Joined: 07 Dec 2002
Location: Altoona, PA
| Posted: Sunday Feb 11, 2018
Here is the recap of the February 4 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.
Once again, we knew what we were up against from the sporting world this night - Super Bowl LII. So while the Philadelphia Eagles battled their way to their first Super Bowl victory against New England, the "Homegrown Rocker" stuck with its annual tradition during this game - presenting the 2018 installment of the "Ladies of Local Music" Special! We celebrated the music-making women of the PA music scene - the singers, the songwriters, and the ladies who play instruments, from guitars and basses to keys to banjos to drums, and even kazoos! We covered a broad spectrum of musical sounds, from rock and metal to folk, Celtic, bluegrass, blues, country, alternative and more! We also dug into the archive for a 1999 tune from singer Kim Asbury and Original Soul Project for this week's "Local Music Flashback!"
Here is this week's playlist (with spotlighted 'Ladies of Local Music' in parentheses):
THE CREW OF THE HALF MOON (Katie Rhodes) - "U-235"
MYCENEA WORLEY (Mycenea) - "9 Lives"
PURE CANE SUGAR (Kate Twoey, Natalie Race) - "Crazy"
STRIPED MAPLE HOLLOW (Sonya Giuffre, Jayna Mood) - "Cog in a Wheel"
LIZZIE & THE YEEHAW GANG (Lizzie Yeehaw, Lili Yee, Sally Starflower, Jackie Kriner, Sandy Howsare, Karen Semanak) - "Wagon Wheel"
JAKOB'S FERRY STRAGGLERS (Libby Eddy) - "Jangly Jack"
TREE (Jen Harnett) - "Wild Rover"
FULL KILT (Mandy Passmore-Ott) - "Picking Up the Tunes for Lannigan's Ball"
OVERHEAD (Wendy Hanson, Eileen Christman) - "Say the Word"
SHERRI MULLEN (Sherri) - "Geography"
RED PAINT (Cindy Ross) - "Don't You Cry"
MASTER SWORD (Lily Hoy) - "Behind the Mirror"
LADY (Alicia Marie Starr, Julia Wilson, Kylie Bumbarger) - "It's About Time"
DEFY THE TIDE (Carly Simon-Warneke) - "Catalyst"
FIST FIGHT IN THE PARKING LOT (Abby) - "Something"
NATASCHA & THE SPY BOYS (Natascha Hoffmeyer) - "He'll Do the Same Thing to You"
ORIGINAL SOUL PROJECT (Kim Asbury) - "Let It Go" (1999, Local Music Flashback)
LOVEBETTIE (Alexandra Naples) - "Are You Out There"
YOUNG LUNGS (Meg Wills) - "Battle Cry"
PAWN TAKES QUEEN (Christina Elsie-Lynne) - "Remedy and Poison"
BREE GEARHART (Bree) - "Ashes"
CALLIE TOMBLIN (Callie) - "Miss the Feeling"
HANNAH BINGMAN (Hannah) - "Finished, Fine, Done"
MISS MELANIE & THE VALLEY RATS (Melanie Morrison-Zeigler) - "Help/Oh Darling"
Our next program returns us to the mailboxes to see what new recordings have arrived in recent weeks, meaning we will feature lots of new tunes! We will also dig into the archive for a "Local Music Flashback," and step "Across State Lines" to hear music from an independent band or artist from outside the state!
Upcoming guests and specials include:
FEB. 25 - X's For Eyes
MAR. 4 - Millennium Music Conference Recap
MAR. 11 - Homegrown Rocker 20th Anniversary Special!
MAR. 18 - St. Patrick's Day Special
MAR. 25 - Millennium Contest Winner (TBA)
APR. 8 - The Roof
APR. 22 - Shattered
(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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 email@example.com.