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November 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/

Nov. 2 Tim Chaisson. Canadian singer-songwriter Tim Chiasson from Prince Edward Island, and his cousin Koady Chaisson paid Homegrown Music a visit in February 2013 for a memorable set of Chaisson’s appealing original songs, plus a nice cover of a James Taylor tune.
Tim Chaisson
Tim (left) and Koady Chaisson at WVIA in 2013.
Nov. 9 Julia Joseph. A singer-songwriter whose acoustic sound is infectiously rhythmic, Julia Joseph is heard in this 2007 session spotlighting her original music, and joined by acoustic bassist Jeff Eyrich (Dave's True Story) and percussionist/vocalist KK Kairos.
Julia Joseph
Julia Joseph with Jeff Eyrich and KK Kairos in the studio at WVIA.
Nov. 16 The Fat Cats. A first-rate Northeastern Pennsylvania blues band are heard in this 2005 Homegrown Music session performing original music that ranges from straight-out electric blues to swing-oriented material. They include some infectious instrumentals in addition to their strong vocals.
Nov 23 A Homegrown Music Concert Encore with THE FRANK AND JOE SHOW. This memorable concert from 2004 features a group led by virtuosic jazz guitarist Frank Vignola with the late drummer/percussionist Joe Ascione with music inspired by Django Reinhardt’s Hot Club of France.
The Frank and Joe Show
The Frank and Joe SHow performing live at WVIA in 2004
Nov. 30 John Michael Hersey. An active singer-songwriter since the 1980s, John Michael Hersey has been involved with various aspects of the music world over the decades, including a stint playing guitar in the doo-wop group The Cadillacs. He has released nine albums, including his most recent The Reincarnation of a Rock which has been featured on WVIA’s Mixed Bag. This is an encore of his 2019 Homegrown Music debut with a collection of original music, including non-album material, in a solo acoustic setting.
John Michael Hersey
John Michael Hersey at WVIA in 2019

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