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November 2022

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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. Homegrown Music was preempted on November 8 for election night coverage. 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. 1 Joe Rollin Porter. A traditional-style folksinger, Ohioan Joe Rollin Porter released an album called Take This Hammer in 2018, which has been featured on WVIA’s Mixed Bag. This encore of his 2018 session features a set of his interpretations of traditional songs, with some very impressive finger style guitar playing.
Joe Rollin Porter
Joe Rollin Porter at WVIA in 2018.
Nov. 15 Jon Fuller. A first-rate young singer-songwriter pianist whose day job is as a classical accompanist, Jon Fuller released his debut album Skipping Away from Dissonance in 2013, which was a Mixed Bag featured album review, and recently released a new album When Did You Get So Damn Scared. This is an encore of his debut 2014 solo session spotlighting his appealing original material in a solo piano/vocal setting.
Jon Fuller
Jon Fuller at WVIA in 2014.
Nov. 22 Kate and CJ. The long-running Poconos folk duo of Kate Jordan and CJ McKenna performs memorable original music featuring outstanding vocal harmonies, in this encore of a 2006 Homegrown Music session.
Kate and CJ
Kate (right) & CJ.
Nov. 29 Ned Farr. This archive session from 1998 is a particular favorite of HGM producer George Graham. Known for his work as a film director, editor and director of photography, Ned Farr nevertheless created memorable music that combined thoughtful lyrics, fine vocals and excellent instrumental arrangements. This session preceded his second album Desert Motel and featured some of the songs that would appear on it. This edition of Homegrown Music was subsequently released as The Warehouse Sessions.
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Ned Farr

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