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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 1st. 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. 3 A Homegrown Music Live Concert with ROY WILLIAMS BAND and JUNG BERGO. The Homegrown Music live concert season concludes with an evening of creative rock with artists from the Scranton area.
Roy Williams is a versatile and multifaceted musician. He appeared on Homegrown Music previously in very disparate contexts, the roots rock band And the Moneynotes and playing Gypsy jazz with the Bog Swing Band. Now he has a new project performing new original music at the piano and new new album called Last Man Standing as Brother Roy. It’s energetic music in the Springsteen tradition.
Roy Williams
Roy Williams
Jung Bergo are an emerging and eclectic band that’s creates original “indie rock” that also incorporates acoustic instrumentation. The group appeared on WVIA’s web video series “In the Office” and now they make their Homegrown Music live concert debut.
Jung Bergo
Jung Bergo at WVIA's "The Office"
The two hour-concert live concert broadcast originates from WVIA’s Sordoni studio theater before a studio audience. Free audience reservations are available on a first-come-first served basis at wvia.org. Note: Start time 8:00 PM.

May 2 Jason O. Jason Olcese is an appealing singer-songwriter from Clifford, PA, who in recent years has developed a reputation for his use of looping devices to create multi-instrumental performances in real time. This segment is an encore of Jason’s fourth studio appearance from 2015, with his original music than runs from folky to funky.
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Jason O at WVIA with his looping gear
May 9 Jonah Whale. A five-piece progressive rock band from Bloomsburg, PA, Jonah Whale has released four albums including music running from very electric to more acoustic. This segment is an encore of their Homegrown Music debut session from 2015.
Jonah Whale
Jonah Whale at WVIA
May 16 Hillbilly Water. An energetic bluegrass trio featuring two of the members of the New Jersey band and frequent Homegrown Music guests Cosmic American Derelicts, the group performs mostly original music, both vocal and instrumental. This is an encore of their 2007 studio session.
Hillbilly Water
Hillbilly Water
May 23 Rogue Chimp. An electronic fusion instrumental group and jam band from the Scranton area, the band has released an album, played major festivals, and also did a memorable 2014 Homegrown Music concert. This is an encore of their 2011 studio session spotlighting their creative original compositions.
Rogue Chimp
Rogue Chimp at WVIA in 2010
May 30 Bob Malone. Internationally known singer-songwriter and virtuoso pianist, Bob Malone has been touring with John Fogerty when he is not performing his music in the US and Europe. He shows his witty lyric writing and New Orleans influence in this this encore of his fourth HGM session from 2015.
Bob Malone
Bob Malone at WVIA in 2015

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