HGR Recap 12/22 - Christmas Special!

Hello Everyone,

Here is the recap of the December 22 edition of Rocky 104.9 and Rocky 99's weekly local music program, "The Homegrown Rocker," which airs every Sunday night from 9 to 11 PM on WRKY-FM (www.rocky1049.com) and WRKW-FM (www.rocky99.com).

With Christmas just three days away, it was again time for this year’s installment of the “Homegrown Rocker” Christmas Special! Area musicians celebrated the holiday with their versions of time-tested Christmas season classics, as well as their own original Christmas-themed compositions! We debuted a number of new local and regional Christmas songs on this year’s special, courtesy of Pensive Fear, Jimmy Mowery, The Singles (Terri and David Single), Zupe, Jack Servello, Kenny Murthingy and The Arts! We also reviewed Sterling Koch’s new A Steel Guitar Blues Christmas CD in “The Professor’s CD Corner!”

Here is this week's playlist:

HOUR ONE:

TONY HARLAN – “Jingle This”
THE JELLYBRICKS – “Father Christmas”
PENSIVE FEAR – “Snow Miser”
J.R. MANGAN – “You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch”
JIMMY MOWERY – “This Year”
NEGATIVE SPACE – “I’ll Be Home”
THE SINGLES – “Santa Baby”
ZUPE – “Santa Claus Is Back in Town”
JACK SERVELLO – “Tonka Trucks and Tinker Toys”
EMILY’S TOYBOX – “I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus”
KENNY MURDICK – “Oh Holy Night”
CLOUD PARTY – “The Ghost of Christmas Presents Past”

HOUR TWO:

ROADKILL – “Santa Is a Big Fat Jerk”
FIST FIGHT IN THE PARKING LOT – “Please Come Home for Christmas”
STERLING KOCH – “Lullaby for a Savior”
STERLING KOCH – “Back Door Santa”
LORDS A LEAPING – “The Bells of Christmas”
DAVE KEPHART – “Christmas in Whoville”
THE ARTS – “It Came Upon a Midnight Clear”
X-TERRA – “Is There Room in The Inn”
THE SUNFLOWER SPECTACLE – “The Christmas of 2003”
CHRIS WHITMER – “Tannenbaum”
FAT VINNY & THE WISEGUYS – “I’ll Be Home for Christmas”

The “Homegrown Rocker” starts to close the door on 2013 next Sunday night with the “2013 Year In Review Special!” Over two hours, we will reflect back over the past year on the area music scene, recapping the special shows, personnel moves, band formations and breakups, and other items that defined the past year on the local music scene. And we of course will hear lots of music from bands and artists who impacted the area music scene in 2013!

Upcoming guests and specials include:

DEC. 29 – 2013 YEAR IN REVIEW SPECIAL
JAN. 12 – TONY MOLLICK
JAN. 19 – ALEX RAMSDELL
JAN. 26 – JUKEHOUSE BOMBERS
FEB. 2 – SUPER BOWL WIDOW’S SPECIAL (LADIES OF LOCAL MUSIC)
FEB. 9 – SUNDAY BLUESDAY SPECIAL
MAR. 2 – MILLENNIUM MUSIC CONFERENCE RECAP SPECIAL

Bands and artists wanting to submit news items for “Local Music News” may email their news to homegrown@foreverradio.com. Indicate “MUSIC NEWS” in the subject heading!

The “Homegrown Rocker” is available for digital download off either Rocky website after each and every show. Just check on either (www.rocky1049.com) or (www.rocky99.com) and download your copy of the show! If you live beyond the signal range of Rocky 104.9 and Rocky 99, you can now download west-central PA’s longest-running local music show!

Also, bands and artists are welcome to add their upcoming shows to the “Homegrown Rocker” event calendar! Go to the “Homegrown Rocker” section of either Rocky website and click on “Events,” and add your shows for free!

For regular updates on what is happening on the area music scene, pay a visit to Rockpage (www.rockpage.net). Rockpage features band links, a message board, "Homegrown Rocker" updates, live show and CD reviews in “JP’s Corner," and other local music scene information.

Bands and artists interested in having music aired on "The Homegrown Rocker" are invited to send their broadcast-quality recordings to: WRKY Radio, One Forever Drive, Hollidaysburg, PA 16648; ATTN: Jim Price. Or drop the recordings off at the station during regular business hours, Monday-Friday 9 AM – 5 PM. You can also email me with inquiries about the show at profjp@rocky1049.com.

Jim Price