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December 2010

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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. Heard Tuesdays at 9:00 PM, Homegrown Music (HGM), presents new performances many weeks. A special feature during December is the annual year-end sampler of new music presented during 2010. Further information on Homegrown Music may be obtained via the World Wide Web at http://homegrownmusic.info and http://www.wvia.org/radio/homegrown-music

Dec. 7 Andy Scott. In 2009 jazzy singer-songwriter Andy Scott released his CD Don't Tempt Fate which featured a guest appearance by Madeleine Peyroux. It was spotlighted on the Mixed Bag weekly album review. He also made his Homegrown Music debut with a collection of new material. This edition of the program reprises that 2009 session.

Andy Scott
Andy Scott in the studio at WVIA

Marcus Eaton Band
Marcus Eaton band at WVIA. Left to right: Ben Burleigh, Kevin Rogers, Marcus Eaton.
Dec. 14 Marcus Eaton Band. Creative composer, virtuosic guitarist and singer-songwriter Marcus Eaton returns to Homegrown Music with a new set of original material. His 2007 CD Story of Now was top album on Mixed Bag's Graham Awards. He recently released a new recording As If You Had Wings, which has already been getting high praise for its sophisticated mostly acoustic rock, and also spotlighted on the Mixed Bag weekly album review. On this Homegrown Music segment, he debuts brand new material, performing with his band including drummer Kevin Rogers and bassist Ben Burleigh.

Dec. 21 Rick Sirota with Mark Davis. From the Homegrown Music archive comes this fine 1999 session with Lehigh Valley singer-songwriter Rick Sirota, who appeared on the series in the 1970s as part of a satirical group. This session features Sirota's articulate original songs with percussionist Mark Davis.

Dec. 28 The Annual Homegrown Music Year-End Sampler. Each year Homegrown Music presents dozens of new performances in a wide variety of styles. This 90-minute special features a cross-section of the music from both the studio session and the live concerts of 2010.

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