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March 2003

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. Homegrown Music (HGM), presents all-new performances each Tuesday at 9:00 PM. March's special feature is a live Homegrown Music Concert-broadcast Townhall on the 25th. Further information on Homegrown Music may be obtained via the World Wide Web at http://georgegraham.com/hgm_main.html

Mar. 4 Black Bear Crossing. From Northcentral Pennsylvania, Black Bear Crossing perform a delightful blend of traditional folk and Celtic instrumental music on instruments such as hammered dulcimers, concertina, recorder, and assorted woodwinds and keyboards. Their Homegrown Music debut features a generous collection of both familiar and obscure pieces, highlighting their outstanding musicianship.

Mar. 11 Joe Mannix. New York-State singer-songwriter Joe Mannix has released three critically-acclaimed national CDs, including White Flag, which has been featured on WVIA's Mixed Bag program. He makes his Homegrown Music debut with a solo acoustic performance of his thoughtful, appealing original songs.

Joe Mannix
Joe Mannix recording at WVIA

Joe Mannix
Lorne Clarke
Mar. 18 Lorne Clarke. One Northeastern Pennsylvania's finest singer-songwriters, Canadian-born Lorne Clarke released his debut, eponymous CD in 1999, and is a veteran of two previous HGM sessions, as well as being part of the "Gathering of Singer-Songwriters" Homegrown Music concerts. The Tunkhannock, PA, area resident returns for his first new collection of songs in almost four years, and they are worth the wait. Clarke again provides thoughtful, often provocative musical narratives in a solo setting, spotlighting his powerful baritone vocals.

Mar. 25 A Live Homegrown Music Concert featuring TOWNHALL and LANKY. WVIA-FM's exciting monthly series of live concert-broadcasts this month presents the popular Philadelphia jam and funk band Townhall. Known for their superb musicianship, including horns, Townhall recently released their first studio album, after a series of live CDs. The quintet have extended their eclecticism on The New Song, and they will be bringing some of their new music, along with their spirited jams to Homegrown Music for the first time. This is a group that has been attracting a lot of national attention, and we are pleased to be able to present them on Homegrown Music.

Frank "Lanky" Stabile is a talented New Jersey-based singer-songwiter who made his Homegrown Music debut in a studio recording last year. His recent CD Inner Onwriter was just given a prominent front page review in popular national music website CD Baby. With a background as frontman for a number of rock bands, including Darby Jones, Lanky makes a solo acoustic appearance performing his appealing and memorable original songs.

Lanky in the Studio for Homegrown Music
As usual, the two-hour concert will take place live in the station's Public Broadcasting Center studios, and WVIA's listeners are invited to attend as part of the studio audience. Admission is free by advance reservation. Phone 570-655-2808 to reserve seats. (Note: Start time: 8:00 PM. In the event of pre-emption for live Iraq war coverage, the concert will be recorded and broadcast at a future date.)

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