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September 2013

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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. 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

Sept. 3 Mary Fahl. The highly distinctive lead vocalist of the acclaimed 1990s band October Project is a resident of Easton, Pa. Mary Fahl makes her Homegrown Music appearance in a solo performance as a preview to her performance on Sept. 7 in Jim Thorpe, PA. She performs a set including new original songs, some new versions of October Project material and the first recording of her adaptation of a popular operative aria.

Mary Fahl
Mary Fahl in the studio at WVIA

Merchants of Groove
Merchants of Grrove at WVIA
Note: Special day, with regular timeslot preempted by Presidental address.

Sept. 11 The Merchants of Groove. A popular Scranton area blues band that formed in the 1990s, the Merchants of Groove reunited last year a nearly 20 year hiatus. Since then, they have remained active on the regional scene, including appearing on a live Homegrown Music concert in 2012. This is an encore of their reunion recording session which they did for Homegrown Music.

Sept. 17 Free Range Folk. This large eclectic group from the Jim Thorpe, PA area plays music that runs from bluegrass to rock to jam band music. One of their regular members plays a musical saw. The group recently released a CD called 444. They make their Homegrown Music debut with a spirited and wide-ranging performance.

Free Range Folk
Free Range Folk in at WVIA
Eric Doney Group
Eric Doney (3rd from left) with his group at WVIA in 2004, with George Graham at left.

Sept. 24 A Homegrown Concert Encore: ERIC DONEY, VICKI DONEY AND THE COTA ALL-STARS. In 2004, regional pianist Eric Doney put together a large group including a horn section with leading Poconos jazz musicians, to perform a great collection of rock, soul and jazz with vocalist Vicki Doney. It was a group that was specially assembled and performed at the Delaware Water Gap Celebration of the Arts at the time. This memorable set was one of the few performance the group gave outside of the festival.

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