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. Homegrown Music will be preempted on March 3, 10 and 17 for primary election coverage. A special feature during March is a Homegrown Jazz session on March 11 during WVIA’s All That Jazz. 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/
|Mar. 11 A Homegrown Jazz Special Presentation with 3DIVAS. The jazz piano trio, led by Diva Jazz Orchestra leader and drummer Sherrie Maricle, returns for their third appearance. Their last Homegrown Music session became the trio’s debut album. The new session features creative arrangements of tunes from the jazz, pop and folk music worlds. Ms. Maricle is joined by pianist Jackie Warren and bassist Amy Shook. Note: airtime 7:00 PM during WVIA’s All That Jazz.
|Mar. 24 Poor Man’s Gambit. Lehigh Valley Celtic trio Poor Man’s Gambit, led by second generation Celtic musician Corey Purcell (his father previously appeared on HGM as a member of the Shanachians) returns for a set of first-rate performances of mostly traditional tunes, both instrumental and vocal.
|Mar. 31 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. In January, the first part of a prolific new session was presented on Homegrown Music This is part two of that session featuring original songs by the band members.