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January 2020

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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 and Saturdays at 6 PM on WVIA-HD2. 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/

Jan. 7 Joe Rollin Porter. A traditional style folksinger and outstanding acoustic guitar picker from Ohio, Porter released a well-received album Take This Hammer in 2018. For his Homegrown Music debut, he performed a set of traditional songs with some excellent guitar work in this encore from 2018.
Joe Rollin Porter
Joe Rollin Porter at WVIA in 2018
Jan 14 Scott Chasolen. A versatile pianist, composer and vocalist, Chasolen spent many years performing with the popular Pink Floyd tribute band The Machine. He has also led a fusion ensemble called ulu. This encore features original songs from three sessions Chasolen did with a trio for Homegrown Music in 2011 and 2012.
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Scott Chasolen (center) in the WVIA studio theater for Homegrown Music
Jan. 21 Don Shappelle and the Pickups. Veteran regional folk and roots musician and songwriter Don Shappelle has been appearing on Homegrown Music since the 1970s. His career has included collaborating with the late Pete Seeger on Seeger’s Clearwater Organization benefits. He returns with a new collection of his original songs working with his long-time band.
Don Shappelle and the Pickups
Don Shappelle (right) and the Pickups in the studio for Homegrown Music.
Jan 28 The Sons of Hachaliah Bailey. A distinctive duo from Upstate New York, named after circus pioneer Bailey (or Barnum & Bailey), they serve up a distinctive blend of blues and old-time string-band styles performing their often appealingly quirky songs.
Don Shappelle and the Pickups
"Screamin'" Marty Stole and Merle Williams, the Sons of Hachaliah Bailey, in the studio for Homegrown Music.

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