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December 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. Homegrown Music will be preempted on December 25 for special Christmas programming. 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

Dec. 4 Bella Ruse. Last year, to listeners to WVIA's Mixed Bag heard music from this charming duo's CD Kuhzoo (as they spell it). Bella Ruse's instrumentation includes sundries like glockenspeil, toy piano and a typewriter, in addition to grand piano and guitar, and of course, the requisite kazoos. This encore presents their 2011 Homegrown Music debut with their fun original songs that evoke past eras but are fresh and contemporary.

Bella Ruser
Kay Gillette and Joseph Barker of Bella Ruse at WVIA
Megan Johnson and Kyle Esposito of Jones

Dec. 11 Jones. From the Homegrown Music archive comes this enjoyable 2002 session by a quartet co-led by Megan Johnson and Kyle Esposito. They were previously part of a jazz-rock fusion group called Fourth House, and they bring a some of that jazzy sensibility to their mostly acoustic, folk-influenced original music.

Dec. 18 Sublunar Minds. This distinctive quartet combines blues, funk and alternative rock influence in their original music, which features a trumpet in a prominent role. Their CD The Last of the Natural Light has been spotlighted on WVIA's Mixed Bag. They make their Homegrown Music debut with some great new original material.

Sublunar Minds in the studio at WVIA
Sublunar Minds

Jan 1 The Annual Homegrown Music Year-End sampler. This 90-minute special features a cross-section of the wide variety of outstanding music produced and presented on Homegrown Music during 2012. It includes material from both the weekly recording session series and the live concerts. (Note: Start time: 8:30 PM)

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