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October 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. Note: Homegrown Music will be preempted on October 15 for live coverage of the Democratic presidential debate. 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/

Oct. 1 Jean-Paul Vest. Distinctive singer-songwriter and principal member of the band Last Charge of the Light Horse Jean-Paul Vest performs some of his creative original compositions in a solo electric-guitar/vocal setting in this encore from 2015.
Jean-Paul Vest
Jean-Paul Vest at WVIA in 2015
Oct. 8 Heather Kropf. An outstanding singer-songwriter-pianist from Pittsburgh, who often visits Northeastern, PA, Ms. Kropf recently released a new album called Lights. She returns to Homegrown Music for her second appearance and performs some of the songs from that recording, as well as other new material in an all-new Homegrown Music session.
Heather Kropf
Heather Kropf in the studio at WVIA for Homegrown Music
Oct. 16 A Homegrown Jazz Special with PAUL KENDALL and SKYLER STABIN. Veteran jazz reed man Paul Kendall and 16-year-old Northeastern PA jazz piano phenom Skyler Stabin collaborate on an enjoyable duo session with jazz standards. Kendall performs on bass clarinet and alto flute in addition to sax, in this all-new session. Note broadcast during WVIA’s All That Jazz at 7:00 PM.
Paul Kendall and Skyler Stabin
Paul Kendall and Skyler Stabin in the WVIA studio at their Homegrown Music sesson.
Oct. 22 A Homegrown Music Concert Encore with NEAL CASAL. Many were saddened by the news of the passing of guitarist, singer and songwriter Neal Casal in late August at the age of 50. A New Jersey native, he had a wide ranging national career as a member of the metal band Blackfoot in his teens, a solo folk style singer-songwriter, then a member of Ryan Adams’ Cardinals, the Chris Robinson Band, and more recently heading the instrumental jam band Circles Around the Sun. Before he moved to the West Coast in 2000, Casal was a guest on Homegrown Music three times. This is an encore of a memorable live concert from 1998 with his band, including keyboard luminary John Ginty.
Neal Casal Band
Neal Casal (center) performing with his band at WVIA in 1998.
Oct. 29 Celtica. This well-named five-piece acoustic group from the Central Susquehanna Valley, featuring flutist Flora Eyster, performs mainly traditional songs in first-rate arrangements in this encore from 2018.
The members of Celtica in the studio at WVIA.

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