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July 2010

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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. Heard Tuesdays at 9:00 PM, Homegrown Music (HGM), presents new performances many weeks. Further information on Homegrown Music may be obtained via the World Wide Web at http://homegrownmusic.info and http://www.wvia.org/radio/homegrown-music

July 6 Kate and CJ. The long-running Poconos folk duo of Kate Jordan and CJ McKenna performs memorable original music featuring outstanding vocal harmonies, in this encore of a 2006 Homegrown Music session.

July 13 Bedful of Metaphysicians. This group achieved minor cult status after their LP given was a glowing review in Spin magazine back in the 1980s. Their mix of complex jazz-rock fusion compositions, electronic instrumentation and often wacky lyrics was one of a kind, much of it from the pen of the late Charles Alexander. This "deep archive" segment features some of the group's more memorable music from exclusive WVIA recordings from the 1980s.

Bedful of Metaphysicians
Jodie Kennedy (seated) and Charles Alexander of Bedful of Metaphysicians at WVIA

Jason O
Jason O and his looping devices recording at WVIA

July 20 Jason O. Talented and appealing singer-songwriter Jason Olcese returns with a new collection of original songs, with their performances aided by a looping device while allows him to layer musical elements and rhythmic grooves.

July 27 Rogue Chimp. For their second appearance on Homegrown Music, this distinctive jazz-rock and electronic trio from Clarks Summit, PA, is joined by violinist Mark Woodyat who adds a new twist to their creative original instrumental music.

Rogue Chimp
Rogue Chimp in the studio theater at WVIA

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