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June 2012

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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 and is broadcast Tuesdays at 9:00 PM. Further information on Homegrown Music may be obtained via the World Wide Web at http://homegrownmusic.info and http://www.wvia.org/radio/wvia-fm-programs/homegrown-music

June 5 Po Boyz. Po Boyz are a funky organ-based trio who do original music in the Sixties soul tradition. Their 2010 CD Country Funk received national attention and was featured on the Mixed Bag Weekly album review. This is an encore of their 2011 Homegrown Music debut, spotlighing their rhythmically contagious music, including some non-album material.

Po Boyz
Po Boyz in the studio at WVIA

Drew Kelly
Drew Kelly up against the wall at WVIA
June 12 Drew Kelly. Scranton-based folksinger-songwriter Drew Kelly is a young man who is very much steeped in the folk traditions of the 1960s, with original poetic original songs that sometimes offer commentaries on the world. He makes his third Homegrown Music appearance with a new collection of his compositions.

June 19 A Homegrown Music Concert Archive Encore featuring RAILROAD EARTH. Railroad Earth has become one of the top bands on the national jam-band circuit with their mixture of bluegrass, rock and creative compositions. The group's founding members were Homegrown Music veterans from bands including Blue Sparks and From Good Homes. The group put in an amazing live concert for Homegrown Music in 2002, and highlights of that performance a from decade ago are presented as a special concert encore.

Raidroad Earth
Railroad Earth (from band's website)

Hannah Bingman
Hannah Bingman with Keenan Barbour-March at WVIA

June 26 Hannah Bingman. From North Central PA, singer-songwriter Hannah Bingman incorporates folk, blues and rock influences in her original songs. This edition of Homegrown Music is an encore of her 2005 series debut, featuring percussionist Keenan Barbour-March.

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