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October 2017

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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/

Oct. 3 Dan Masterson. Singer-songwriter-pianist Dan Masterson brings a melodic approach to his appealing original songs. He released two well-received EPs that received airplay nationally. This is an encore of his solo Homegrown Music studio session, from 2014.
Dan Masterson
Dan Masterson in the Studio at WVIA
Oct. 10 Tim Chaisson. One of the occasional guests from outside the WVIA listening area, Tim Chaisson is a popular young Canadian singer-songwriter from Prince Edward Island, whose US tour brought him to Northeast PA. He put in a memorable studio session with his cousin Koady Chaisson. This is an encore of that 2013 session.
Tom Chaisson
Tim and Koady Chaisson at WVIA

Oct. 16 A Homegrown Music Live Concert with WADE PRESTON and DUSTIN DOUGLAS & THE ELECTRIC GENTLEMEN. After its summer hiatus, the Homegrown Music concert series resumes with a set by a multi-talented singer-songwriter and keyboard player, and an energetic blues-rock band.
Wade Preston established his reputation on the West Coast as a blues and boogie-woogie pianist, working with numerous groups. More recently, Preston played the Piano Man role in Billy Joel and Twyla Tharp’s Broadway hit “Movin’ Out” for its full three-and-a half year run. He was also a founder of the country-rock band Shotgun Wedding. He is now concentrating on his own music and will be doing a solo performance of his original compositions in his Homegrown Music concert debut.
Wade Preston
Wade Preston
Dustin Douglas is an experienced regional musician who has been performing since age 13. He was a member of the band Lemongelli, and appeared as a member of the Badlees on their last Homegrown Music Concert. He has returned to his blues-rock roots with his power trio The Electric Gentlemen with drummer Tommy Smallcomb and drummer Matt Gabriel, and earlier this year released the group’s eponymous album. The band will be performing original music and some classic blues standards.
Dustin Douglas
Dustin Douglas and the Electric Gentlemen
As usual, WVIA’s members and listeners are invited to attend this live two-hour radio broadcast and web stream from the station’s Sordoni Theater. Admission is free by reservation, which may be made here: http://www.wvia.org/about/sordoni-theater-reservations/ Note: Start time: 8:00 PM.

Oct. 17 Lazlo. From the Homegrown Music archive comes this 2005 session by a New Jersey-based alt-country-roots band Lazlo. During their time together, they released two albums and on tour opened for Lyle Lovett and other well-known acts. Led by singer-songwriter Jon Thompson, the group was known for first-rate songwriting.
Lazlo in the Studio at WVIA in 2005
Oct. 24 Anthony McDevitt. Eighteen-year-old Honesdale, PA, singer-songwriter Anthony McDevitt makes his Homegrown Music debut with a set of appealing original songs in a mostly acoustic setting. He is joined on some of them by multi-instrumentalist Shawn Caden of Jung Bergo and the Dishonest Fiddlers.
Anthony McDevitt
Anthony McDevitt in the studio

Oct. 31 Jefferson Thomas. Singer-songwriter Jefferson Thomas has been on the scene since the 1990s, with his albums featured on WVIA’s Mixed Bag since then. After living in Atlanta for a while, he returned to his native Northeast, and has been maintaining a steady touring schedule. This is an encore of his 2015 Homegrown Music debut with a solo acoustic performance of a number of new songs.
Jefferson Thomas wields his guitars

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