings. His latest recording Agents of Change features bassist Tony Marino and drummer Billy Mintz. The trio will be making their Homegrown Music debut with a mixture of original compositions and Galper's creative treatment of standards.

Hal Galper
Hal Gapler
Gaptime Ensemble
The Gaptime Ensemble performing at the Delaware Water Gap Celebration of the Arts
The Gaptime Ensemble, led by pianist/arranger Wolfgang Knittel, is a distinctive Poconos-based group which uses instrumentation similar to a Dixieland band, including a tuba for bass, to perform arrangements of music from numerous eras of jazz. It is one of the groups assembled for the Delaware Water Gap Celebration of the Arts, where they have been regulars, though they rarely perform elsewhere. Homegrown Music listeners will have a chance to hear Gaptime's music that is spirited and entertaining, as well as musically and historically fascinating.

As usual, WVIA's members are listeners are invited to attend the two-hour concert at the station's Public Broadcasting Center headquarters. Admission is free by advance reservation. Phone 570-655-2808 to place reservations. (Note: Start time: 8:00 PM)

Nov. 14 Josh Pratt. Tunkhannock, PA singer-songwriter Josh Pratt is known for his engaging, often wistful songs, many of them set in towns in our area. This encore from 2004 features a solo performance of a fine collection of his original compositions.

Josh Pratt
Josh Pratt recording for Homegrown Music

George Wesley Band
George Wesley (center) with Peter Fritz (left) and Chris Condel (right)
Nov. 21 George Wesley Band. One of the most popular and durable of regional musicians, George Wesley has been a guest on the Homegrown Music series almost since the beginning in 1976. Known for his infectious reggae and world music influenced sound, Wesley returns to Homegrown Music for an all-new collection of irresistible songs featuring his trio with bassist Peter Fritz and drummer Chris Condel.

Nov. 28 Lisa Moscatiello and Rosey Shipley. Known for her stunningly beautiful vocals, Lisa Moscatiello has a repertoire that runs from jazz to Celtic. The Celtic side is emphasized in this 2004 encore performance with fiddler Rosey Shipley.

Lisa Moscatiello and Rosie Shipley
Lisa Moscatiello (left) and Rosie Shipley at WVIA

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