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April 2009

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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. Special features during April include a live concert-broadcast on the 6th. 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

Apr. 6 A Homegrown Music Concert with THE GODINEZ BROTHERS and STEVE BROSKY with JIM MEYER. WVIA's unique monthly series of live concert-broadcasts continues with two acts returning to the series after an extended absence.

Rod and Jonathan Godinez and their band from the Wilkes-Barre area, combine a funky rhythmic approach with interesting, often jazzy original material. They recently released an eponymous CD, and have been touring in support of the recording. They return to Homegrown Music after nearly ten years, to perform their outstanding new music.

Godinez Brothers
The Godinez Brothers Band

Brosky and Meyer
Steve Brosky and Jim Meyer recording at WVIA
Steve Brosky is a bit of a musical institution in the Lehigh Valley: a long-time member and leader of various bands, and a solo artist with a lengthy career. He and guitar ace Jim Meyer have lately been performing as an acoustic duo, and they did a recording session for the Homegrown Music series last year. Steve and Jim return for a live performance of Steve's catchy and often witty songs. It will be Steve's first live Homegrown Music concert since 2002.

As usual, WVIA's listeners are invited to attend the two-hour concert in the station's High Definition Studio Theater. Admission is free by advance reservations. Reservations may be made on-line at http//www.wvia.org or by phone at 570-655-2808. Note: Start time 8:00 PM.

Apr. 7 Chromatica. This instrumental jazz-rock fusion trio is based in the Bloomsburg area and is led by guitarist Ric DelNero. They serve up creative original electric music that highlights the group's fine compositions and musicianship in this encore of a 2006 session.

Chromatica: L to R: Dave Sabo, David Eisenhour, Ric DelNero

Apr. 14 Robin Hackett. This is one from the Homegrown Music archive. Singer-songwriter Robin Hackett put in one memorable appearance on the program in 1999, that spotlighted her excellent writing and very appealing vocals. Her style has been described as "urban folk." Since this session, she has left the region to live in the Dallas, Texas area, but this gem from the archive is definitely worth revisiting.

Apr. 21 Doerfel Family Bluegrass. This remarkable family from Upstate New York plays bluegrass at a truly world-class level, with five siblings ranging in age from 12 to 19. They have been attracting considerable attention and have been playing the national bluegrass festival circuit. They perform both original and traditional music in this 2007 Homegrown Music session at WVIA.

Doerfel Family
Doerfel Family Bluegrass Band

Apr. 28 Concert Clips. A part of WVIA's annual spring fundraising drive, this week's segment, expanded to 90 minutes, will feature some memorable performances from recent Homegrown Music concerts to provide an opportunity for fans to support the series and its unique commitment to the regional music scene. Note: Start time 8:30 PM.

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