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February 2021

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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/

Feb. 2 Ryan Harris Brown. A native of the Clarks Summit, PA area, Ryan Harris Brown is a graduate of the Berklee College of Music, and has been based in Nashville for several years. In one of his visits home, he put in a session for Homegrown Music, coinciding with his album “Stranded in the Present Tense.” He has since released a recording called “I Go On.” His 2017 solo session is featured in this segment.
Ryan Harris Brown
Ryan Harris Brown in the studio at WVIA in 2017.
Feb. 9 Gunnar Madsen. A co-founder of the distinctive and witty acappella group The Bobs, Gunnar Madsen has been creating a remarkable variety of interesting music over the years, including award-winning children’s albums, music featured in the TV series “Sex in the City,” and music and audio design used in Atari video games. From the Homegrown Music archive comes this 1999 session with Madsen accompanying himself at the piano and guitar.
Gunnar Madsen
Gunnar Madsen
Feb. 16 A Homegrown Music Concert Encore with LIPBONE REDDING. A creative and appealing singer-songwriter, Lipbone got his nickname from his uncanny verbal imitation of a trombone. This 2008 live Homegrown Music concert features a band including bassist and notable producer Jeff Eyrich.
Lipbone Redding
Lipbone Redding performing live at WVIA in 2008.
Feb 23 Bindley Hardware Co. Jon Bindley’s family operated a prominent hardware business in the Pittsburgh since the early 20th century. Bindley and his band create classic American roots rock. Their debut album “Ever Satisfactory” got national attention, and airplay on WVIA’s Mixed Bag. This segment is an encore of the band’s 2018 session.
Bindley Cardware Co.
Bindley Hardware Co..

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