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Hello Everyone,

Here is the recap of the July 9 edition of "The Homegrown Rocker," which airs every Sunday night from 8 to 10 PM on Q94 Classic Rock (www.q94classicrock.com), and from 10 PM to midnight on 107.1 and 101.3 Jack FM (www.1071jack.fm)!

We experienced a "bluegrass takeover" on this week's program, as we welcomed our guests, western PA-based bluegrass duo Black Sheep Bluegrass, into our studio! Christian James and Valerie Wood discussed their duo and how it came together, their music, creative processes and more - and they brought their instruments along and did several songs for us live! We also threw the spotlight to several other area bluegrass and folk artists along the way, and debuted a new song from Harrisburg's Seldom Said No! We updated "Local Music News," and with the recent passing of Backyard Rockers founding member and harmonica player David "Harmonica Dave" Baird, we broke out a 2013 song by the Backyard Rockers featuring Dave's harmonica work for this week's "Local Music Flashback!" And we stepped "Across State Lines" to hear a song from Morgantown, West Virginia favorites The Hillbilly Gypsies (since renamed The Hillbilly Biscuits)! (For those who missed the program, a four-part podcast of this show is available for listening or download from Q94's website, www.q94classicrock.com. Click on "The Professor's Classroom," and then scroll down to "Homegrown Rocker Podcast" and look for the four show segments marked with the date, 070923.)

Here is this week's playlist:


ZAC GRACE - "This Is The Day"
MAMA CORN - "About A Minute Ago"
BLACK SHEEP BLUEGRASS - "Salt Spring" (live in the studio)
WELL STRUNG - "Festival"
BLACK SHEEP BLUEGRASS - "Your Long Journey" (live in the studio)
BLACK SHEEP BLUEGRASS - "The Old Home Place" (live in the studio)
DAN STONEROOK - "Damn Right I Got the Blues Blues"


CHRIS BELL - "Whole Lotta Whiskey"
CODY TYLER & GYPSY COWBOY - "Playin' with Firewater"
BLACK SHEEP BLUEGRASS - "You're On My Mind This Morning" (live in the studio)
ALYSSA HANKEY - "They Used to Make Things Here" (CD Corner)
BLACK SHEEP BLUEGRASS - "Salt Creek" (live in the studio)
THE BACKYARD ROCKERS - "Tara's Song" (2013, Local Music Flashback in memory of "Harmonica Dave" Baird)
THE HILLBILLY GYPSIES (HILLBILLY BISCUITS) - "West Virginia Line" (Across State Lines)
DOUG FORSHEY - "Walter Main's Circus Train"
SELDOM SAID NO - "Reuben's Train"

Our next program will be the 2023 installment of the "Cover Song Special!" We will hear local and regional bands artists present their covers, interpretations and reworkings of songs by other artists - hear cover versions by such names as The Snipped, The Semi-Supervillains, Radio 45, Lauren & Joe, Felix & the Hurricanes, A.D. 2020 and numerous others! We'll also update "Local Music News" and pull out a past local cover tune from the archive for a "Local Music Flashback!" Hear the "Homegrown Rocker" this Sunday night (July 16) on Q94 Classic Rock - 94.3 FM and online at www.q94classicrock.com, and on 107.1 and 101.3 Jack FM, online at www.1071jack.fm!

Upcoming guests and specials:


(All dates are subject to changes as circumstances warrant.)

Bands and artists wanting to submit news items for "Local Music News" may email their news to homegrownrocker@gmail.com. Indicate "MUSIC NEWS" in the subject heading!

Bands and artists interested in having music aired on the show are invited to send their broadcast-quality recordings to: The Homegrown Rocker, 2513 6th Avenue, Altoona, PA 16602 (ATTN: Jim Price). You can also email digital song files or inquiries about the show to homegrownrocker@gmail.com. And bands and musicians interested in being guests on the program can email their interest to homegrownrocker@gmail.com as well!

Jim Price

In Local Music News...

The lineup has been announced for next month’s annual “Pickin’ for Wishes� Bluegrass Festival, presented by the Make A Wish Foundation of Greater Pennsylvania and West Virginia. The event will take place on Friday and Saturday, August 18 and 19, at the Cresson Sportsmen’s Association. The music starts on Friday evening with Tree performing from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.; admission that evening is free. Saturday’s music starts at 12 noon, with the bands Centerfire Bluegrass, Hickory Bottom Band, Hillbilly Biscuits and Mama Corn performing two sets each in rotation throughout the day. There will also be food and craft vendors, a basket auction and raffles, and children’s activities. Ticket prices for Saturday are $10 in advance or $15 at the gate; children under 12 will be admitted free with accompanying adult. Free rough camping will be available, and the event is B.Y.O.B. with glass bottles being discouraged.

And the area music scene is mourning the passing of David Baird late last month. Known to many as “Harmonica Dave,� Dave was an enthusiastic harmonica player and was a founding member of Altoona-based acoustic trio the Backyard Rockers. Dave frequently attended jam nights around the area, and donated his talents to numerous benefits over the years.

That's a look at “Local Music News.� Bands and artists with news items to report on the program may email their information to homegrownrocker@gmail.com.
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