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. July's special feature is a Homegrown Music request segment on the 3rd. Further information on Homegrown Music may be obtained via the World Wide Web at http://homegrownmusic.info and http://www.wvia.org/radio/homegrown.html
July 3 Homegrown Music Requests. A couple of times a year, series
producer George Graham sets aside a program to play listeners' requests from
the hundreds of regional artists and groups who have appeared on the series
over the past 30-plus years. Listeners may make requests for material from the
Homegrown Music by phoning 570-655-2808, preferably at least a day in advance.
Note: 90-minute special, start time 8:30 PM.
July 10 Jamie Leonhart. A talented singer-songwriter and
multi-instrumentalist, Jamie Leonhart last appeared on the series joining her
husband Michael Leonhart (who when he is not playing his own music, tours and
records with Steely Dan). Ms. Leonhart takes the spotlight this time, with her
own songs which run from jazzy to atmospheric, and her husband joining her in a
supporting role. Ms. Leonhart's superb vocals are spotlighted.
See Jamie Leonhart's harmonium, mentioned in the broadcast.
July 17 Brazz Tree. The remarkable violin-guitar duo of Mazz
Swift and Brad Hammonds returns to Homegrown Music with a new collection of
original songs. They mark the release of their new second CD Spiral On
with a performance of some of the music from that recording as well as other
material. Once again, the Julliard-trained Ms. Swift, and the virtuosic
guitarist Hammonds provide dazzling musicianship as well as outstanding vocals
and creative original compositions. (Brazz Tree are also scheduled to perform
at the third annual WVIA/Central Susquehanna Valley Celtic Festival, in
Sunbury, PA on August 25.)
July 24 The Cosmic American Derelicts. This evolving New Jersey
band makes their fifth appearance on the program, their first in two years.
Their sound has moved from bluesy roots rock to more of a country-influenced
sound, with enjoyable results, with great songwriting and classy
July 31 Caroline Doctorow. A talented singer-songwriter from New
York State, Ms. Doctorow has released four well-received CDs which have been
featured on WVIA's Mixed Bag. She makes he Homegrown Music debut with a solo
acoustic performance of some of the new original songs.