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. A special feature during February is a live Homegrown Music concert broadcast in the 18th. Homegrown Music will be preempted on the 12th for the State of the Union Address. 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
Feb. 5 Steve Brosky with Jim Meyer. Veteran Lehigh Valley singer-songwriter Steve Brosky appears in a acoustic session with virtuoso lead acoustic guitarist Jim Meyer, performing Brosky's astute, often wry and witty songs. (Encore from 2008).
Feb. 18 A Live Homegrown Music Concert with THE CLICKARD CONSORTIUM and CRAIG ALAN. WVIA's unique series of monthly live radio concert-broadcasts this month features a jazz big band and a soul and funk-influenced singer-songwriter and his group.
The Clickard Consortium is a 10-piece "little big band" founded by trumpeter
and arranger Stephen Clickard, the chairperson of the Music, Theatre and Dance
department at Bloomsburg University. The band includes first rate musicians
from Northeastern and Central Pennsylvania performing creative arrangements of
jazz standards and original compositions.
As usual, WVIA's members and listeners are invited to attend the two-hour concert broadcast in the station's Sordoni Theater. Admission is free by advance reservation. Reservations may be made at the WVIA website at wvia.org, or by calling 570-655-2808. Note: Start time: 8:00 PM.
Feb. 19 Gleason's Drift. From the Pottsville, PA, area comes Gleason's Drift, a great blues-influenced rock band making their Homegrown Music debut with some new original music.
Feb. 26 Cosmic Stepping Stones. This Homegrown Music Archive presentation is a 2003 session featuring the delightful and ethereal original music of Cosmic Stepping Stones, a trio from Upstate New York. The centerpiece of their sound is the composing and vocals of Leah Pinnivaia.