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 and Saturdays at 6 PM on WVIA-HD2. 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/
|Mar. 5 Lex and Joe. Singer-songwriter Lex Romane and sax/clarinet player Joe Riillo are two long-time musical partners who were part of the Northeast PA music scene, but relocated to Maine a number of years ago. Sadly, Joe Riillo passed away on January 19. We remember him in this encore of a 1998 Homegrown Music session with a combination of original songs and creative cover versions.
|Mar. 12 Poor Man’s Gambit. Homegrown Music’s pre-St. Patrick’s Day edition features an encore of a 2015 session by an outstanding Irish/Celtic influenced trio from the Lehigh Valley, founded by multi-instrumentalist Corey Purcell.
|Mar. 19 Matt Filer. Acoustic singer-songwriter Matt Filer, from Jim Thorpe, PA, makes his second Homegrown Music appearance with a new set of appealing original songs, performed in a solo acoustic setting.
|Mar. 26 Mountain Wave. A trio of veteran rock musicians from the Upper Delaware River Valley who got together in 2015, Mountain Wave made their Homegrown Music debut in 2017 with first-rate original material than runs from roots-rock to jam-band influenced. This is an encore of that session.