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 features another archive presentation from 1998 on the 15th. 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 1 Michael Leonhart. Composer, arranger, and
multi-instrumentalist is probably best known for his work playing trumpet as a
regular member of Steely Dan over the past decade. But he has maintained his
own career both as a trumpeter and as a singer-songwriter whose music is quite
multi-faceted, running from jazz to neo-psychedelic. He is heard in this encore
of his 2006 Homegrown Music session, which also features his talented wife
Jamie Leonhart, who has also appeared on HGM in her own right.|
July 8 Billy Rogan. A remarkably talented guitarist from the Clarks Summit, PA, area. Rogan performs a set of acoustic guitar instrumentals in a virtuosic style, with a distinctive percussive techniques reminiscent of the late Michael Hedges.
July 15 Dreya Weber. Dreya Weber has had fascinating and varied
career. She was part of the folk rock duo Common Cents, and has also had a
career as an aerialist (trapeze artist), and actress. This encore is from 1999,
and features her appealing original songs in the company of her husband Ned
Farr. Shortly after this session, she moved to the West Coast to take a
recurring roll in the prime-time TV drama The Practice. Lately, she has
been serving as aerial choreographer for shows by Madonna and Pink. We hear the
musical facet of this talented Renaissance Woman.|
July 22 Celeste Triebeneck. From Milford, PA, vocalist Celeste Triebeneck performs traditional and contemporary Celtic and British-Isles music. She appears with guitarist Paul E. Mitchell her impressive Homegrown Music debut.
July 29 Van Wagner. Danville folk singer-songwriter Van Wagner is
a remarkably prolific artist, having released at least 10 CDs. His songs range
from the humorously topical to the poignant, many of them set in Northeastern
Pennsylvania. This HGM segment presents an anthology of some of Wagner's songs
taken from his various Homegrown Music appearances between 1999 and the
Aug. 5 Wally and the Paupacks. A great straight-ahead rock band led by Rick "Noodles" Horvath, Wally and the Paupacks perform an enjoyable collection of first-rate original music in the band's Homegrown Music debut.