Joined: 07 Dec 2002
Location: Altoona, PA
| Posted: Wednesday Jan 18, 2023
Here is the recap of the January 15 edition of "The Homegrown Rocker," which airs every Sunday night from 8 to 10 PM on Q94 Classic Rock (www.q94classicrock.com), and from 10 PM to midnight on 107.1 and 101.3 Jack FM (www.1071jack.fm)!
We welcomed our first musical guests of 2023 on this week's program, as Darrell Adams and Marisa Dawson - Lehigh Valley acoustic pair, the DMC Duo - joined us via phone! We learned how the pair first got together, discussed their career, live show and music, and heard several recorded songs that will be on their forthcoming debut album! We also updated "Local Music News," dug a 2012 number from Altoona's Rail Must Fall from the archive for a "Local Music Flashback," stepped "Across State Lines" to hear a song from Outer Banks, North Carolina rock'n'rollers Bill & Friends, and reviewed Dustin Rainey's Foolish album in "The Professor's CD Corner!" (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, 011523.)
Here is this week's playlist:
MATT OTIS & THE SOUND - "Make"
CHRIS RATTIE & THE NEW REBELS - "That's Being There"
DMC DUO - "Loved You Anyway"
KYLOR WESTBROOK - "Soul"
DMC DUO - "Pump"
KILMAINE SAINTS - "Gold and Guns (Will Get the Job Done)"
DMC DUO - "Simple Rain"
JEFF PERIGO & FRIENDS - "Small Town"
KYX - "Spin'n My Wheels"
JUKEHOUSE BOMBERS - "Mountain Water"
DMC DUO - "Lost Without Love"
DUSTIN RAINEY - "Until You Let Me Go"
DMC DUO - "Getaway"
RAIN MUST FALL - "Radio" (2012, Local Music Flashback)
BILL & FRIENDS - "Stuck in the Mud" (Across State Lines)
We get back to the mailboxes on our next program to check out more new recordings that have arrived in recent days! We'll again spotlight a lot of new music - hear new songs from Matt Otis & the Sound, The Heathen Parade, Hunter Root, The Heartstrings, Cpt. Bisquick, Yigga Digga, Gun Metal Gray and more! We'll also update "Local Music News," dig a "Local Music Flashback" from the archive, and step "Across State Lines" to hear another independent band or artist from outside PA! Hear the "Homegrown Rocker" this Sunday night (January 22) on Q94 Classic Rock - 94.3 FM and online at www.q94classicrock.com, and on 107.1 and 101.3 Jack FM, online at www.1071jack.fm!
Upcoming guests and specials:
JAN. 29 - HATE GRENADE
FEBRUARY 5 - THE BSXPRESS
FEBRUARY 19 - THE PINES
FEBRUARY 26 - JEREMY EDGE
MARCH 5 - 25TH ANNIVERSARY/ACOUSTIC JAM SPECIAL
MARCH 12 - DON HUGHES
MARCH 19 - ST. PATRICK'S DAY SPECIAL
APRIL 2 - BLACK RIDGE
APRIL 9 - PAPER PLANTS
APRIL 16 - ELAINI ARTHUR ("CRAZY FEST" PREVIEW)
APRIL 23 - BLAIR CREATORS FESTIVAL PREVIEW
MAY 28 - MEMORIAL DAY SPECIAL
(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. And bands and musicians interested in being guests on the program can email their interest to email@example.com as well!
In Local Music News...
Several area bands were announced earlier today (January 15) as nominees for the fourth annual Central PA Music Awards (CPMA’s), which will be presented on Thursday evening, March 30, at the Hershey Theater. Local band nominees in the running include The Snipped in the Best Punk Band category, Chris Woodward & Shindiggin’ for Best Country Band, Ma’aM for Best Alt-Country Band/Artist, and both The Pines and Sweet Desire were nominated in the Best Youth Band category. For more information or to obtain tickets for the CPMA’s, visit the website www.cpmhof.com/awards.
More information has been announced for the return of the “Crazy Fest” Amateur Youth Talent Show. According to one of the event’s organizers, area musician Elaini Arthur, “Crazy Fest” will take place on Sunday afternoon, April 23, starting at 1 p.m. at the Juniata Civic Center in Altoona. More details will be forthcoming. Started by area entertainer Dennie Huber in 1990, “Crazy Fest” enjoyed a 25-year run as a showcase for youngsters to demonstrate their performing talents, from singing to dancing to playing instruments, doing magic and much more in front of a friendly and supportive audience. Dennie passed away in June, 2016. Elaini and other organizers of the event will be guests to discuss the return of “Crazy Fest” on the April 16 edition of the “Homegrown Rocker.”
The Gallitzin Fire Company has announced the continuation of its annual St. Patrick’s Day celebration. “Dauber’s 13th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Party” will take place on Saturday, March 18 starting at 5 p.m. at the Gallitzin American Legion’s Oriental Ballroom in Gallitzin. The event had been organized by the fire company’s life member and former chief Christopher “Dauber” Cox. “Dauber” passed away last August after a courageous battle with cancer. This year’s event will again include dinner and refreshments, plus live music from Full Kilt and the Giants Of Science. For more information and to obtain tickets, visit the fire company’s website, www.gallitzinfire71.com/store.
Hate Grenade has announced tour plans in support of their forthcoming brand new album, iSociety. The album will be released on January 31. The tour will kick off in Rochester, New York on February 23, before landing at McGarvey’s in Altoona on February 24. The tour will the proceed southward, with concert dates in Virginia, Georgia and Alabama, with more dates to be added and announced. Hate Grenade will preview the new iSociety album on the January 29 edition of the “Homegrown Rocker.”
And a name change for popular Morgantown, West Virginia bluegrass performers The Hillbilly Gypsies. Due to recent issues that have surfaced in society regarding the word Gypsy, the group has decided to rename themselves the Hillbilly Biscuits.