HGR Recap 7/28/13 - We Welcome Guest Chris Rattie!

Hello Everyone,

Here is the recap of the July 28 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, State College-based singer, songwriter and music scene veteran Chris Rattie! Rich told us his story and updated us on his career happenings, including his forthcoming new solo CD and his new band project to promote that CD, the Brush Valley Rumblers! We heard songs from the forthcoming disc, and Rich brought his guitar and did three songs live! Along the way, we debuted new songs from The Good Seeds, OverheaD, The House Band (western PA) and Steve Brosky, updated “Local Music News,” dug a 2001 song by State College’s Sona from the archive for a “Local Music Flashback,” and reviewed Treehouse’s Salt Upon the Stones CD in “The Professor’s CD Corner!”

Here is this week's playlist:

HOUR ONE:

DAVE DISTEFANO – “Light the Fya Get Down”
TED McCLOSKEY – “Just Want to Disappear”
CHRIS RATTIE – “So Long”
THE GOOD SEEDS – “East of Freedom”
CHRIS RATTIE – “The Way It’s Gotta Be” (performed live on the air)
OVERHEAD – “Midnight Sun”
CHRIS RATTIE – “Hotel by the Highway”
NORMAN NARDINI – “I Seen Too Much”

HOUR TWO:

MILEUNDER – “Nemo”
THE LAMPSHADES – “Scotland”
CHRIS RATTIE – “Burn ‘Em Down” (performed live on the air)
TREEHOUSE – “Carousel”
CHRIS RATTIE – “Prisoner 743” (performed live on the air)
SONA – “Birdsong” (2001, Local Music Flashback)
CHRIS RATTIE – “Feelin’ Bad”
THE HOUSE BAND (western PA) – “Landing Field”
STEVE BROSKY – “My Coupe Deville”

On our next program, we will try something a little bit different. In our quest to examine the remote corners of the area music scene’s creativity, we introduce the first-ever “The Long and Short of It Special!” The premise is that we pair some of the shortest songs the area music scene has to offer with some of the longest. We promise we will set a record for the longest song ever played on the show so far! And we might also set the record for the shortest! We promise local music scene epics and quick hitters on “The Long and Short of It Special” edition of the “Homegrown Rocker,” next Sunday night!

Upcoming guests and specials include:

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 – LUKE PFISTER
NOV. 3 – SUMMERHILL
NOV. 10 – PATCHED TOGETHER BENEFIT PREVIEW
NOV. 24 – LOCAL MUSIC MEMORY LANE SPECIAL
DEC. 1 – THE GOOD SEEDS
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…

The band lineup has been set for the annual Kids Come First Benefit: 22nd End Of Summer Jam. The concert will happen on Sunday, August 25 at the Cresson Sportsmen’s Club to raise money for Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh. Bands performing this year will include the Backyard Rockers, Rhythm Sharks, Iron Wolf, Untyed, Emberstitch, Ghostown Revelry, Lies Inc. and Locked and Loaded. There will also be acoustic performers between bands, including Rich Edmundson, Punk Fiction, Josh Gallagher and Ryan Long. The concert will run from 1 to 10 p.m. Donation at the gate will be $10 per person, with children ages 12 and under admitted for free. Parking is free. Food and refreshments will be available.

Next weekend is the annual Ameriserv Flood City Music Festival in Johnstown. The event will kick off at 2 p.m. Friday and Sunday, and 1 p.m. on Saturday, with continuous music on four stages in and around People’s Natural Gas Park near downtown Johnstown. Headlining performers this year include Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue and New York Funk Exchange on Friday, Robert Randolph & the Family Band, Bonerama and Sister Sparrow & the Dirty Birds on Saturday, and Sister Sparrow & the Dirty Birds and Greensky Bluegrass on Sunday. Plenty of local and regional bands and artists are included in this year’s lineup, including Black Cat Moan, The Crew of the Half Moon, Cait Cuneo, Jazzam, the West Hills All Stars, Well Strung, the Kalob Griffin Band, The Pawnbrokers, Bastard Bearded Irishmen, the Beagle Brothers and more. For ticket information and to purchase tickets online, visit the website www.floodcitymusic.com.

Guitarist Nate Jones has parted ways with Fred Myers and the Redneck Majority, citing family and career reasons. Matt Nagy replaces him.

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