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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/

Jan. 3 Dan Masterson. Singer-songwriter-pianist Dan Masterson has released two EPs and two full-length albums, which attracted attention and airplay nationally. This is an encore of Masterson’s debut Homegrown Music session from 2014, spotlighting his appealing original songs performed on the WVIA Steinway piano.
Dan Masterson
Dan Masterson at WVIA in 2014.
Jan 10 Gingermon. Tim Gandee, a/k/a Gingermon is a reggae artist of Irish descent, who in 2019 released his band’s debut album Baked to Perfection. This encore features the band's debut on Homegrown Music with a batch of great original, danceable music, with performances often taking a different approach than their album.
Gingermon band
Ginermon Band at WVIA in 2019
Jan. 17 Hillbilly Water. An energetic bluegrass trio featuring two of the members of the New Jersey band and frequent Homegrown Music guests Cosmic American Derelicts, the group performs mostly original music, both vocal and instrumental. This is an encore of their 2007 studio session.
Hillbilly Water
Hillbilly Water
Jan. 24 The Badlees. One of the most popular and long running bands in the region, The Badlees recently announced a series of reunion concerts. So we go into the archive for an early but first-rate session from 30 years ago, from 1992, the first of several appearances the band has made on Homegrown Music over the years.
The Badlees
The Badlees in their early days
Jan. 25 A Homegrown Music Concert with WATER STREET and BRENDA FERNANDES. After a nearly three-year hiatus, the Homegrown Music live concert series returns with an evening of outstanding regional artists performing before a studio audience live from WVIA’s Sordoni Theater.
Water Street are a rock sextet known for their sophisticated melodic original music. Their most recent release All We Tried to Be has been receiving critical praise. The band put in a Homegrown Music studio session last year, and they make their live HGM live concert debut.
Water Street
Water Street in the studio at WVIA
Brenda Fernandes is a talented singer-songwriter and electronic musician whose music has an ambient, atmospheric quality. She also make her live Homegrown Music concert debut.
Brenda Fernandes
Brenda Fernandes
The two-hour the concert will be broadcast live on WVIA-FM and streaming on wvia.org. Free audience seating in the Sordoni Theater in the station’s studios is available on a first-come-first-served basis at http://www.wvia.org/events Note: Start time: 8:00 PM
Jan. 31 Drew Kelly. Scranton area singer-songwriter Kelly returns for a new set of original music performed in a solo acoustic setting.
Drew Kelly
Drew Kelly at WVIA

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