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June 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/

June 2 Jason O. Singer-songwriter Jason Olcese, originally from near Clifford, PA, is a talented singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, now living in State College, PA. Currently a member of the band My Hero Zero, Jason put in several appearances on Homegrown Music, including live concerts. This encore features a 2015 session in which he used looping devices and “beat-boxing” to create a live multi-instrumental performance.
Jason O
Jason O WVIA in 2015
June 9 The Coal Town Rounders. A first-rate bluegrass quartet from the Scranton area, who went their separate ways a few years ago, The Coal Town Rounder are heard at their peak with a set of mostly original material recorded in 2015.
Eric Doney Band
The Coal Town Rounders at WVIA in 2015
June 16 Earth to Bob. A memorable but short-lived melodic rock quartet from Central PA, Earth to Bob released a widely acclaimed album “Toll Roads and Detours” in 1996. The group made two appearances on Homegrown Music, including a live concert. This archive encore features the band in a mostly acoustic setting from a 1996 session.
June 23 A Homegrown Music Concert Encore: ERIC & VICKY DONEY BAND. The late and beloved Poconos pianist Eric Doney, who passed away in 2015, loved to put together large groups with horns to perform classic soul and rock songs with his wife Vicki doing lead vocal. His groups were an annual highlight at the Delaware Water Gap Celebration Arts. The Doneys brought the whole eight-piece all-star band of top Poconos jazz players for a live performance in June 2004. It’s truly one of the highlights from over 35 years of Homegrown Music concerts.
Eric Doney Band
Eric Doney (third from left in back) with his group at WVIA in 2004.
June 30 Chet Vincent Band. Pittsburgh roots rocker Chet Vincent is involved with two bands, Birdwatcher and Big Band. In 2018 he released “Where the Earth Opens Wide” which was featured on WVIA’s Mixed Bag. Vincent and Birdwatcher put in a Homegrown Music session originally broadcast in early 2019. This encore presents that session spotlighting his original songs in electric/acoustic quartet setting.
Chet Vincent
Chet Vincent (second from right) in the studio at WVIA for Homegrown Music

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