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May 2013

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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. A special feature during May is a live Homegrown Music concert broadcast in the 13th. 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

May 7 My Glorious Mess. This New York-based band has strong ties to the Scranton area. The have released three CD-EPs and have been attracting attention on a national level with their intelligent, melodic music. Headed by Joseph Blaise, the group put in a live Homegrown Music concert in 2012. Prior to that, they did a recording session which spotlighted new versions of album material plus new songs. This spring 2012 session is featured in this encore.

My Glorious Mess
My Glorious Mess at WVIA

May 13 A Homegrown Music Live Concert with TONY CIMOROSI & NY INTERNATIONAL and the JESSE LYNCH TRIO. WVIA's unique monthly series of live radio concert broadcasts continues with some jazz-rock fusion music.

Tony Cimorosi
Tony Cimorosi
Bassist Tony Cimorosi is a long-time veteran of the Homegrown Music series going back to the 1980s. But it has been a number of years since his last appearance. Since then he has been touring extensively and recording with artists such as Randy Brecker and Alex Foster, who appeared on Cimorosi's last CD Horizon. For this Homegrown Music concert, he has assembled a trio with guitarist Nat Janoff and drummer Koko Bermedjo to perform some new original compositions.

Pianist Jesse Lynch has been making a name for himself in both the classical and jazz worlds. He makes his Homegrown Music debut with in a jazz trio with bassist Joe Michaels and drummer Tyler Dempsey.

Jesse Lynch
Jesse Lynch
As usual, WVIA's members and listeners are invited to be part of the studio audience for this two-hour live concert broadcast at WVIA's Sordoni Theater. Admission is free by advance reservation. Call 570-655-2808 or go to http://wvia.org.

Alfa in the studio at WVIA
May 14 Alfa. Philippine-born New Jersey-based singer-songwriter Alfa Garcia makes her Homegrown Music debut with a solo performance of her appealing original songs including some on played on ukulele. Her CD World Go Blue has been featured on WVIA's Mixed Bag, and has been getting airplay across the country. She performs acoustic versions of some of the songs plus new material.

May 21 E.G. Kight. This blues-oriented singer-songwriter from Georgia (with ties to the Williamsport area) has an interesting career. The first part of her musical life was in country music, appearing on the Grand Ole Opry. But when she heard the late Koko Taylor, Ms. Kight gave up country for the blues and has become a popular national-touring artist on the blues scene. Her songs have been recorded by Ms. Taylor and Saffire the Uppity Blueswomen among others. This Archive Encore is a solo session from 2003 that was her Homegrown Music debut.

E.G. Kight
E.G. Kight
Empire of the Sea
Empire of the Sea studio at WVIA

May 28 Empire of the Sea. From the Wilkes-Barre/Wyomig Valley area comes the instrumental rock band Empire of the Sea, who combine influences ranging from jazz-rock fusion to alternative rock. They make their Homegrown Music debut with a set of original compositions.

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