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December 2020

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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. 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/

Dec. 1 Bella Ruse. The clever, quirky wife-husband duo of Kay Gillette and Joseph Barker who create witty songs and perform them on a motley collection of instruments including toy piano, kazoos and a manual typewriter.
Bella Ruse
Bella Ruse: Kay Gillette and Joseph Barker at WVIA in 2011.
Dec. 8 Brenda Fernandes. A talented composer, keyboardist and vocalist from Scranton, Brenda Fernandes made her Homegrown Music debut in this 2019 session with an enjoyable set of original music inspired by her study of meditative practices.
Brenda Fernandes
Dec. 15 Smash Palace. A durable melodic rock band from the Philadelphia area whose beginnings go back to the early 1980s. This 2006 session features some of their first-rate British-Invasion inspired original music.
Smash Palace
Smash Palace at WVIA in 2006.
Dec. 22 A Homegrown Music Holiday Anthology. Series producer George Graham presents a set of Christmas music from the Homegrown Music archive, ranging from reverent to novelty.
Dec. 29 George Wesley. One of the most popular musicians in the region, George Wesley passed away in 2016. Known for his original reggae influenced music, Wesley released numerous albums over his lengthy career. This 2006 Homegrown Music session with his band was one of his best for the series, and formed the basis of his album Hold On.
George Wesley
George Wesley Band at WVIA in 2006.

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