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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 May is an encore of a 2005 acoustic concert by Dakota, in tribute to founding member Jerry Hludzik who passed away last month. 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/

July 7 Melodic Intersect. An Indian-influenced World Music fusion group with table and sitar, Melodic Intersect has released six albums, and shortly after this 2017 Homegrown Music session, they went on to play at Lincoln Center in New York. This segment is an encore of their second Homegrown Music session.
Melodic Intersect
Melodic Intersect (with George Graham) at WVIA in 2017
July 14 The Empty Pockets. An appealing, melodic rock band from Chicago, the Empty Pockets have made several appearances in the region, including on Homegrown Music. In this encore of their September 2015 session, they serve up a generous helping of their tuneful original songs.
The Empty Pockets
The Empty Pockets in the Studio for Homegrown Music in 2015
July 21 A Homegrown Music Concert Encore with the John Ginty Band. Keyboard man John Ginty is a busy and ubiquitous player who has performed with Jewel, the Dixie Chicks, Robert Randolph and recorded with Lou Reed. Last year, he became a member of the Allman-Betts Band. Over the years, he has made several appearances on Homegrown Music as both a leader and a sideman. This is an encore of a memorable live concert from 2015 featuring a guest appearance by singer-songwriter Tom Flannery.
John Ginty Band
John Ginty (at keyboard) performing live at WVIA in 2015.
July 28 Kristen Toedtman. A mult-faceted artist who has divided her time between Baltimore and Los Angeles, Ms. Toedtman has performed with The Los Angeles Philharmonic, The Philip Glass Ensemble, and even Frank Zappa. She has sung on the soundtracks to the animated films Frozen, Minions and Despicable Me 3. Her album of original songs Limbo was featured on WVIA’s Mixed Bag. On this 2016 Homegrown Music appearance, she performs her jazzy original songs in a solo piano/vocal setting.
Kristen Toedtman
Kristen Toedtman at the piano at WVIA in 2016.

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