Here is the recap of the June 15 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). The show can also be streamed via either Rocky website, www.rocky1049.com or www.rocky99.com.
In honor of Father’s Day, we honored area music scene family traditions on our 2014 installment of the Father’s Day Special! We explored local and regional music scene family traditions and family trees, with the emphasis on songs featuring area music scene dads, moms, sons and daughters (with a few brothers thrown in). Along the way, we debuted new songs from Peter Wolf, The Copper Lesbots, Nate Myers and Strait & Miller. We also dug out tracks by Sound Driven, Bitter Route and Bashful from the archive for “Local Music Flashbacks,” and reviewed Retro Rocket’s self-titled CD in “The Professor’s CD Corner!”
Here is this week's playlist (spotlighted family members are in parentheses):
JUKEHOUSE BOMBERS – “Born to Hard Time” (Jimmy and Joe Roach – father and son)
SM2 – “Don’t Judge Me” (Sherri and Shane Mullen – mother and son)
TRIPLE THREAT – “Before You Accuse Me” (Don Osborn, Bill Hunter, Bill Hocherl – fathers)
BORN AND THE BEANSTALK – “Desert Ocean” (Sean Osborn, Ben Bower – sons)
PETER WOLF – “Lost in Her Eyes” (keyboardist Charlie Leiden – father)
SOUND DRIVEN – “Apollo” (Luke Leiden – son)
JOINT EFFORT – “Say You Will” (Jeff and Ryan Clapper – father and son)
FELIX AND THE HURRICANES – “It’s Just Me” (Jeff and Ryan Clapper – father and son)
THE COPPER LESBOTS – “Satellite Groove” (Forrest Kos – son)
BORROWED TIME – “A Little Bit of Rock” (Mike Clapper – brother)
MICHI – “Standstill” (Michiko Egger – daughter)
NATE MYERS – “Dip Dip Wadda Dip” (Nate Myers – brother)
ROYAL BENSON – “Dominoes & Gravity” (Tim Myers – brother; Jordan Thompson – son)
THE EARTHTONES – “We Only Dancin’” (Rodney “RT” Thompson – father)
BITTER ROUTE – “Yankee Rock-n-Roll” (Jimmy Roach and Frank Illuzzi – fathers)
RETRO ROCKET – “Pennsyltucky Wings” (Jessica Illuzzi – daughter)
RACHEL ALLEN – “Little Sister” (Rachel Allen – mother)
PAINTED BY MILLIONS – “How Far” (Johnny Anthony Bayush – son)
STRAIT & MILLER – “DUI” (Dylan Miller – son)
BASHFUL – “Love Bites Back” (Ed Miller – father; dec. 9/2013)
MAMA CORN – “Shenandoah Mountaintops” (live) (song written by Ben Nelson – father; Jeremy Nelson – son)
On our next program, we present the 2014 edition of one of our most popular specials, the Cover Song Special! We will hear how local and regional bands and artists cover and interpret the music of other artists! Along the way, we will update “Local Music News,” and dig a cover song by a past area band from the archive for a “Local Music Flashback!” The Cover Song Special edition of the “Homegrown Rocker,” next Sunday night!
Upcoming guests and specials include:
JUNE 29 – JARROD BARTOK (SOLEGION)
JULY 13 – AFTER THE FALL
JULY 20 – CATS IN CONGRESS
JULY 27 – THE DAILY GRIND
AUG. 3 – LOCAL MUSICIANS THEN AND NOW SPECIAL
AUG. 10 – RON GALLUCCI
Bands and artists wanting to submit news items for “Local Music News” may email their news to firstname.lastname@example.org (new email address). 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.
HGR Recap 6/15 - Father's Day Special!