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Jim Price

Joined: 07 Dec 2002
Posts: 4395
Location: Altoona, PA

 Post Posted: Sunday Jan 21, 2018 
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Hello Everyone,

Here is the recap of the January 14 edition of 105.9 Qwik-Rock's weekly local music program, "The Homegrown Rocker," which airs every Sunday night from 8 to 10 PM on Lion Country's Rock Station, 105.9 Qwik-Rock. The show can also be streamed via Qwik's website, www.1059qwikrock.com.

Thanks to this week's guest, Johnstown-based singer and songwriter Dan Stonerook, for taking time to speak with us! During an interview recorded at his music store, Roxbury Commons in Johnstown, Dan discussed his career and his music, and we heard tracks from his first CD, Ghosts From the Past, along with some additional numbers. We also debuted new songs from Sterling Koch and Glory Days, updated "Local Music News," dug into the archive for a 1993 number from State College's Code: Blue, and reviewed Steve Brosky's Still CD in "The Professor's CD Corner!"

Here is this week's playlist:


DAN STONEROOK - "Our Old Town"
THE CROOKED LINE - "Concrete Shoes"
DAN STONEROOK - "Small Town Ten"
FLIGHT 19 - "Liquid Courage"
DAN STONEROOK - "Hobo Lullaby"
STERLING KOCH - "Trapped in A Minor"
GLORY DAYS - "Time Spent"
BLACK RIDGE - "Let It Roll"


CHRIS BELL - "Whole Lotta Whiskey"
NORMAN NARDINI - "End of the Line"
DAN STONEROOK - "Confusion"
STEVE BROSKY - "Johnny Corporation"
DAN STONEROOK - "Highway 11"
CODE: BLUE - "Not Enough Joy" (1993, Local Music Flashback)
DAN STONEROOK - "Damn Right I Got the Blues Blues"
FELIX & THE HURRICANES - "Travelers Not Forgotten"

On our next program, we again return to the mailboxes to see what new recordings have arrived lately, and we will debut plenty of new tunes! Along the way, we will update "Local Music News," dig into the archive for a "Local Music Flashback," step "Across State Lines" to hear music from an independent band or artist from outside of PA, and review Sterling Koch's GuitaR & B CD in "The Professor's CD Corner!"

Upcoming guests and specials include:

JAN. 28 - Sterling Koch
FEB. 4 - Ladies of Local Music Special
FEB. 25 - X's For Eyes
MAR. 4 - Millennium Music Conference Recap
MAR. 11 - Homegrown Rocker 20th Anniversary Special!
MAR. 18 - Millennium Contest Winner (TBA)

(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: Magnum Broadcasting, 315 South Atherton Street, State College, PA 16801; ATTN: Jim Price/Homegrown. Or drop the recordings off at the station during regular business hours, Monday-Friday 9 AM 5 PM. You can also email digital song files or inquiries about the show to homegrownrocker@gmail.com.

Jim Price

In Local Music News...

In band personnel moves, Duane Sipe is taking over bass duties in the area rock band Urban Myth. Duane also performs as part of the Bedford County-based band Remedy, and is half of the acoustic duo Dunnings Creek with Mark Diehl.

Johnstown's annual Flood City Music Festival has announced one of its headliners for this year's event. Blues Traveler will headline the two-day event which happens on August 3 and 4 at People's Natural Gas Park near downtown Johnstown. Also announced so far as performers for this year's festival are the Jakobs Ferry Stragglers and Pittsburgh's Neon Swing Experience. For more information, visit the festival's website, www.floodcitymusic.com.

Altoona's Railroaders Museum has announced the schedule for its 2018 Alive at 5 Summer Concert Series. New York-based Pat Benatar tribute group Fire and Ice will open the season on Friday night, June 1. Other headliners include Stone Temple Pilots tribute Big Empty on June 15, Kid Rock tribute Cowboy on June 29, Guns N'Roses tribute Nightrain on July 13, Genesis tribute Trespass on July 27, and Red Hot Chili Peppers tribute act Carolinacation on August 10. Local openers for these shows are being sought; interested bands and performers may contact the Railroaders Museum.

Area folk-based group Simple Gifts is offering some upcoming free concerts and workshops. The group will present a workshop on how to play Jewish klezmer music at the Jewish Community Center in State College on Tuesday night, January 16, plus a concert of Jewish and other folk music at the Center on Thursday night, January 18. The group will also present a ukulele workshop for children and parents at Juniata Valley Elementary School on Tuesday afternoon, January 16, and a concert at the school on Monday evening, January 22. Admission to all of these events is free.

After a nearly 20-year run on area stages, the "Party Plane" has announced its final landing. The popular Blair County-based rock band Flight 19 said during the past week that they will be finishing out their run on area stages, which began in 1999. The group will perform shows through to the end of June. They announced a special "landing party" show at Altoona's Four Dees Lounge on Saturday, April 21, during which past and founding members of the group will reunite on the stage. Flight 19 will also perform at downtown Altoona's Heritage Plaza on June 8 as part of that venue's Summer Concert Series.

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