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March 2016

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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 March 1 for coverage of the “Super Tuesday” presidential primaries. Further information on Homegrown Music may be obtained via the World Wide Web at http://homegrownmusic.info andhttp://www.wvia.org/radio/local/homegrown-music/

March 8 Kristen Toedtman A classically trained vocalist, Kristen Toedtman gravitated to the world of pop music and has worked as a singer-songwriter in both Los Angeles and her native Baltimore. Her debut CD Limbo was recorded on both coasts and has been featured regularly on WVIA’s Mixed Bag. She makes her Homegrown Music debut in a solo performance of some new original songs.
Kristen Toedtman
Kristen Toedtman at the Steinway at WVIA
Mar. 15 Corey Purcell and Steve Stanislaw. Leading up to St. Patrick’s Day, we have this Celtic duo from the Lehigh Valley doing traditional Irish and Celtic tunes in an encore of a 2010 session. Corey Purcell is currently a member of Poor Man’s Gambit, whom we recently featured on the series.

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Steve Staislaw and Corey Purcell at WVIA in 2010
Mar. 22 The Five Percent. A first-rate rock band from the Scranton area, the group recorded several CDs, and toured widely. Featuring well-known regional guitarist and frequent Homegrown Music guest Neil Nicastro, the band made two appearances on the series, including a live concert. This is an encore of a 2007 session with some of their high-quality original rock.
The Five Percent
The Five Percent in the studio in 2007
Mar. 29 Kenny Young and the Eggplants. With April Fool’s day coming up, we have an encore of one of the of the funniest bands we have had on the series, with songs about badminton-playing badgers, making the world better through a haircut, and other deeply profound subjects. This is an encore of their studio session of 2002.
Kenny Young and the Eggplants
Kenny Young and the Eggplants in the old warehouse studio in 2002

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