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April 2018

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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 with Mike Agranoff and The Bovine Social Club on the 16th. 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 Jocelyn & Chris Arndt. Jocelyn Arndt is a powerhouse blues-rock vocalist, and her brother Chris is an ace guitarist. The young Upstate New York siblings and their band create energetic music that has attracted national attention and keeps the group on the road from coast to coast. The band put in a memorable live Homegrown
Jocelyn and Chris Arndt
Jocelyn and Chris Arndt (center) in the studio at WVIA
Apr. 10 Jones. In 1998, one of the more memorable jazz-rock fusion bands on Homegrown Music was a short-lived ensemble called Fourth House. The band’s vocalist Megan Johnson and multi-instrumentalist Kyle Esposito the formed Jones (later the Megan Johnson Band), which took a more folk and country direction. This is an encore of their 2002 studio session with a quartet.

Jan. 15 A Homegrown Music Concert with MIKE AGRANOFF and THE BOVINE SOCIAL CLUB. WVIA’s monthly series of two-hour live concert broadcasts continues with the return of a humorous folksinger, and the series debut of a bluegrass influenced jam band.
Mike Agranoff is known for his often hilarious folk song parodies and clever stories, though he often performs thoughtful heartfelt songs. His past appearances on the Homegrown Music concert series have been big hits, so after a three-year hiatus, he returns to the series with what promises to be another entertaining performance.
Mike Agranoff
Mike Agranoff
Led by Samuel St. Thomas, the Poconos-based band Bovine Social Club combines, bluegrass, old-timey, Americana, and some rock & roll. They were the closing act at the 2017 Delaware Water Gap Celebration of the Arts, and they make their Homegrown Music debut with their rousing, mostly original music.
The Bovine Social Club
The Bovine Social Club
As usual, WVIA’s members are listeners are invited to attend the live broadcast from the station’s Sordoni Theater-Studio. Admission is free by reservation. Reservations are available on a first-come-first served basis at: http://www.wvia.org/about/sordoni-theater-reservations/ Note: Start time: 8:00 PM.

Apr. 17 Po Boyz. An energetic soul-funk organ-based group, Po Boyz bring a kind of classic sound with their own original music than runs from soul to jazzy. This is an encore of their 2011 Homegrown Music debut session.
Po Boyz
Po Boyz at WVIA in 2011
Apr. 24 Noam Weinstein. Singer-songwriter-pianist Noam Weinstein’s compositions range from the introspective to the humorously quirky. He has released five albums since 2001. This segment encores his 2012 studio session covering the range of his original compositions.
Alyssa Lazar
Noam Weinstein in the studio for Homegrown Music

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