Television - Local Programs - Homegrown Music Concerts

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Series 5

 

  • #501: Railroad Earth. An outstanding bluegrass/rock/jam band with a national reputation beased in NE PA and Western New Jersey, and featuring members of From Good Homes, Blue Sparks and Kings in Disguise. (Recorded 11/12/2002)

Personnel: 
Todd Sheaffer: guitar, vocals 
John Skehan: mandolin, vocals 
Andy Goessling: flute, banjo, guitar, etc. 
Tim Carbone: violin, vocals 
Carey Harman: drums 
Dave Von Dollen: bass

  • #502: B.D. Lenz Band. Western NJ jazz -rock fusion guitarist, and mathematics teacher, B.D. Lenz heads a tight band that performs upbeat original music highlighting their superb musicianship. (Recorded 8/12/2003)

Personnel: 
B.D. Lenz: guitar 
Chandler Weber: sax 
James Rosocha: bass 
Tom Cottone: drums 
Joe Meckler: percussion 
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  • #503: Bob Malone. A classically-trained pianist and witty songwriter, New Jersey native Malone incorporates his love for New Orleans-style boogie and blues piano into his energetic set. (Recorded 2/18/2003)

Personnel: 
Bob Malone: piano and vocal

  • #504: Heidi Muller and Dave Isaacs. Two fine, and rather different singer-songwriters are featured in this program taken from two different live Homegrown Music concerts. Heidi Muller is a New Jersey-based folk artist who specializes in the mountain dulcimer (Recorded 1/14/2003). Dave Isaacs is the founder of the acclaimed roots-rock band Jackalope Junction. He is heard in a solo performance featuring his articulate songs and apealing vocals. (Recorded 11/12/2002)

Personnel: 
Heidi Muller: dulcimer, guitar, vocals

Dave Isaacs: guitar and vocals

  • #505: Townhall. A great young Philadelphia jam-funk-alernative band whose music is quite wide-ranging but rhythmically infectious. The vesatile band members frequently change instruments. (Recorded 3/25/2003)

Personnel: 
George Stanford: various instruments, vocals 
Mark Smidt: various instruments, vocals 
Tim Sonnenfeld: various instruments, vocals 
Nate Stiles: various instruments, vocals 
Kevin Pride: drums and percussion

  • #506: Relative Sight. Delightful acoustic music two trained classical musicians performing on instruments such as cello and English horn. Their CD More Than One Life was featured on the Mixed Bag Weekly Album Review series on WVIA-FM. (Recorded 8/12/2003)

Personnel: 
Janet Taggert: cello, piano, vocals 
Heidi Palalay: English horn, guitar and vocals

  • #507: Hickory Project. One of the region's finest bluegrass, Northeastern and North Central Pennsylvania-based Hickory project have played before audiences as far away as Australia. They also produce their own annual bluegrass festival near Wellsboro, PA. (Recorded 7/22/2003)

Personnel: 
Anthony Hannigan: mandolin, vocals Sue Cunningham: fiddle and vocals 
Dan Shipe: guitar, vocals 
David Cavage: banjo, vocals 
Steve Belcher: bass

  • #508: Paul Mark & the Van Dorens and Greg Burgess. It's a great hour of blues, electric and acoustic. Paul Mark & the Van Dorens have been winning audiences for the brand of high-energy blues marked by great guitar work and an abundance of original music. (Recorded 1/14/2003) Pianist and vocalist Greg Burgess has absorbed the blues, boogie and stride piano styles of the masters and serve up an appealing blend of original songs and old classics. (Recorded 8/27/2002)

Personnel: 
Paul Mark & the Van Dorens: 
Paul Mark: guitar, vocals 
James Strain: bass 
Rafael Reyes: drums

Greg Burgess: piano, vocals

  • #509: Mantra and Drewes-Haddad-Friesen-Tronzo. It's an hour of great instrumental music with Mantra, a fine but short-lived trio of classical guitarists which unfortunately dissolved shortly after this performance. Original compositions are featured. (Recorded 10/22/2002). Organized more or less specifically for this concert, the virtuosic quartet of Drewes, Haddad, Friesen and Tronzo includes percussionist Jamey Haddad, formerly of the David Liebman Group, and a regular member of Paul Simon's band, and cellist Eugene Friesen known for his many years with the Paul Winter Consort. (Recorded 5/13/2003)

Personnel: 
Mantra 
Rembert Meszler, Jeff DePrimo, Peter Sizlo: guitars

The Quartet: 
Jamey Haddad: percussion 
Billy Drewes: reeds, keyboards, percussion 
Eugene Friesen: cello 
Dave Tronzo: guitars

  • #510: Sim Redmond Band and Charles Havira. From Upstate New York, the Sim Redmond Band serve up an appealing mix of reggae and world music. (Recorded 10/22/2002) Singer-songwriter Charles Havira is known for his work with the popular regional band Freight Train (included on theHomegrown Music Sampler CD). Havira is featured in an solo set. (Recorded 2/12/2002)

Personnel: 
Sim Redmond Band: 
Sim Redmond: guitar, vocals 
Uniit Carruyo: vocals, percussion 
Asa Redmond: drums 
Jordan Aceto: guitar 
Dan Merwyn: bass

Charles Havira: guitar and vocals

  • #511: Joe Charles and Joe Rathbone. Two up-and-coming singer-songwriters are featured in this program. Joe Charles often collaborates with members of the Badlees, who helped prodice his CD. (Recorded 6/10/2003) Joe Rathbone, though a resident of Atlanta, has family in NE PA, and often returns to the area. Known for his appealing, often rock-oriented songs, he puts in a nice collection of his original songs in a solo setting. (Recorded 7/22/2003)

Personnel: 
Joe Charles: guitar, vocals

  • with Bret Alexander: guitar 
    Ron Simasek: drums

Joe Rathbone: guitar, vocals

  • #512: The Badlees. Probably Northeastern Pennsylvania's best-known band, in their 15 years together, the group has enjoyed national popularity. They have been regular guests on Homegrown Music since 1989. In this performance they serve up new material as well as old favorites. (Recorded 6/10/2003)

Personnel: 
Pete Palladino: vocals, harmonica 
Bret Alexander: guitar, vocals 
Jeff Feltenberger: guitar, vocals 
Paul Smith: bass, vocals 
Ron Simasek: drums

  • #513: Debbie Davies. One of the great women singers and guitar-slingers of the blues, Ms. Davies spent some years playing guitar in the late Albert Collins' band. She put in a great performance with her hot band and special guest Greg Burgess. (Recorded 8/27/2002)

Personnel: 
Debbie Davies: guitar, vocal 
Alan J. Hager: bass 
Dan Castagno: drums 
with Greg Burgess: piano
 
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