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Public Invited to Home-Grown Music Concert

Oct 23, 2014 10:08AM ● Published by Erica Shames

WVIA-FM presents Florida Gulf-Coast folk band, The Currys, and Scranton Hot-Swing band The Bog Swing Group, on the next live broadcast of WVIA’s Homegrown Music Concert on Monday, Nov. 3 at 8 p.m. at the WVIA Public Media Studios in Pittston.

Reserve your free seats for the live concert-broadcast in the Sordoni High-Definition Theater at the WVIA Studios by calling 570-655-2808 or by visiting wvia.org/about/sordoni-theater-reservations.

The Currys have developed their brand of homegrown, harmony-rich Americana through summers of writing and performing on the Florida Gulf Coast. Brothers Jimmy and Tommy Curry and cousin, Galen Curry gained a following, performing regularly at festivals and venues around the Southeast. In August 2012, The Currys headlined a tour across Ireland which was the subject of a PBS documentary. The following year they teamed up with bassist Matt Kauper and drummer Johnny Humphreys to track their debut record. Released in the spring of 2014, the resulting album Follow is a testament to the countless hours spent in musical symbiosis, shaping the words and melodies of three distinct singer/songwriters into one cohesive voice.  Learn more about The Currys at thecurrysmusic.com.

The Bog Swing Group performs the music of the 1920s, '30s, and '40s in the style of hot jazz or hot swing.  The band is made-up of Roy Williams, Ian O'Hara, Jacob Cole, Nick Driscoll, Anthony Hannigan, and Mark Woodyatt. In Absentia: Kevin Williams, Shane O'Hara, Coleman Smith. Their influences include Django Reinhardt, Stephane Grapelli , Sidney Bechet, Louis Armstrong, Joe Venuti, Eddie Lang, Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Kid Ory , and Hoagy Carmichael. Visit The Bog Swing Group’s Facebook page at facebook.com/pages/The-Bog-Swing-Group/101063356654391.

The Homegrown Music concert series is produced and hosted by WVIA-FM’s George Graham and presents a wide ranging array of artists in unique monthly two-hour radio concerts which are broadcast live before a studio audience on WVIA FM in real time.  Learn more about WVIA-FM’s Homegrown Music Concert Series at wvia.org/radio/local/homegrown-music. This concert will also be taped for broadcast on WVIA-TV.

WVIA-FM can be found at 89.9 FM in northeast PA, 99.3 FM in Allentown, 105.7 FM in Bethlehem, 90.3 FM in Clarks Summit, 100.1 FM in Lewisburg, 89.7 FM (WVYA) in Williamsport, 89.3 FM in south central PA, 88.3 FM in Mainesburg, 91.5 FM (WPAU) in the Pocono Mountains Lake region, 94.9 FM in Pottsville, 94.3 FM in Stroudsburg/East Stroudsburg, 105.7 FM in Sunbury, and 103.5 FM in Wellsboro. WVIA FM can also be heard via an online stream at wvia.org/radio/listen-live.

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