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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/local/homegrown-music/

Mar. 4 The Ann Kerstetter Band. Blues singer and songwriter Ann Kerstetter from Northumberland, PA, began her musical career at a young age, but then spent quite a few years in in teaching, before retiring and getting back to singing the blues. She is featured in this energetic 2009 session with a first-rate band including pianist Greg Burgess, a blues performer in his own right.

Ann Kerstetter Band
The Anne Kerstetter Band at WVIA

Lora-Fave Whelan with Andrew Sheron in the studio at WVIA
Mar. 11 Lora-Faye Whelan. Singer-songwriter, pianist and banjo player Lora-Faye Whelan creates some thoughtful, eclectic, but thoroughly enjoyable music in her 2013 Homegrown Music debut, which is featured in this encore. She is joined by multi-instrumentalist Andrew Sheron.

Mar. 18 The Trapps. A fine roots rock band from Upstate New York, the Trapps released their CD Cheap Seats to considerable acclaim and airplay on WVIA's Mixed Bag in 2010. This encore of their Homegrown Music debut from that year features mostly previously unreleased non-album material.

The Trapps
The Trapps in the studio at WVIA

Jonathan Beedle
Mar. 25 Jonathan Beedle. From the Lehigh Valley, Jonathan Beedle was known for his work as part of the acoustic duo Swearingen-Beedle. But he is a fine singer-songwriter in his own right. This 2006 solo session spotlights his first-rate compositions.

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