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Series 3

 

  • #301: The Bobby Syvarth Combo. Appealing folky-jazzy acoustic music from the Poconos. (Recorded 6/20/2000)

Personnel: 
Bobby Syvarth: guitar, vocals 
Dan Myers: sax 
Carey Harmon: drums, vocals 
Mark Covell: bass 
Michael Fossa: piano

  • #302: Vyktoria Pratt Keating/Joy Eden Harrison. Two oustanding and distinctive singer-songwriters. Ms. Keating (recorded 7/18/2000) toured with and opened for Jethro Tull, while Ms. Harrison (recorded 6/20/2000) brings a uniquely jazzy approach to her songs.

Personnel: 

Vyktoria Pratt Keating: guitar, vocals

Joy Eden Harrison: guitar,vocals 
with: Mark Covell: bass; Michael Fossa: piano on "Yellow"

  • #303: Dick Fawcett. Not a person, but a popular, but short-lived band from the Scranton area. This much-requested 1998 live performance features superb musicianship by a blue-chip gathering of regional players. (Recorded 9/1/1998)

Personnel: 
LeRoy Pelicci: piano, vocals 
Neil Nicastro: guitar 
Nick Driscoll: sax 
Mark Covell: bass 
Pat Marcinko: drums

  • #304: Johnny DeFrancesco Power Trio. Philadelphia blues guitar virtuoso, and brother of jazz organ great Joey DeFrancesco, Johnny DeFrancesco and his trio serve up high-energy blues. (Recorded 5/9/2000)

Personnel: 
Johnny DeFrancesco: guitar, vocals 
Paul Klinefelter: bass 
Glenn Farricone: drums

  • #305: Michael Jerling/Tim Farrell. Called a songwriter's songwriter, Upstate New Yorker Jerling is known for his witty but perceptive songs, and appealingly warm performing style. He is joined by bassist Tony Markellis. (Recorded 3/28/2000) Philadelphian Tim Farrell is nationally known as an acoustic folk and New Age style guitar stylist. He performs original instrumentals, and sings humorous songs. (Recorded 9/1/1998)

Personnel: 
Michael Jerling: acoustic guitar, vocals 
Tony Markellis: bass

Tim Farrell: guitar, vocals

  • #306: Lisa Moscatiello. A remarkable singer with an eclectic stytlistic range, Ms. Moscatiello performs music ranging from jazzy to Celtic. She is joined by renowned Celtic harpist Sue Richards and cellist Fred Lieder. (Recorded 9/29/2000). Also a humorous story and song from Scranton native, actress and sonstress Mary Ellen Bernard (Recorded 7/18/2000)

Personnel: 
Lisa Moscatiello: guitar, vocals 
Sue Richards: Celtic harp 
Fred Lieder: cello

Mary Ellen Bernard: vocals 
Paul Guzzone: guitar

  • #307: Teddy Young and the Aces. After making his Homegrown Music debut as teenage blues guitar prodigy, Young has matured into an experienced artist, having toured with some of the blues greats. He performs a set with his own quartet, playing blues from red-hot to laid-back. (Recorded 3/27/2001)

Personnel: 
Teddy Young: guitars, vocals 
Rob Fenstermaker: bass 
Bill Gardner: drums 
Eric Dutko: guitar

  • #308: The David Liebman Group. World-renowned jazz saxophonist Liebman has recorded close to 80 albums, written 10 books and performed and taught around the world. The Stroudsburg, PA resident returns to his home area for this wide-ranging concert with his Grammy-nominated group. (Recorded 2/1/2000)

Personnel: 
David Liebman: sax, woodwinds, percussion 
Vic Juris: guitar 
Tony Marino: bass 
Jamey Haddad: drums

  • #309: Rick Sirota. Long a musical staple from the Lehigh Valley, Sirota is usually heard as a "sideman" usually playing bass. But he is an outstanding singer-songwriter, and is spotlighted in a fine solo performance of his articulate songs. (Recorded 10/12/1999). Also, two songs from the fine Poconos acoustic duo of Kate Jordan & C.J. McKenna. (Recorded 9/25/2001)

Personnel: 
Rick Sirota: guitar and vocal

Kate & CJ: 
Kate Jordan: guitar, vocal 
C.J. McKenna: guitar, vocal, harmonica

  • #310: Reese Brothers Blues Summit. Tom and Kirk Reese, from Central PA, have brought a number of their fascinating musical projects to Homegrown Music, from Celtic to jazz. This set features flutist Tom and pianist Kirk leading a bluesy-jazzy quintet giving a twist to some "standard" tunes. (Recorded 1/18/2000) Also appearing in this program is the veteran eclectic band Kings in Disguise (Recorded 3/28/2000)

Personnel: 
Tom Reese: flute 
Kirk Reese: piano 
Tony Marino: bass 
Glenn Farricone: drums

Kings in Disguise: 
Tim Carbone: vocals, violin 
Buck Dilley: guitar, keyboards 
Andy Goessling: sax, woodwinds, acoustic guitar 
Jim Gilheaney: bass 
David Moore: drums

  • #311: Greg Howard/Kati Mac. Greg Howard is one of the world's leading players of the Chapman Stick, a unique ten-stringed instrument played with both hands on its fretboard. A veritable orchestra of sounds can be created, and Howard puts in a virtuosic performance. (Recorded 6/26/2001) Kati Mac is one of those performers who is often heard anonymously in a supporting role, as backing vocalist to Meat Loaf and Sting, and as a songwriter (one of her songs created for a TV daytime drama was nominated for an Emmy). She is heard in a set of her original songs, joined by a distinctive lineup of cello and "world" percussion. (Recorded 1/19/1999)

Personnel: 
Greg Howard: Chapman Stick 
with Mark Tomeo: steel guitar on Beatles medley

Kati Mac: guitar, vocals 
Kevin Hupp: percussion, vocals 
Martha Colby: cello

  • #312: David Maxwell/Gunnar Madsen. David Maxwell is one of today's most acclaimed blues pianists. He has toured with Bonnie Raitt, along with blues stars from the late Freddie King to Otis Rush. He puts in an amazing solo piano performance incorporating blues, Gospel, boogie woogie that will leave you wondering how so much sound can come from one piano. (Recorded 1/18/2000) Gunnar Madsen is one of the founding members of the unique acapella group The Bobs, though in this performance Madsen accompanies himself on piano and guitar, serving up the witty, quirky and downright fascinating songs in the style that marked his work with The Bobs. (Recorded 3/30/1999)

Personnel: 
David Maxwell: piano

Gunnar Madsen: guitar, piano, vocals

  • #313: Big Daddy Dex and the Groove. Hot blues and R&B from a popular Northeast PA band, with special guests. (Recorded 8/29/2000)

Personnel: 
Dan "Dex" Armbruster: guitar, vocals 
Chuck Musto: keyboards 
Greg Biscontini: bass 
Marko Marcinko: drums, horn arrangments 
with: Dewey Vanquez: guitar 
Doctor Montzingo: backing vocals, percussion 
Tom Hamilton: tenor sax 
Nick Driscoll: alto sax 
Jim Buckley: baritone sax 
Jonathan Searfoss: trumpet 
Gary Rixner: trombone 
Jamie Novak: percussion

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