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November 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 new performances most Tuesdays at 9:00 PM. November specials include a Homegrown Music Concert-Broadcast on the 11th, and a Homegrown Jazz edition on the 26th. Further information on Homegrown Music may be obtained via the World Wide Web at http://georgegraham.com/hgm_main.html

Nov. 4 Whirld. From the Sunbury, PA area, Whirld is a four-piece rock band who create sophisticated, melodic original music. They make their Homegrown Music debut with an impressive set of their compositions.

Whirld in the famous WVIA Warehouse Studio

Nov. 11 A Homegrown Music Live Concert with JACK HARDY and THE DHARMA BUMS. WVIA's monthly series of live concert-broadcasts continues with the return of a legendary singer-songwriter, and a great fusion/jam band from the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre area.

Jack Hardy was part of the influential Greenwich Village folk music scene in the 1960s, a friend and collaborator of a young Bob Dylan. Since then, he has remained a prolific artist as well as serving as a founder of Fast Folk Musical Magazine. Called "A Village Pied Piper for the Spirit of Folk" by the New York Times, Hardy as been a mentor to generations of singer-songwriters from Lyle Lovett to Christine Lavin to John Gorka, who paid tribute Hardy on his "Jack's Crows" album. Hardy has been appearing on Homegrown Music since the mid 1980s, and returns to the series for his first Homegrown Music concert since 1996, performing a new collection of songs, including songs from his 2003 CD Bandolier.

The Dharma Bums
The Dharma Bums recording for Homegrown Music in 2002
The Dharma Bums are a first rate band composed of former members of three popular Northeastern Pennsylvania groups, Dick Fawcett, Bottom and Freight Train, all known for their first-rate musicianship. The Dharma Bums are distinctive in their use of several different lead vocalists taking turns on the various songs. The group is currently putting finishing touches on their debut CD, and will be performing some of their new material in this live concert.

As usual, WVIA's listeners are invited to attend the concert at the station's Public Broadcasting Center headquarters. Admission is free by advance reservation. Phone 570-655-2808 to reserve seats. (Note: Start time 8:00 PM.)

Nov. 18 Dave Sterenchock. A folk-styled singer-songwriter from the Hazleton area, Sterenchock is known for his appealing compositions, many inspired members of his family, and his easy-going performing style. He makes his second appearance on the program, this time joined by electric guitarist Joe Libertucci.

Nov. 25 Stacie Rose Band. Listeners to WVIA's Mixed Bag have been hearing Stacie Rose on her recent CD This is Mine, which has been getting national airplay. She combines the literate sensibilities of a folkie with a band that rocks. She makes her Homegrown Music debut performing her original music, some not previously released.

Stacie Rose Band
The Stacie Rose Band in the studio at WVIA

Andrew Cheshire
Andrew Cheshire with his usual instrument at WVIA
Nov. 26 A Homegrown Jazz Special with the Andrew Cheshire Piano Trio. Wayne County, PA, jazz musician and composer Cheshire has previously performed on Homegrown Music a number of times in various settings, but always as a guitarist. This time, he is heard on his other instrument, the piano, in a trio setting with some outstanding young jazz musicians accompanying him. Note: Start time 7:00 PM, as broadcast during WVIA's All That Jazz program.

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