Welcome, music friends!

Van Morrison’s early years at Warner Bros. Records were revisited in grand form in 2013 with the epic deluxe edition of Moondance packed with unreleased studio outtakes. Now the bookends to that classic album, Morrison’s legendary 1968 label debut ASTRAL WEEKS and 1970’s HIS BAND AND THE STREET CHOIR, get honored with expanded and remastered versions.

Tune in to the Homegrown Music Show on Sundays for your chance to win a copy of these re-mastered CDs, courtesy of Warner Brothers Records!
Both albums are newly remastered and contain unreleased tracks from the original sessions.
They are in stores as of Oct. 30; also available on Amazon.

Greg Anton of Zero released his first book Face The Music - a fiction about a brilliant but struggling musician, hoping to make it big with a song he wrote inspired by his girlfriend. An excellent read for anyone who is interested in musicians, love, and the music industry. I am absolutely delighted that Greg will be on the Homegrown Music Show on Sunday, Jan. 18, 2015. Please tune in!

Photographer Bob Minkin (Rolling Stone, Relix, Guitar Player, Guitar World,Time Magazine, Entertainment Weekly, Grateful Dead Productions) has put out Live Dead, a stunning 224-page hardcover coffee table book spanning almost 40 years of epic Grateful Dead photos and stories; forward by Steve Parish; preface by Tom Constanten; Introduction by Blair Jackson. Bob Minkin joined Sister Sylvie on the Homegrown Music Show on Sunday, Nov. 16 for an interview on his adventures and this marvelous new book. Ahhh, great memories... Hope you were able to tune in. You may check out his photos and information on the book on www.minkinphotography.com

Dennis McNally interviewed on the Homegrown Music Show on Saturday, Oct. 25 and discussed his new book On Highway 61: Music, Race and the Evolution of Cultural Freedom (which comes out Oct. 14, 2014). It is a must-read for fanatics of music and American studies. [If you missed or would like to hear again the interview, it may be streamed on thelion.fm under showblogs.] FYI: Grateful Dead fans should already be familiar with his book A Long Strange Trip: The Inside History of the Grateful Dead, which I use as my go-to reference for Grateful Dead facts and history of the 1960s and on.
SISTER SYLVIE/Homegrown Music Show/The Lion 90.7fm WKPS is honored with the award of:
HGMN JAMcaster OF THE YEAR: Sister Sylvie - "Home Grown Music Show" WKPS (The Lion/Penn State). Please check out: http://www.homegrownmusic.net/dancingtree/the-dancing-tree-12.31.2013


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[playlists 2001-2013 are no longer published]

Remembering July 9, 1995

Homegrown Tracker - Upcoming Events:

Nov. 4: Infamous Stringdusters, State Threatre, State College, PA
Nov. 8: Leon Russell, Schwab Auditorium, University Park
Nov. 12: Lettuce, State Threatre, State College, PA
Nov. 15: Karen Maull and Geoff Scott interview - Entertainment Law
Dec. 4: Keller Williams w/ Rob Wasserman and Rodney Holmes, State Threatre, State College, PA
Dec. 30: Bears Picnic NYE tba
February 5: Tommy Emmanuel, State Theatre, State College, PA
February 23: The Wailers, State Theatre, State College, PA
March 2: Acoustic Los Lobos, State Theatre, State College, PA
March 18: The Machine, State Threatre, State College, PA
April 20: Robin Trower,State Threatre, State College, PA

What I Want To Know Is: Are you kind?

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