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April 2015

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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 feature during April is a live Homegrown Music concert on the 6th.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/

Apr. 6 A Homegrown Music Concert with HICKORY PROJECT and DAN MASTERSON. WVIA’s unique series of monthly live two-hour radio concert broadcasts presents the region’s best-known bluegrass band plus a talented emerging singer-songwriter pianist.
Hickory Project has been in existence for some 15 years and has not only performed at some of the country’s top bluegrass festivals, but have toured the world. They also developed and ran their own annual festival for several years. Co-founded by Northeastern Pennsylvanians, Hickory Project returns to the Homegrown Music for another concert that combines the band’s stunning virtuosity with their wide appeal.
Hickory Project
Hickory Project performing at WVIA

Dan Masterson
Dav Masterson
Dan Masterson is from the Boston area and through his two national EP releases has already attracted the attention of critics and fans alike with his energetic and articulate songs performed at the piano. After a Homegrown Music studio session last year, he makes his first Homegrown Music live concert appearance.
As usual, WVIA’s members and listeners are invited to attend the concert in WVIA’s Sordoni Theater. Free audience seating reservations are available from the station’s website or by calling 570-655-2808. Note: start time 8:00 PM.

Apr. 7 Bella Ruse. A charming duo of Kay Gillette and Joseph Barker, Bella Ruse play witty original music that can harken back to the 1930s, and they include instruments such as kazoos, glockenspiel, toy piano and use a typewriter for percussion. It’s a thorough enjoyable and fun session from 2011. (Encore)

Bella Ruse
Bella Ruse in the studio at WVIA
Frank Viele
Frank Viele at WVIA
Apr. 14 Frank Viele. Connectcut-based rock singer-songwriter Frank Viele was voted winner of “Best Live Act” of 2014 in the New England Music Awards. He has been touring performing his brand of rock, funk and souls since 2012, and is releasing his first full-length album Easy Money in April. He makes his Homegrown Music debut in a solo acoustic performance.

Apr. 21 A Homegrown Music Concert Sampler. As part of WVIA’s annual spring Public Radio fundraiser, Homegrown Music producer George Graham will be presenting an anthology of highlights from recent live Homegrown Music concerts. Note: start time 8:30 PM.

Apr. 28 Skip Monday. A young duo from the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre area, consisting of guitarist-vocalist Kaylin Karr and percussionist Nathan Montella (a second generation Homegrown Music participant), Skip Monday play enjoyable acoustic original music that borrows a little from contemporary pop, but features a breezy very “unplugged” sound in their Homegrown Music debut.

Skip Monday
Skip Monday in the studio at WVIA

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