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November 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. A special feature during November is a live concert with the Bog Swing Band and The Currys. 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

Nov. 3 A Homegrown Music Concert with THE BOG SWING BAND and THE CURRYS. WVIA's series of unique monthly live two-hour concert broadcasts continues with an evening of diverse acoustic music from WVIA's Sordoni Theater.
The Bog Swing Band is a hot acoustic jazz group in the Django Reinhardt tradition. Led by guitarist Roy Williams, and featuring violin, reeds and percussion, the band does irresistibly swinging world-class arrangements of jazz standards and other eclectic material.

The Currys are a folky family trio consisting of two brothers Jimmy and Tommy Curry, and cousin Galen Curry. They have been developing a national following for their excellent original folk-rock music performed with the kind of vocal harmonies of family members who have been singing together for most of their lives. Their album Follow was featured on the Mixed Bag weekly album review, and they did a studio session for Homegrown Music. They make their Homegrown Music concert debut.

The Currys
The Currys at WVIA
As usual, the concert will be broadcast and streamed live on WVIA-FM. Free audience seating is available by reservation at http://www.wvia.org/about/sordoni-theater-reservations/ or at 570-655-2808. Note: Start time: 8:00 PM

John Ginty Band
The John Ginty Band performing in a Homegrown Music concert at WVIA
Nov. 4 John Ginty Band. John Ginty is a ubiquitous keyboard man who had been a busy studio musician for a couple of decades, recording with artists from Lou Reed to the Dixie Chicks, and being a founding member of Robert Randolph and the Family Band. Last year, he released a solo album called Bad News Travels, emphasizing his bluesy side. This HGM segment is an encore of a group Ginty put together in 2000, spotlighting his Hammond B3 organ playing.

Nov. 11 Scott Chasolen. New Jersey keyboard man and singer-songwriter Scott Chasolen has had a multifaceted career. He was in a fusion group called Ulu, and he is a long-time member of The Machine, one of the leading Pink Floyd Tribute bands. But he has released some well-received albums as a singer-songwriter-pianist. This encore features music from his Homegrown Music sessions, which were later compiled into a CD called Portrait.

Scott Chasolen
Scott Chasolen at WVIA
Romy at WVIA
Nov. 18 Romy Balvers. Dutch born singer-songwriter Romy Balvers (known professionally as Romy) came to the US in 2009 and has established herself as a respected artist in the New York area. Earlier this year, she released her debut album Unbound which has been featured on WVIA's Mixed Bag. She makes her Homegrown Music debut with some new non-album songs.

Nov. 25 Noam Weinstein. Witty singer-songwriter-guitarist Noam Weinstein recently released his sixth album Bottle Fed, a collection of songs inspired by his becoming a father. This 2012 Homegrown Music session features Weinstein's creative songs performed in a solo acoustic setting on both guitar and piano.

Scott Chasolen
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