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March 2004

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. March specials include a Homegrown Music Concert with jazz piano great Bill Mays on the 23, and a Concert Clips special on the 30th. Further information on Homegrown Music may be obtained via the World Wide Web at http://georgegraham.com/hgm_main.html

Mar. 2 Glenn Zervas. New Jersey acoustic guitar virtuoso Zervas makes his Homegrown Music debut with a collection of outstanding folk-style original instrumental solos.

Bob Zervas
Bob Zervas recording for Homegrown Music

The Bob Perry Band
The Bob Perry Band tracking vocals for Homegrown Music
Mar. 9 Bob Perry Band. From the Homegrown Music Archive comes this great roots rock quintet headed by a member of the popular national 1980s band Winter Hours. Perry's songs are marked by tasteful arrangements and outstanding vocals in this session from 2000.

Mar. 10 A Homegrown Jazz Special with THE ANDREW CHESHIRE QUARTET. Wayne County, PA, jazz guitarist Cheshire returns with his quartet of outstanding young musicians, including Bob Avee, who appeared at the 2003 Delaware Water Gap Festival with the COTA Cats all-star high school big band. The set includes both original material and jazz standards. (Note: Start time 7:00 PM, during WVIA's All That Jazz.)

Andrew Cheshire
Andrew Cheshire in Studio B at WVIA

Mar. 16 Tara Watkins. Best known for her stint doing backing vocals with pop star Lauryn Hill, popular Northeastern Pennsylvania singer Watkins is a veratile singer, performing everything from jazz to rock and soul. She makes her Homegrown Music debut, joined by her father and sister, performing both jazz standards and original material.

Mar. 23 A Homegrown Music Concert with BILL MAYS.. WVIA's monthly series of unique live Homegrown Music concert broadcasts continues with an evening of world-class jazz from a jazz piano great and other guests.

Bill Mays, one of the most respected names in jazz piano, has the distinction of being perhaps the only musician to have performed with both Frank Sinatra and Frank Zappa. His recorded output is voluminous and he is frequently called on to perform on film soundtracks. Based in rural Shohola, PA, in Northeastern Pennsylvania, Mays makes his Homegrown Music debut in a solo performance.

Tune in to Mixed Bag (M-F at 8 PM) for information on other guests scheduled for this concert.

As usual, WVIA-FM's listeners are invited to attend the concert at the station's Public Broadcasting Center studios. Audience seating is available by free advance reservation. Phone (570) 655-2808 for reservations. Note: Start time: 8:00 PM.

Mar. 30 Homegrown Music Concert Clips. This week, Homegrown Music producer George Graham goes into the archive and presents some great musical moments from recent and past live Homegrown Music Concerts, showing the remarkable variety and stylistic diversity of the regional music scene. Note: Start time 8:30 PM.

Contact Series Producer: gg (at) georgegraham (dot) com

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