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June 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. 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 4 Emily Hurd. A fine-national-level singer-songwriter from the Chicago area, Emily Hurd has toured extensively, including in our area. Last year she released a CD called Long Lost Ghosts, which was featured on Mixed Bag. In this 2012 Homegrown Music session, she performed some new songs, some of which would later appear on a CD with her bluegrass group Stone Blind Valentine. She plays piano and banjo on this session. (Encore)

Emily Hurd
Emily Hurd at WVIA

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Pi Jacobs and her Band at WVIA
June 11 Pi Jacobs. One of those artists whose work has been heard anonymously by many, Ms. Jacobs has written music for numerous TV productions and commercials on MTV, the Oxygen channel, for Macy's stores and others. Earlier this year, she released an EP called Urbanicana which has been featured on WVIA's Mixed Bag. She makes her Homegrown Music debut with a new collection songs, joined by a group that includes bassist Jamie Bishop and acclaimed jazz drummer Jordan Perlson.

June 18 56 Men. From the Philadelphia area, 56 Men return for their third Homegrown Music appearance. The group, named after the number of people who signed the Declaration of Independence, serves up high-quality original melodic rock in a timeless style.

56 Men
56 Men at WVIA
Ian McFeron
Ian McFeron and Alisa Milner in the stutio

June 25 Ian McFeron. A fine roots-rock artist whose recent seventh CD Time Will Take You has been spotlighted on WVIA's Mixed Bag program, Seattle-based Ian McFeron paid Homegrown Music a visit in his recent tour through the region. He was joined by fiddler Alisa Milner in a nice collection of original songs most of which were new, non-album material.

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