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May 2014

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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. Special features during May include a live Homegrown Music Concert Broadcast on the 12th, and a Mixed Bag 40th anniversary segment on 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/local/homegrown-music/

May 4 Sublunar Minds. An ecnore of the 2012 Homegrown Music debut of a creative alternative rock/funk band with trumpet.

Sublunar Minds
Sublunar Minds at WVIA

May 12 Live Homegrown Music concert with MIZ and JON FULLER. WVIA's unique monthly series of live radio concert broadcasts continues with two mostly acoustic performances.

Jon Fuller
Jon Fuller at the WVIA Steinway
Classically trained singer-songwriter Jon Fuller released a CD last year called "Skipping Away from Dissonance" which was a Mixed Bag album review feature. After a very enjoyable Homegrown Music studio session last year, he makes his first live Homegrown Music concert appearance.

MiZ, led by NE PA guitarist and singer-songwriter Mike Mizwinski has become quite popular on the regional and national jam band scene. The group returns returns to the Homegrown Music concert series after four years, with revised personnel and new material that features Mizwinski's impressive acoutsic guitar work.

Mike Mizwinski
Mike Mizwinski on a previous Homegrown Music segmenr
As usual, WVIA's members and listeners are invited to attend the live concert in the station's Sordoni Theater. Free audience seating is available by advance reservation on a first-come-first-served basis. Go to http://wvia.org or call 570-655-2808. (Note: Start time: 8:00 PM)

May 13 Four Decades of Homegrown Music. May 13 is the 40th anniversary of the start of Mixed Bag as a daily program on WVIA-FM. Homegrown Music has been a weekly part of the program since 1976. Series founder, host and producer George Graham goes into the archive and features memorable material from each of the decades of the series, from the 1970s to the 2010s. Note: Start time 8:30 PM.

May 20 Gann Brewer. Rootsy, folk oriented singer-songwriter, a native of the Mississippi makes his Homegrown Music debut with memorable original music in a solo setting.

Gann Brewer
Gann Brewer recording for Homegrown Music

The Five Percent
The Fiver Percent performing on a Homegrown Music Concert
May 27 The Five Percent. A first-rate and popular rock band from Northeastern PA, the Five Percent have released four albums and sold over 10,000 copies. This 2007 Homegrown Music recording session features some of their outstanding original material.

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