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Homegrown Music Concerts

Thursdays at 9pm on WVIA-TV
Saturdays at 11pm on WVIA-TV

All-new season beginning on Thursday, March 31!

The six episode series airs Thursday nights at 9 p.m. on WVIA-TV. The season premiere features jazz ensemble ‘The Tom Hamilton Band’ television debut.  Other acts included in the series are the folk family trio ‘The Currys’, jazz trio ‘Tri-Fi’, northeastern Pennsylvania’s Django Reinhardt inspired ‘Bog Swing Group’, ‘Organik Vibe Trio’ which features Marko Marcinko, Ron Oswanski and the Rolling Stones’ saxophonist Tim Ries and prog rock / jam band powerhouse ‘Tauk’.

2015 Season

MiZ

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MiZ make their return to the Homegrown series after 4 years

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Expansions

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Dave Liebman's new group looks towards the present generation of jazz musicians 

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Clarence Bucaro

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The prolific, honey-voiced Brooklyn, NY singer-songwriter Clarence Bucaro has crafted an impressive canon of uplifting Americana,

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The Oak Creek Band

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The Oak Creek Band is an outstanding group formed around the husband-wife duo of Daniel and Jenna Watters.

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Episode Listings
Meet the Team

George Graham

George Graham

One of the first staff members at WVIA. Produces and hosts Mixed Bag, All That Jazz and Homegrown Music on WVIA Radio, and the Homegrown Music Concerts on WVIA-TV.

Graham was the first employee of WVIA Radio, and has been on the WVIA staff since 1972. A native and resident of Carbondale, PA, he is a magna cum laude graduate of Duke University, where he majored in electrical engineering. He joined the WVIA staff in connection with the studio design and construction of WVIA-FM, but with his four years of on-air experience at the Duke University radio station, he immediately moved into on-air work. He sought to bring the kind of eclectic contemporary music radio programming that marked student radio at Duke (where he was program director) in the late 1960s and early 1970s.

He introduced Mixed Bag, which has become purportedly the longest continuously-running program of what is now called "album adult alternative" music in the country. Graham introduced Homegrown Music, a program to spotlight talented regional artists in performances from the station's studio. The series has been running continuously as a weekly series since 1976, and includes weekly recording session broadcasts, and monthly live concerts performed before a studio audience.

He also hosts WVIA's All That Jazz, and presents extensive annual radio coverage of the region's jazz festivals from Delaware Water Gap and Scranton. Graham has written for regional publications, and also works as a free-lance recording engineer, producer and mastering engineer.


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