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October 2012

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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 and is broadcast Tuesdays at 9:00 PM. Special features during October include a live Homegrown Music concert broadcast on the 8tht. October's Homegrown Music sessions are all series debuts by the respective groups or performers. Homegrown Music will be preempted on October 16th for broadcast of a presidential debate. Further information on Homegrown Music may be obtained via the World Wide Web at http://homegrownmusic.info and http://www.wvia.org/radio/wvia-fm-programs/homegrown-music

Oct. 2 Bob Alunni. Northeastern Pennsylvania singer-songwriter Bob Alunni makes his impressive Homegrown Music debut with generous collection of original songs. He is joined on several tunes by a excellent group that includes members of Cabinet and the Bog Swing Band.

Bob Alunni
Bob Alunni at WVIA

Oct. 8 A Homegrown Music Concert with MY GLORIOUS MESS and KRIS KEHR. After a summer hiatus, the Homegrown Music concert-broadcast series resumes with performances from two fine acts.

My Glorious Mess
My Glorious Mess in the studio at WVIA
My Glorious Mess is a tasteful and eclectic roots and pop band headed by University of Scranton alumnus Joseph Blaise. They released their debut CD last year attracting some national attention. Their instrumentation runs from piano to autoharp to percussion loops, all marked by high quality songwriting.

Kris Kehr is a long-time Homegrown Music veteran of numerous groups from folk duos to the highly eclectic bluegrass group Pavlov's Dawgs in the early 1990s. He'll be performing a collection of his original music in a solo acoustic context.

Kris Kehr
Kris Kehr
As usual, WVIA's members are listeners are invited to attend the two-hour live concert in the station's Sordoni Theater. Free audience seating reservations are available at wvia.org or by calling 570-655-2808. Note: Start time 8:00 PM.

Jim Ivins
Jim Ivins in the studio at WVIA/font>

Oct. 9 Jim Ivins. Virginia-native Jim Ivins heads the band that bears his name, which released a fine EP of intelligent rock earlier this year. Ivins recently moved to our area and has been performing in a solo acoustic22 mode. He makes his Homegrown Music debut with nice set of new compositions.

Oct. 23 Honey King. This trio is a very appealing acoustic incarnation of a normally bluesy and electric band from New Jersey. The acoustic version of Honey King performs a nice set of original music with a distinctly folk-oriented flair, featuring the lead vocals of Julia Knitel.

Honey King
Honey King Trio at WVIA
Endless Mountains Trio
The Endless Mountains Trio at WVIA

Oct. 30 The Endless Mountains Trio. This versatile threesome is from the Northeastern Pennsylvania region after which they named themselves. They perform a variety of original music, with compositions by each of the members in different styles, from folk to rock-oriented to humorous.

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