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Jim Price

Joined: 07 Dec 2002
Posts: 4371
Location: Altoona, PA

 Post Posted: Sunday Jun 03, 2018 
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Hello Everyone,

Here is the recap of the May 20 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.

This week, our guest was western PA-based singer, songwriter, performer and musical family patriarch Tim Woods! During a conversation recorded over dinner at the legendary Dean's Diner near Blairsville, we learned about Tim's story and musical career, discussed his band endeavors including the Tim Woods Band and Woods Family Band, and heard music from his new album, Human Race. Along the way, we debuted new songs from Jim Donovan & the Sun King Warriors and Jeff Perigo & friends, updated "Local Music News," and dug out a 2006 tune by The Marauders for this week's "Local Music Flashback!"

Here is this week's playlist:


JUKEHOUSE BOMBERS - "Rooster Gets to Crowin'"
TIM WOODS - "Human Race"
HABATAT - "Fallacy"
TIM WOODS - "Can You Feel It?"
ERIC VAL - "Tragedy"
TIM WOODS - "Trixie"
DAN STONEROOK - "Our Old Town"


DEREK WOODS BAND - "Much Better Now"
TIM WOODS - "Every Day"
TIM WOODS - "Take a Minute"
THE MARAUDERS - "We Are The Marauders" (2006, Local Music Flashback)
TIM WOODS - "World Comes Tumbling Down"

Since our next program happens on Memorial Day weekend, that means one thing - our annual trek down "Local Music Memory Lane" on our annual Memorial Day Special! We will spotlight past bands and performers of the area music scene for two hours, digging out local music archive gems from the 1990s, 1980s, 1970s and 1960s - including a never-before aired number from 1962! We'll also pay homage to some of the area musicians we have lost over the years. We celebrate local music past on our next program, the annual Memorial Day Special!

Upcoming guests and specials include:

JUNE 10 - Hate Grenade
JUNE 17 - Father's Day Special
JUNE 24 - Behind the Grey
JULY 8 - Cover Song Special
JULY 15 - Psycho Prophecy
JULY 22 - Dylan E. Miller
AUG. 5 - Tukurpa
AUG. 19 - We Came From Space

(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 to 5 PM. You can also email digital song files or inquiries about the show to homegrownrocker@gmail.com.

Jim Price

In Local Music News...

Two benefit shows are coming together for next month to help out two area sound engineers who are battling cancer.

The Rawken for Hawken Benefit will take place on Sunday, June 10 at Slammin' Sams in Johnstown, and raise money to help out area soundman and recording engineer Brad Hawken, who was recently diagnosed with colon/rectal cancer. The show will start at 4 p.m. Bands that have donated their time to perform at this benefit include Inside Out, Chasing Frequency, The Holy Gift, Octane members and friends, Darkness On The Radio, Stone Bridge, Fail, a Lies Inc. reunion, The Dillons , Locked and Loaded, Jeff Perigo & friends and more.

And the Benefit for Delbert McConnell will take place on Saturday night, June 30, at the Barnesboro VFW in Northern Cambria, and raise money to help area sound engineer and musician Alan "Delbert" McConnell as he battles Stage 4 cancer. The benefit will begin at 5:45 p.m., and feature performances from the Morgan James Band, Nag Champions Mystery Band, Talisman, Rick Ramsey Group, Rust, Acoustic Stew, Downshift, the Backyard Rockers, Negan, an open jam and more. Donation at the door is $5 per person.

On the album front, western PA progressive rockers We Came From Space have issued their long-awaited second album this past week. The CD, While You Were Away, was released on Tuesday, May 15.

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