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. Further information on Homegrown Music may be obtained via the World Wide Web at http://homegrownmusic.info and http://mywvia.org/radio/homegrown-music
July 7 Marcus Eaton. A Homegrown Music special guest appearance.
Idaho-based guitarist, composer and vocalist released The Story of Now,
which won the Graham Award for best CD of 2007 on Mixed Bag. Recently, Eaton
has been performing extensively in the Northeast, so he stopped by to pay a
visit to the series. It's not exactly Homegrown this time, but the music is
quite remarkable. He performs a set of brand new pieces marked by his
fascinating. rhythmically intricate style and his impressive acoustic guitar
technique. With a little help from looping technology he performs rich
arrangements of his music by himself in real time. (Encore from 2008).
July 14 Malaker & Baransky. A folk-rock trio from Norheastern PA making their Homegrown Music debut with a collection of original music, often with whimsical lyrics.
July 21 Don Shappelle. From the Wilkes-Barre area, folksinger and
songwriter Don Shappelle is a long-time guest on the Homegrown Music series,
first appearing on the series in the 1970s. Over the years, he has stayed true
to the music, and has appeared with Pete Seeger on several occasions. He
returns to HGM after a four-year absence, to perform a new collection of his
July 28 The Ann Kerstetter Band. A high-school Spanish
teacher from Northumberland, PA, Ms. Kerstetter was also the winner of the 2008
Billtown Blues Festival challenge. A life-long singer, and performer in
regional bands since the 1960s, Ms. Kerstetter makes her debut appearance on
Homegrown Music with a great band of musicians from the region, including
pianist Greg Burgess and bassist Andy Seal, among others.