HGR Recap 7/7/13 - We Welcome Guest Mycenea Worley!

Hello Everyone,

Here is the recap of the July 7 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).

We always like guests who log mileage to be on the program. And with that in mind, big thanks to Harrisburg’s Mycenea Worley (www.myceneaworley.com) for traveling in monsoonal conditions to be this week’s guest! Mycenea updated us on her latest happenings, including her new CD, Siren. We checked out songs from the disc, and three lucky listeners called in to win their own copies! Mycenea also strapped on a guitar and played a new song for us live! Along the way, we debuted new songs by Triple A Blues Band and Monster Track Supergroup, updated “Local Music News,” dug a 1994 song by State College’s Dirges from the archive for a “Local Music Flashback,” and reviewed Eli the Hawk’s Fables in Time CD in “The Professor’s CD Corner!”

Here is this week's playlist:

HOUR ONE:

JASON DAVOLI – “Lie to Me”
LOOK LEFT – “You Make Me Nothing But Better”
MYCENEA WORLEY – “Siren”
GYPSY CARAVAN – “Making It Real”
MYCENEA WORLEY – “9 Lives”
TRIPLE A BLUES BAND – “Call Home Blues”
MYCENEA WORLEY – “Locks”
MONSTER TRACK SUPERGROUP – “Adrienne”

HOUR TWO:

BORN AND THE BEANSTALK – “Root Beer Song”
WINE OF NAILS – “Fit Right In”
MYCENEA WORLEY – “That Is All (The Leaf Song)”
ELI THE HAWK – “Carve That Opossum”
MYCENEA WORLEY – “Memphis” (performed live on the air)
THE DIRGES – “Gather Grey” (1994, Local Music Flashback)
MYCENEA WORLEY – “Low”

On our next program, we will do something a little bit different. Last month, the “Homegrown Rocker” was in attendance at the tenth annual Smoked Country Jam Bluegrass Festival, which took place at Quiet Oaks Campground north of Renovo. More than 20 different bluegrass, folk and Americana groups and artists showcased their music to benefit the Lupus Foundation of Pennsylvania. We brought back some audio from Smoked Country Jam, and will share comments from some of the organizers and participants, plus live footage from the festival. We will also review the self-titled CD by one of those groups, Harrisburg’s Colebrook Road, in “The Professor’s CD Corner!” We go “Backstage at Smoked Country Jam” on the “Homegrown Rocker,” next Sunday night!

And 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! (And download and listen to this week’s show for a chance to win an autographed copy of Mycenea Worley’s Siren CD!)

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!

Upcoming guests and specials include:

JULY 21 – RICH EDMUNDSON
JULY 28 – CHRIS RATTIE
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
NOV. 10 – PATCHED TOGETHER BENEFIT PREVIEW
NOV. 24 – LOCAL MUSIC MEMORY LANE SPECIAL
DEC. 15 - (NO SHOW DUE TO STEELERS SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL)

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…

Plans are coming together for a live music summer-ending tradition. This year’s annual Kids Come First Benefit: 22nd End of Summer Jam benefit concert for Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh will take place on Sunday, August 25 at the Cresson Sportsmen’s Club. The concert will run from 1 to 10 p.m. Bands confirmed to perform thus far include the Backyard Rockers, Punk Fiction and the Rhythm Sharks, with more bands and performers pending. More details will be available shortly.

Also happening at the Cresson Sportsmen’s Club that same weekend will be the inaugural Pickin’ for Wishes Bluegrass Festival to benefit the Make A Wish Foundation. This show will take place on Saturday, August 24, starting at 12 noon, and will include performances from The Hillbilly Gypsies, Blue Shades, Trains Moonshine & Jesus, Mountain Therapy and Matt Bartin & the Dixie Travelers. Advance tickets are $10, otherwise admission is $15 at the gate.

Next Sunday, July 14, is the Mercury Poisoning Awarness Benefit for Brian Cupples at Altoona’s Bavarian Hall, raising money and awareness for area musician Brian Cupples, who is battling the effects of long term mercury poisoning. The concert begins at 2 p.m., and will feature performances throughout the afternoon and evening from Skye 2.0, The House Band, The Planet Mercury All Star Band, Nashville recording artists Fred Myers and the Redneck Majority, the Backyard Rockers, Debra Demko, Colin Lennox, Pete Caccamo and more. Tickets are $12, which includes the music and a food buffet. For tickets, contact Deb Greene at (814) 932-0895.

The “Homegrown Rocker” extends speedy get well wishes to Half Tempted singer and guitarist Ron Dalansky. Ron is recovering in a Pittsburgh hospital from injuries suffered during a dirt-bike racing accident last weekend.