HGR Recap 7/21/13 - We Welcome Guest Rich Edmundson!

Hello Everyone,

Here is the recap of the July 21 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 guest, Hollidaysburg-based singer, songwriter and freestyler Rich Edmundson! We got updated on Rich’s latest happenings, including married life and his new CD, Worlds Apart. We heard songs from the disc, and Rich brought his guitar and did three new songs live! Along the way, we updated “Local Music News,” dug a 1992 song by Rusted Root from the archive for a “Local Music Flashback,” and reviewed The Crew of the Half Moon’s Automythography CD in “The Professor’s CD Corner!”

Here is this week's playlist:

HOUR ONE:

FELIX & THE HURRICANES – “Issues”
CONNER GILBERT – “Here’s to the Days”
RICH EDMUNDSON – “Fool’s Paradise”
CHRIS RATTIE – “So Long”
RICH EDMUNDSON – “Getting Gone” (performed live on the air)
CAIT CUNEO – “One Face”
RICH EDMUNDSON – “Try to Love Me”
NOBODY’S HEROES – “Moonshine”
THE STANDING CINEMA – “Quite an Event”

HOUR TWO:

THE HOUSE BAND – “Leave It Alone”
STERLING KOCH – “Wrong Side of the Blues”
RICH EDMUNDSON – “Firefly” (performed live on the air)
THE CREW OF THE HALF MOON – “Six Feet Under”
RICH EDMUNDSON – “Guitar Man”
RUSTED ROOT – “Back to the Earth” (1992, Local Music Flashback)
RICH EDMUNDSON – (untitled instrumental compilation) (performed live on the air)
MYCENEA WORLEY – “You Don’t Know Me Now”

On our next program, we welcome State College-based singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Chris Rattie! We will learn Chris’ story, hear songs from his new solo album, and he will bring a guitar and do a song or two live for us! We will also update “Local Music News,” dig into the archive to unveil another “Local Music Flashback,” and review Treehouse’s Salt Upon the Stones CD in “The Professor’s CD Corner!” Chris Rattie returns to the “Homegrown Rocker,” next Sunday night!

Upcoming guests and specials include:

AUG. 4 – THE LONG AND SHORT OF IT SPECIAL
AUG. 18 – THE LAMPSHADES
AUG. 25 – ALL REQUEST SPECIAL
SEPT. 1 – COVER SONG SPECIAL
SEPT. 8 – MATT OTIS
SEPT. 15 – LIES, INC
SEPT. 22 – (NO SHOW DUE TO STEELERS SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL)
SEPT. 29 – IT IS WRITTEN
OCT. 6 – SOLAR POWERED SUN
OCT. 13 – XANDER DEMOS
OCT. 20 – STARCHILD
OCT. 27 – SUMMERHILL
NOV. 10 – PATCHED TOGETHER BENEFIT PREVIEW
NOV. 24 – LOCAL MUSIC MEMORY LANE SPECIAL
DEC. 15 - (NO SHOW DUE TO STEELERS SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL)

For the August 25 “All Request Special,” we are currently accepting your local music requests via email! If you have a local band, artist or song that you want to request, email that request to homegrown@foreverradio.com, and indicate “REQUEST” in the subject heading. Send your local music requests, and you may hear them on August 25!

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

In Local Music News…

And the annual Rock For Life charity concert will take place in early August at the Iselin Ballfield west of Indiana. This year’s concert will take place Friday night, August 2 and Saturday, August 3. Bands performing Friday night include The Molrowers, KGB, 90 Amp Fuse, Slant 6, Rockness Monsters and All My Monsters. Saturday’s entertainment will feature Luke & Zack, Terry Lee Spencer, Mustache Serkus, Shattered, The Subnormals, Dimwit, Ill Fated, Big House Pete, After the Fall, Skell, and national recording group XFactor1. Donation at the gate is $20, and free camping is available. Proceeds from the Rock for Life help out youngsters from western Pennsylvania each year; this year’s recipient will be 14-year-old Alicia Hruby. For more information about the concert, visit the website www.rockforlifeconcert.com.

A special event celebrating female music and art will be taking place on the area music scene in late September. Aldo’s and Placid Promotions will present “Halos & Harlots: A Celebration of Female Music and Art” on Friday and Saturday nights, September 27 and 28 at Aldo’s. Hosted by Lies, Inc., “Halos and Harlots” will showcase a wide variety of female music and art. Friday’s musical slate will emphasize acoustic and alternative performers, and will feature music from Wings Of Armor, Gypsy Caravan, Lies, Inc. unplugged, The Lux Republic, Mycenea Worley, Jen Bertiaux and Melville Walbeck. Saturday will showcase female-geared hard rock, and will feature performances from Lies, Inc., Fist Fight in the Parking Lot, Burden My Surrender, Shadowburn, Sixteen Cylinder and Elizabeth Kennedy. Admission both nights will be $7. There will also be prize raffles, with proceeds benefiting Family Services Inc.’s Domestic Abuse Project. Lies, Inc. will discuss the event when they appear as guests on the September 15 edition of the “Homegrown Rocker.”

The singer for Black Coffee has issued her first solo recording. Cait Cuneo has just issued her debut EP, called Violet.

Bands and musicians with local music-related news to report on the “Homegrown Rocker” may submit their news items by emailing homegrown@foreverradio.com.