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
Aug. 4 A Homegrown Music Anthology of Short-Lived Bands and One-Time Guests. Homegrown Music has presented over 1500 different bands and artists over the years. While many have returned several times, some groups did not last very long. In some cases, their only recording was for Homegrown Music. This segment features a sampling of some memorable music from those ephemeral bands, and performers who made a single appearance.
Aug. 11 56 Men. Named after the assemblage of people who signed
the Declaration of Independence, this Southeast-PA area quintet of long-time
rock veterans recently released an eponymous CD that has been getting national
airplay, including on WVIA's Mixed Bag. The group comprises members of a band
called the Patriots who appeared on Homegrown Music some 20 years ago. 56 Men
group perform their high-quality original rock, marked by strong vocals and
Aug. 18 And the Moneynotes. From the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre area,
this seven-member band serves up eclectic music that runs from
bluegrass-influenced to rock to Old Timey. Among the group's members is violin
phenom Coleman Smith, and their instrumentation also includes both grand piano
and washboard. It's definitely high-spirited, fun music.
Aug. 25 Tom Dennehy. World traveler and eclectic
singer-songwriter Tom Dennehy calls Danville home when he is not living and
teaching English in such locales as Morocco, Japan, Spain and exotic
California. Each time he makes a visit home, he brings with him a new batch of
his unique songs that reflect some of the cultural influences where he has been
spending his time, as well as his ample wit and appealing quirkiness. Once
again, his main instrument is his ukulele.