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Jim Price

Joined: 07 Dec 2002
Posts: 4510
Location: Altoona, PA

 Post Posted: Monday Sep 07, 2020 
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Hello Everyone,

Here is the recap of the September 6 edition of "The Homegrown Rocker," which airs every Sunday night from 8 to 10 PM on Q94 Classic Rock (94.3 FM) in Altoona and Lion Country's Rock Station, 105.9 Qwik-Rock. The show can also be streamed via both stations' websites.

For the Labor Day holiday weekend, we presented a special we haven't done in a few years, the "Local Music Live in Concert" special! For the show's two hours, we showcased live performance tracks from local and regional bands and performers! We debuted some never-aired before live performance tracks from Pure Cane Sugar, Nate Myers & the Aces, the High Street Drifters, Mysterytrain, the Jakobs Ferry Stragglers, The Roof, Chris Woodward & Shindiggin,' Marshmellow Overcoat and Felix & the Hurricanes! We also updated "Local Music News," and dug a 2012 live performance track from legendary Altoona-based rockers The Front from the archive for a "Local Music Flashback!"

Here is this week's playlist:


THE CLARKS - "Better Off Without You" (live)
DAVID UOSIKKINEN'S IN THE POCKET - "And We Danced" (performed live 12/18/18 at the Keswick Theatre in Glenside, PA)
PURE CANE SUGAR - "Let It Ride" (performed live 4/10/13 at State Theatre, State College)
CHRIS RATTIE & THE NEW REBELS - "Cabin Fever" (live from Whiskey Ridge 1/5/19)
NATE MYERS & THE ACES - "You Know" (live)
BILLY PRICE BAND - "It Ain't a Juke Joint Without the Blues" (performed live in September, 2016 at Club Cafe, Pittsburgh)
JOHNNY 5 & THE FLYIN' HELOS - "Betty Lou's Got a New Tattoo" (performed live 10/19/19 at Metropolis Collective, Mechanicsburg)
FULL KILT - "Plastic Paddys" (live)
HIGH STREET DRIFTERS - "Muddy Water" (performed live 11/23/19 at "Thanks for Giving Weekend" event, Tipton)
THE BACKYARD ROCKERS - "Good Hearted Woman" (performed live 7/7/18 at Wham Bam Mountain Jam, Port Matilda)


MYSTERYTRAIN - "Sea of Blue" (performed live 11/23/19 at "Thanks for Giving Weekend" event, Tipton)
NORMAN NARDINI - "High Times" (performed live in July, 1994)
THE HAWKS BLUES BAND (The Blacksnakes) - "Blow Wind Blow" (live, 2012)
THE ROOF - "It Hurts Me Too" (performed live in 2020 at 3 Dots, State College)
THE FRONT - "Battleground for the Brave" (performed live at Heritage Plaza, Altoona in 2012, Local Music Flashback)
CHRIS WOODWARD & SHINDIGGIN' - "Happy Campers" (performed live 7/4/20 at People's Natural Gas Field, Altoona)
MARSHMELLOW OVERCOAT - "We've Got to Roll" (performed live, 2019)
FELIX & THE HURRICANES - "Green Grass & High Tides" (performed live at R-Bar, Pittsburgh)

We go back to the mailboxes on our next program to check out more new local and regional recordings that have arrived in recent days, so expect to hear lots of new songs! We will also update "Local Music News," dig a "Local Music Flashback" from the archive, step "Across State Lines" to hear a song from an independent band or artist from outside of PA, and review an album (or maybe two) in "The Professor's CD Corner!" Hear the "Homegrown Rocker" this Sunday night (September 13) on Q94 Classic Rock (94.3 on your FM dial, or online at www.q94classicrock.com) and 105.9 Qwik Rock (105.9 on your FM dial, or online at www.1059qwikrock.com)!

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.

Jim Price

In Local Music News...

Altoona native and former NBC “The Voice” contestant Jimmy Mowery announced that he has signed a management deal with veteran entertainment and sports manager Jason Fowler of Elite Sports & Entertainment Management Group. Last year, Jimmy finished in the top 24 during season 16 of NBC Television’s popular talent search program “The Voice.” According to his new manager, a new album and project for Jimmy should come together before the middle of next year.

A number of area and regional bands will take the stage next weekend during the 9th annual Chuck & Christy’s Backwoods Bash and Toy Drive event. The event will happen next Friday evening through Sunday at a new location near Hopewell. Among the artists performing will be Maul, Buckshot Teaparty, The PennSoulvanians, Iron Wolf, Negan, Paradigm, Fyre, Wrath Of Typhon, Black Sun, The Blacksnakes and more. Admission is free, but donations of new, unwrapped toys will be accepted for distribution to needy area families during the upcoming holiday season.

The annual Greenwood Furnace Folk Gathering will take place next Friday and Saturday evening as a virtual event via Zoom. The event will begin at 6 p.m. both nights, and will feature virtual workshops, jamming, a social hour, and a faculty concert. The festival is designed for all levels, from non-musicians to advanced players. The event is presented by the area folk group Simple Gifts and the Huntingdon County Arts Council. For more information about the festival, visit the website www.folkgathering.com.

And longtime area musician and entertainer Zupe has released a new polka album. The 15-song album, called Na zdrovie! (Nostrovia!), features Zupe with a cast of collaborators and guests musicians called the Polka Commandos. Among the participants are renowned polka performers Alex Meixner, Mollie B, Tommy Halla and others. Listeners can check out and obtain the album through Zupe’s website, www.zupe.net and digital online platforms.

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