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Series 9

 

  • #901: Mike Agranoff. Folk singer and humorist sings and tells stories, and manages to condense all of "Hamlet" into one three minute song. (Recorded 2/26/2007)

Personnel:  
Mike Agranoff: guitar, concertina, vocals
 
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  • #902: Eric Mintel Quartet. Southeast PA jazz pianist gets together with Poconos jazz musicians, including saxophonist Nelson Hill to perform original tunes and creative arrangements of jazz and rock standards.

Personnel:  
Eric Mintel: piano 
Nelson Hill: sax 
Dave Antonow: bass 
Dave Mohn: drums
 
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  • #903: Leslie Clemmons and Rippletree Effect. Leslie Clemmons brings her theatrical background into her creative and thoughtful original songs. (Recorded 10/9/2006) Rippletree Effect is a young, mostly female Wyoming Valley band who mix rock with folk and bluegrass in their original music.(Recorded 7/17/2006)

Personnel:  
Leslie Clemmons Band
Leslie Clemmons: vocals  
Rod Clemmons: piano 
Masa Shimizu: guitar 
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Rippletree Effect 
Kristin Kirby: electric guitar, vocals 
Amanda Hoffman: acoustic guitar, vocals 
Jessica Kirby: bass 
James Naylor: drums 
Tony Halchek: mandolin, acoustic guitar 
Christine Attanasio: violin
 
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  • #904: Hal Galper Trio. Jazz piano legend Hal Galper is known for his years as part of the Phil Woods Group, but has had an international career as a jazz artist and educator. He performs his distinctive style with an all-star trio. (Recorded 11/13/2006)

Personnel:  
Hal Galper: piano 
Tony Marino: bass 
Billy Mintz: drums
 
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  • #905: Tom Flannery. Scranton-area singer-songwriter and playwright Tom Flannery returns to Homegrown Music for a great collection of his original songs touching lots of subjects. (Recorded 10/9/2006)

Personnel:  
Tom Flannery: guitar, vocals 
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  • #906: The Gaptime Ensemble. Based in the jazz hotbed of Delaware Water Gap, the Gaptime ensemble performs jazz ranging from Jellyroll Morton to more contemporary material with instrumentation including tuba. (Recorded 11/13/2006)

Personnel:  
Wolfgang Knittel: piano 
Ken Brader: trumpet 
Nelson Hill: sax, clarinet 
Rick Chamberlain: trombone 
Jim Daniels: tuba 
Bob D'Aversa: drums
 
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  • #907: Nancy and Spencer Reed. The Poconos musical couple Nancy & Spencer Reed have been performing together for some 30 years, with Spencer's first rate jazz guitar and Nancy's bass. Both are featured on vocals. (Recorded 2/13/2006)

Personnel:  
Spencer Reed: guitar, vocals 
Nancy Reed: bass, vocals
 
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  • #908: John Ginty Band. Keyboard man John Ginty is very much in-demand as a studio musician, having performed with such diverse artists as Lou Reed and Whiskeytown. Ginty spent several years with the Robert Randolph band (seen on PBS' Austin City Limits). Ginty appears on Homegrown Music with his own jam band. (Recorded 2/26/2007)

Personnel:  
John Ginty: keyboards 
Mike Buckman: bass 
John Hummel: drums 
Dave Hedden: percussion 
Chuck Wood: congas 
Paul Gerdts: vocal
 
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  • #909: Skip Wilkins Quintet. Skip Wilkins is a jazz pianist, composer and educator from the Lehigh Valley. He is on the faculty of Lafayette College in Easton. He appears with his quintet with whom he has recorded two CDs. (Recorded 4/9/2007)

Personnel:  
Skip Wilkins: piano 
Paul Kendall: sax 
Tom Kozic: guitar 
Tony Marino: bass 
Gary Rissmiller: drums
 
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  • #910: A Tribute to Jeff DePrimo/Mantra. First Lt. Jeffrey DePrimo of Pittston, PA, lost his life in May 2008, while serving in Afghanistan. He was killed by a roadside bomb. He was also a remarkably talented guitarist, specializing in the nylon string (classical) style guitar. In 2002, Jeff formed a guitar trio called Mantra with Rembert Meszler and Peter Sislo. Mantra performed live Homegrown Music radio concert in October 2002. Previously, the Homegrown Music TV series presented excerpts from that show. This program features all the music from this memorable performance. (Recorded 10/22/2002)

Personnel:  
Jeff DePrimo: guitar 
Rebmert Meszler: guitar 
Peter Sislo: guitar
 
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  • #911: Jonah Gregory and Hannah Bingman. Jonah is a young bluesman from the Williamsport area who won the 2006 Billtown Blues Challenge. He performs a collection of traditional and original blues in an acoustic setting.  
    Hannah Bingman is a talented and articulate singer-songwriter from Central PA. She is joined by veteran Williamsport area jazz musician Doug McMinn on several songs. (Both segments recorded 1/15/2007)

Personnel:  
Jonah Gregory: guitar, vocals  
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Hannah Bingman guitar, vocals 
Doug McMinn: clarinet 
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  • #912: Plus 3 at the Bloomsburg Fair. The Homegrown Music Concert series goes on the road again to the 154th edition of the Bloomsburg Fair, with a concert by the outstanding Wilkes-Barre area rock band Plus 3. This group, known for their upbeat, tuneful original rock had been inactive for a couple of years, but in the fall of 2008 they reunited adding a new bass player. They mark their return to performing with a great set given at the Free Stage Pavilion at the Bloomsburg Fair. (Recorded Saturday, September 20, 2008.)

Personnel:  
Mike Krakosky: acoustic and electric guitar, vocals 
Mike Evans: electric guitar, vocals 
Rick Carr: drums 
Joe Whelan: bass

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