Here is the recap of the January 26 edition of Rocky 104.9 and Rocky 99's weekly local music program, "The Homegrown Rocker," which airs every Sunday night from 8 to 10 PM on WRKY-FM (www.rocky1049.com) and WRKW-FM (www.rocky99.com).
Thanks to this week’s guests, Jimmy Roach, Joe Roach and Troy Laney of Indiana County-based blues rockers the Jukehouse Bombers, for a fun and interesting conversation! We got inside the band’s story and music, and heard songs from their self-titled EP! Since all three musicians were former members of Johnstown-based blues rockers Bitter Route, we pulled out a 1989 Bitter Route number for this week’s “Local Music Flashback!” Along the way, we introduced new songs from The Daily Grind and Phenomenal Animal, and reviewed Steve Brosky’s Grateful CD in “The Professor’s CD Corner!”
Here is this week's playlist:
THE JIVE TURKEYS – “Saturday Night Fish Fry”
FELIX & THE HURRICANES – “Comin’ “Home to You”
JUKEHOUSE BOMBERS – “Real Bad Feelin’”
THE DAILY GRIND – “What We’ve Been On”
JUKEHOUSE BOMBERS – “Born to Hard Time”
PHENOMENAL ANIMAL – “Twoflags”
MATT OTIS – “Voices”
NATE MYERS – “It’s My Music”
JUKEHOUSE BOMBERS – “Give”
STEVE BROSKY – “What Do You Mean By That?”
JUKEHOUSE BOMBERS – “Absolute Success”
BITTER ROUTE – “Welfare Blues” (1989, Local Music Flashback)
JUKEHOUSE BOMBERS – “Last Ride”
Next week, we know what we’re up against – some much-ballyhooed football game between teams from Denver and Seattle. Since the women abandoned by their men for the football game were given the monicker “Super Bowl widows,” we pronounce next Sunday’s show the “Super Bowl Widow’s Special,” and salute the Ladies of Local Music! We will spotlight two hours of music from area women who write songs, sing, play guitars, keys, drums, basses, horns and other instruments on the local and regional music scene! Along the way, we will update “Local Music News,” dig into the archive for a female-generated “Local Music Flashback,” and review Nina Scarcia’s Wash Away CD in “The Professor’s CD Corner!”
Upcoming guests and specials include:
FEB. 9 – SUNDAY BLUESDAY SPECIAL
FEB. 16 – THE LUX REPUBLIC
MAR. 2 – MILLENNIUM MUSIC CONFERENCE RECAP SPECIAL
MAR. 9 – WRITING OFF TOMORROW
MAR. 16 – ST. PATRICK’S DAY SPECIAL
MAR. 23 – INSIDE OUT (JOHNSTOWN)
APRIL 6 – THE DAILY GRIND
Bands and artists wanting to submit news items for “Local Music News” may email their news to firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 email@example.com.
In Local Music News…
A western Pennsylvania blues group did well at the International Blues Challenge in Memphis this past week. Pittsburgh’s Billy the Kid and the Regulators, winners of last year’s Pittsburgh Blues Challenge and representatives of the Western PA Blues Society, finished third in the International Blues Challenge. Billy the Kid and the Regulators vied against a record 255 acts from 40 states and 16 countries en route to their finish, achieving prizes and recognition for being one of the top independent blues acts in the world. The group will celebrate their victory with a show at the Rivers Casino in Pittsburgh this Friday night.
Anticipation continues to grow for the 18th annual Millennium Music Conference. The event will take place next month, from February 20-23, at a new location, the Best Western Premier, Central Hotel and Convention Center in Harrisburg. Again Millennium will feature two days of the music business conference and trade show with various speakers, panels, seminars and mentoring sessions, plus three nights of live music showcases featuring some 250 different bands and artists, some from international locations. The “Homegrown Rocker” will again be present at this year’s conference, and will report the happenings at this year’s Millennium on the March 2 program. For more information about this year’s Millennium Music Conference, visit the website www.musicconference.net.
(Bands and musicians with local music-related news to report on the “Homegrown Rocker” may submit their news items by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.)
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