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February 2014

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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. A special featuring the month is a live concert-broadcast on the 10th featuring the Badlees and King Radio. 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

Feb. 4 Bob Alunni. From the Clarks Summit area, singer-songwriter Bob Alunni is joined by members of Cabinet, And The Moneynotes, and Mighty Fine Wine is this nice collection of appealing original compositions. (Encore from 2012)

Bob Alunni
Bob Alunni

Feb. 10 A Live Homegrown Music Concert with THE BADLEES and KING RADIO. WVIA's unique series of monthly live radio concert-broadcasts continues with two outstanding "rootsy" rock groups.

The Badlees
The Badlees performing in a Homegrown Music concert at WVIA

The Badlees are probably the region's best-known band. Together for nearly a quarter century they have enjoyed national recognition and remained very independent. Late last year, they released Epiphones and Empty Rooms, with their augmented personnel. The Badlees have been appearing on Homegrown Music since their start, and we are pleased to welcome them back to perform their new material for what promises to be a fine and musically eclectic set.

King Radio is a new group founded by Justin King which features members of well-known regional bands such as Mere Mortals, and The Five Percent, and Leroy Justice. They recently completed a CD with legendary producer Jim Scott, who has worked with Sting, Tom Petty, the Rolling Stones and the Dixie Chicks among others. King Radio will be debuting their new material that is marked by solid songwriting and especially tasteful musicianship.

King Radio
King Radio
As usual, WVIA's members and listeners are invited to attend the two-hour concert in WVIA's Sordoni Theater. Free reservations are available on a first-come first served basis at 570-655-2808 or at wvia.org. (Note: Start time 8:00 PM).

Dave's True Story
Dave's True Story performing at WVIA

Feb. 11 Dave's True Story. From the Homegrown Music archive comes this 2005 session with a nationally acclaimed group known for their clever, witty, jazzy songs. With the compositions of Dave Cantor and the outstanding vocals of Kelly Flint, Dave's True Story released several CDs and toured internationally. This Homegrown Music session captures some of their best songs in a relaxed setting with a four-piece band.

Feb. 18 Marcus Eaton Trio. A remarkable guitarist, songwriter and vocalist, Marcus Eaton was recently recruited for David Crosby's band and is featured prominently on Crosby's new CD Croz. This 2010 Homegrown Music session spotlights Eaton's sophisticated, rhythmically intricate compositions that show his outstanding guitar work using looping devices, along with his high, clear appealing vocals.

Marcus Eaton Trio
Marcus Eaton Trio at WVIA

Drew Kelly
Drew Kelly

Feb. 25 Drew Kelly. A young folksinger from Scranton, Drew Kelly shows his influence from 1960s-era Bob Dylan and other folk icons from a period that took place long before he was born. But he nevertheless "gets it right" and the result is some enjoyable acoustic music with thoughtful lyrics.

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