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September 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. A special feature during September is a Homegrown Jazz segment on the 22nd.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

Sept. 7 Lazlo. A fine roots and country-rock influenced quartet from Western New Jersey and Eastern PA, Lazlo performs outstanding original compositions marked by thoughtful lyrics, great vocal harmonies and first-class musicianship. Their 2005 CD Old Steel Company was been featured on WVIA's Mixed Bag. This encore from 2005 features then-unreleased music in a fine performance in the WVIA studios.

Lazlo in the studio at WVIA in 2005
Kids on Bikes
Kids on Bikes recording in the Sodoni Theater at WVIA

Sept. 14 Kids of Bikes. An energetic but mostly acoustic rock band from Northeastern Pennsylvania making their Homegrown Music debut with first-rate original music.

Sept. 21 Doerfel Family Bluegrass. This remarkable family from Upstate New York plays bluegrass at a truly world-class level, with five siblings ranging in age from 12 to 19. They have been attracting considerable attention and have been playing the national bluegrass festival circuit. They perform both original and traditional music in this 2007 Homegrown Music session at WVIA.

Doerfel Family
Doerfel Family Bluegrass Band

Jay Rattman Quartet
Jay Rattman Quartet: L to R: Jay Rattman, Sullivan Fortner, Martin Nevin, Michael Davis
Sept. 22 A Homegrown Jazz Special: THE JAY RATTMAN QUARTET. Saxophonist and composer Jay Rattman grew up in the rich environment of the Poconos jazz scene, and was a standout with the COTA Cats all-star high school student big band at the Delaware Water Gap Celebration of the Arts. Now a student at the Manhattan School of Music, Jay returns to his home area with a three fellow Manhattan School of Music students for a set of outstanding original music and jazz standards in his Homegrown Music debut. Note: Air time 7:00 PM during WVIA's All That Jazz.

Sept. 28 Sarah Holgate. A few years ago, Sarah Holgate was one of the featured high school Artists of the Week on WVIA-TV. Earlier this year, the talented singer-songwriter and pianist released her second CD Somewhere Past Distraction to very favorable reviews. She has been performing in New York City as well as in her native Wilkes-Barre area. She makes her Homegrown Music debut with some new material plus re-interpretations of songs from her CD, joined by a quartet including her brother Eric on bass.

Sarah Holgate
Sarah Holgate band at WVIA

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