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.
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 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
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.
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