Joined: 07 Dec 2002
Location: Altoona, PA
| Posted: Sunday May 30, 2021
Here is the recap of the May 23 edition of "The Homegrown Rocker," which airs every Sunday night from 8 to 10 PM on Q94 Classic Rock!
This week we got back to the mailboxes to check out a few more new recordings that have arrived lately! We introduced new songs from Marshmellow Overcoat, The Jaded Lips, Lone Crow Rebellion, Andrew C. McLaughlin, Sommelier and Horehound. We also updated "Local Music News," dug a 1997 number by Freud's Sister from the archive for a "Local Music Flashback," and stepped "Across State Lines" to hear former Altoona radio personality Dan Grabill (Danny Gray) and his former Tampa, Florida-based band Diamond Gray! We also featured not one, but two editions of "The Professor's CD Corner," reviewing Memory Collector's Future Eyes album during the first hour, and Hanna Barakat's Siren album during the second hour! And with the sad news of the passing of area musician Rich Edmundson during the past week, we paid tribute to Rich with a set of his music to close out the first hour. (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, 052321.)
Here is this week's playlist:
WAX MEKANIX - "Victorious"
NATE GATES - "From the Hollar to the Hood"
MARSHMELLOW OVERCOAT - "Stop You Now"
PATRICK McGINNIS - "Sure Feels Like She's Gone"
THE JADED LIPS - "Miss Sunflower"
MEMORY COLLECTOR - "Bottomless Wishing Well"
LONE CROW REBELLION - "No Shame"
(TRIBUTE TO RICH EDMUNDSON:)
RICH EDMUNDSON - "Guitar Man"
RICH EDMUNDSON & ALEX RUSSO - "Homegrown Rocker Freestyle" (performed live on the air 10/10/10)
RICH EDMUNDSON - "Percussive Guitar"
RICH EDMUNDSON - "Somewhere Over the Rainbow"
ROADKILL - "The Adam Stomp"
SMALL TOWN TITANS - "The Ride"
ANDREW C. McLAUGHLIN - "Prideland"
HANNA BARAKAT - "Wanting to Go Home"
SOMMELIER - "Don't Express Yourself"
FREUD'S SISTER - "Rude, Crude, Abnormal Dude" (1997, Local Music Flashback)
DIAMOND GRAY - "Sick of Bein' Blue" (Across State Lines, 2005)
CANDLELIGHT RED - "Demons"
HOREHOUND - "Unbind"
With the Memorial Day holiday weekend on deck, we honor our Memorial Day weekend tradition and present our annual journey down "Local Music Memory Lane" on our Memorial Day Special! Hear music from area music scene past, as we feature tunes from former local and regional bands dating back as far as the 1960s! And we'll also pay homage to some of the area musicians we have lost along the way. One of our most popular programs each year, check out the "Memorial Day Special" edition of the "Homegrown Rocker" this Sunday night (May 30) on Q94 Classic Rock - 94.3 FM and online at www.q94classicrock.com!
Upcoming guests and specials:
JUNE 6 - HANNA BARAKAT
JUNE 20 - FATHER'S DAY SPECIAL
JUNE 27 - BRANDON VALENTINE (CENTRAL PA MUSIC AWARDS/HALL OF FAME)
JULY 18 - COVER SONG SPECIAL
JULY 25 - SASCHA DAMON FROST (MEMORY COLLECTOR)
AUG. 22 - AUGUST WINTERS
SEPT. 19 - TONY MOLLICK
SEPT. 26 - THE AUSTENS
(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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
In Local Music News...
The AmeriServ Flood City Music Festival in Johnstown this past week announced its headliners and other performers for this year’s event, which returns during the first weekend in October after taking last year off due to COVID-19 concerns. Headlining the Friday, October 1st half of the two-day event will be Uprooted, featuring Michael Glabicki of Rusted Root, while Bruce Hornsby and the Noisemakers will headline on Saturday, October 2nd. Some of the other performers appearing this year include Roosevelt Collier, Crawdad Joe, the Jukehouse Bombers, Maggie Rose, Colebrook Road, West Philadelphia Orchestra, FlowerChild, Billy Price Band, Marco Benevento, the Desperadoes, the Ne’er Do Wells and Midnight North. For further details and ticket information, visit the website www.floodcitymusic.com.
Jim Mincin has rejoined longtime Altoona classic rock favorites Half Tempted. Half Tempted will perform at the Mansion Mania Rockfest event at Altoona’s Baker Mansion on Saturday, June 5.
After The Fall lead singer Doug Carnahan has completed work on his debut solo acoustic CD. The CD is currently being pressed and will be available later this summer, both in CD and digital form.
A popular Pittsburgh area restaurant and live music venue was destroyed by fire last weekend. The Spaghetti and Steak House Restaurant, located along Route 22 in Murrysville, burned to the ground last Sunday morning (May 16). The restaurant housed the Hot Rod Lounge, which hosted live music. A cause for the fire has not yet been determined.
The area music scene was again hit with sad news this week, following the unexpected passing of Rich Edmundson on Tuesday (May 1. He was 32. Since first surfacing at open mics and jam nights on the Altoona music scene a little over a decade ago, Rich became a popular solo performer, and frequently performed at various festivals, benefit shows and other community events. We'll finish out this hour of the “Homegrown Rocker” with a tribute to Rich and his music.