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April 2019

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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 and Saturdays at 6 PM on WVIA-HD2. A special feature during April is a live blues concert on the 15th. 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/

Apr. 2 Gingermon. Tim Gandee, a/k/a Gingermon is a reggae artist of Irish descent, who recently released his band’s debut album Baked to Perfection. The band makes their first appearance on Homegrown Music with a batch of great original, danceable music, with performances often taking a different approach than their album.
Gingermon band in the studio at WVIA
Apr. 9 Teen Town. Named after a composition by bassist Jaco Pastorius, Teen Town is a trio of jazz-rock fusion prodigies, whose members are literally teens, with bassist extraordinaire Gabriel Severn still in middle school. They were a big hit at the 2018 Scranton Jazz Festival, and they make their Homegrown Music debut with world class playing, performing their arrangements of music of some of the fusion pioneers.
Teen Town
Teen Town: Connor Rorher, Gabriel Severn, and Logan Bedard in the studio for Homegrown Music

Apr. 15 A Homegrown Music Concert with DAVE KEYES and the GABE STILLMAN BAND. WVIA’s unique series of monthly live radio concert broadcasts presents an evening of the blues.
Dave Keyes is one of the most ubiquitous blues pianists on the scene, working with artists like Popa Chubby, the late Bo Diddley, Tracy Nelson Gladys Knight, and many others. He has released six albums on his own. The most recent The Healing was featured on the Mixed Bag album review series. He last appeared on Homegrown Music as a member of Alexis P. Suter’s band. He makes his first appearance as a leader on Homegrown Music at the WVIA Steinway.
Dave Keyes
Dave Keyes
Gabe Stillman is a young bluesman based in Williamsport. A graduate of the Berklee College of Music, he has been attracting a lot of attention, including being a finalist in the 2019 International Blues Challenge in Memphis. He’ll be bringing his energetic band for their Homegrown Music debut.
Gabe Stillman
Gabe Stillman
As usual, two-hour the concert will be broadcast live on WVIA-FM and streaming on wvia.org. Free audience seating in the Sordoni Theater in the station’s studios is available for WVIA’s members and listeners on a first-come-first-served basis at http://www.wvia.org/about/sordoni-theater-reservations/ Note: Start time: 8:00 PM

Apr. 16 Jesse Terry. Singer songwriter Jesse Terry’s most recent album Natural features guest appearances from numerous notable artists including Dar Williams and Kim Richey. Terry appeared on Homegrown Music in 2013 with his band, and that session, with appealing, literate original songs, is presented as an encore.
Jesse Terry Band
Jesse Terry (second from left) in the studio at WVIA with his band
Apr. 23 Andy Scott. Andy Scott has had a dual career and an alternative rock performer and a jazz crooner. His original songs, often performed under the name Goat have turned up in TV (“CSI”) and films. From the archive from a decade ago comes this session on the jazzier side, with Scott performing his original songs, in a solo setting at the piano and guitar.
Andy Scott
Andy Scott in the studio at WVIA
Apr. 30 Zak Sobel. When Zak Sobel first appeared on Homegrown Music in 2011, he was a student at Penn State. Now, a nationally touring musician based in New York, with a new EP under his belt, Sobel returns to the series with a new set of original song performed in a solo acoustic setting.
Zak Sobel
Zak Sobel at WVIA

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