Homegrown Rocker radio show plays "Drowning On Dry Land"
Posted by Trudi Brown on September 06, 2012. 0 Comments
Thanks to Jim Price for adding my music to his show on 8/5/12 :-)
Rocky 104.9/99 "Homegrown Rocker" recap 8/5/12
Here is the recap of the August 5 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).
This week, we spotlighted the live performance side of area music with our “Local Music Live in Concert” Special! We featured two hours of live performance footage from a variety of local and regional bands and artists, allowing area musicians to display what they do on the live stage. Along the way, we debuted new live tracks from Nate Myers & the Aces, The Hawks Blues Band, Black Coffee and Jimmy Adler. We also updated “Local Music News,” dug a 1992 live performance track by Pittsburgh’s Whiskey High from the archive for this week’s “Local Music Flashback,” and reviewed the Doug McMinn Blues Band’s Live CD in “The Professor’s CD Corner.”
Here is this week's playlist:
THE CLARKS – “Hell on Wheels”
NORMAN NARDINI – “Heartbreak Shake”
NATE MYERS & THE ACES – “Jawbreaker”
THE HAWKS BLUES BAND – “Good Morning Little Schoolgirl”
RHYNE McCORMICK – “The Train Song”
BLACK COFFEE – “Comfortable”
STEVE SUMMERHILL – “Overnight Express”
JEFFREY GAINES – “Headmasters of Mine”
BUSHMASTER – “Drowning on Dry Land”
MISS MELANIE & THE VALLEY RATS – “Just a Little Bit”
HALESTORM – “Familiar Taste of Poison”
THE FRONT – “Girl Like You”
JIMMY ADLER – “Drivin’ My Cadillac”
DOUG McMINN BLUES BAND – “Unwired Blues”
FUNNY MONEY – “You Rub Me the Right Way” (Across State Lines)
WHISKEY HIGH – “The Mission” (1992, Local Music Flashback)
RAGGEDY HOBO – “Sitting Here in Limbo”
MYSTERYTRAIN – “Aries”
On our next show, we welcome band guests Where The Truth Lies! We’ll get acquainted with the members of this hard-hitting Altoona-based band, and hear songs from their debut EP. Along the way, we will also update “Local Music News,” dig into the archive for another “Local Music Flashback,” and review Graces Downfall’s Resplendent Indignity CD in “The Professor’s CD Corner!” Where The Truth Lies visits the “Homegrown Rocker,” next Sunday night!
Upcoming guests and specials include:
AUG. 19 – (NO SHOW DUE TO STEELERS PRESEASON FOOTBALL)
AUG. 26 – RAIN MUST FALL
SEPT. 2 – FRED MYERS & THE REDNECK MAJORITY
SEPT. 9 – (NO SHOW DUE TO STEELERS FOOTBALL)
SEPT. 16 – TUKURPA
SEPT. 23 – LOCAL AMERICANA SPECIAL
SEPT. 30 – ALEX RAMSDELL
OCT. 7 – JOHN “JT” THOMPSON
OCT. 21 – (NO SHOW DUE TO STEELERS FOOTBALL)
OCT. 28 – DANIEL COLLINS/STATE COLLEGE THEN & NOW
NOV. 11 – ACOUSTIC JAM SPECIAL
NOV. 18 – (NO SHOW DUE TO STEELERS FOOTBALL)
NOTE: We are approaching the time of the year when the Pittsburgh Steelers hit the gridiron again. Since both Rocky 104.9 and Rocky 99 broadcast Steelers football, the “Homegrown Rocker” will again change its air time once the regular season begins. The show will air from 9 to 11 p.m. starting on Sunday, September 16, and will air at this time each Sunday night through the duration of the Steelers’ season. Hopefully, that will be through February 3, the date of Super Bowl XLVII in New Orleans!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
In Local Music News…
An artist whose music was recently reviewed on the “Homegrown Rocker” lost his life in a traffic accident on Monday, July 30. Singer, songwriter and musician Ed Rhoades was killed when his bicycle collided with a pickup truck in his hometown of Catawissa. He was 65. Ed played blues and folk music around the upper Susquehanna region. He released one solo album and a duet album with his wife, Kim. The “Homegrown Rocker” extends sincerest condolences to Kim, Ed’s daughter Heather, the rest of his family, friends and musical associates.
NailDriver’s drum situation has come full circle. The group announced that their original drummer, Kevin Siegel, has rejoined the group after about a year away.
The former singer of popular regional party band the Poptart Monkeys has formed a new band. Paul Reddon now fronts Alison Standby, a new band also featuring former members of Paul’s more recent band Yada Yada Yada and Canto 6. The group made their official onstage debut last month.