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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/

Dec. 6 George Wesley. One of the most popular musicians in the region, George Wesley passed away in 2016. Known for his original reggae influenced music, Wesley released numerous albums over his lengthy career. This 2006 Homegrown Music session with his band was one of his best for the series, and formed the basis of his album Hold On.
George Wesley Band
George Wesley (center) and his band at WVIA in 2006.
Dec. 13 Bindley Hardware Co. A first-rate Pennsylvania roots-rock band, this quintet draws on folk, country and some blues for their influences. Their album Ever Satisfactory has been received national airplay and positive reviews. This encore presents their Homegrown Music debut in 2018
Bindley Hardware Co
Bindley Hardware Co
Dec. 20 A Homegrown Music Holiday Anthology. Series producer George Graham presents a set of Christmas music from the Homegrown Music archive, ranging from reverent to novelty.
Dec. 27 John Ginty Band. John Ginty is a ubiquitous keyboard man who had been a busy studio musician for a couple of decades, recording with artists from Lou Reed to the Dixie Chicks, to Jewel, and being a founding member of Robert Randolph and the Family Band. He currently tours with the Allman-Betts Band. This HGM segment is an encore of a group Ginty put together in 2000, spotlighting his Hammond B3 organ playing, and featuring the late Neal Casal on guitar.
John Ginty Band
John Ginty Band performing Live at WVIA

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