Jun 162019
 

Home Grown: Your Show about Local Art

Today on Home Grown, we are lucky enough to have one of our guests not come through, because this means David gets to spend the entire show with UVA professor and nationally revered poet Gregory Orr. Greg’s next book is The Last Love Poem I Will Ever Write, and he’ll have a launch event on June 18 at New Dominion Bookshop. We talk to Greg about lyric poetry in general and about his lyric poetry in particular. We talk teaching it, writing it, the power of language, the effect of experience, being young, growing old, and how Greg makes us simultaneously week and find courage. It’s a lover of language fighting for its power here on Home Grown: Your Show about Local Art.

Home Grown is heard on 94.7 WPVC the Progressive Voice of Charlottesville, Sundays from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Jun 092019
 

Home Grown: Your Show about Local Art

Today on Home Grown, David talks to two sets of guests about a classic of modern theater and about the classics of Hip-Hop. First, actors Clarence Finn, Gretchen York, and Jacquie Patteson come to us from Staunton, where ShenanArts is putting on a production of Angels in America: Millennium Approches. We talk to Jacquie, Gretchen, and Clarence about what it means for them to do this iconic play and what it means for ShenanArts to do it. Next, we welcome DJ Bovay to the show for the first time. He’s spinning an all-vinyl, pre-2000 Hip-Hop show at Holly’s Diner. We talk to him about his dedication to vinyl and the need to keep knowledge of Hip-Hop’s history alive. Two groups dip back into the 80s and 90s to make sense of today here on Home Grown: Your Show about Local Art.

Home Grown is heard on 94.7 WPVC the Progressive Voice of Charlottesville, Sundays from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Jun 022019
 

Home Grown: Your Show about Local Art

Today on Home Grown, David and Leslie spend the entire show talking to “Music’s Mad Scientist” Eli Raybon. Raybon takes a love of analog synthesizers and a particular affinity for 80s New Wave and puts out his own brand of Retro-futurist Synth Pop. We talk with Eli about how he developed his sound, the trials of music categorization, navigating the Spotify playlist, the use of lab coats and brains on stage, and a whole bunch of other things. Plus, we listen to a couple of his tunes. Check out how an artist can look backwards, forwards, and still speak for today here on Home Grown: Your Show about Local Art.

Home Grown is heard on 94.7 WPVC the Progressive Voice of Charlottesville, Sundays from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.

May 262019
 

Home Grown: Your Show about Local Art

Today on Home Grown, it’s barely managed chaos as David and Leslie talk to two sets of musical guests producing two differnt musical experiences. First, singer-songwriter Jim Bingler visits the show for the first time with his cousin and collaborater Tim Bingler. They both have worked on Tim’s latest CD Willow. The CD release concert is this coming week at The Front Porch Roots Music School. Next, we have two returning guests working together for the first time. Jen Hoyt Tidwell and Paige Naylor have collaborated with three other performers on Jen’s original show, The Near Misses: An Experimental Electro-pop Opera, which will be playing at The Southern Cafe and Music Hall and at Live Arts Theatre. The Near Misses looks at women’s stories of surviving near death experiences. We talk to Jen and Paige about the thought and the work behind the show and about what the final product looks like. Sometimes chaos is not just a theory, but we muddle through here on Home Grown: Your Show about Local Art.

Home Grown is heard on 94.7 WPVC the Progressive Voice of Charlottesville, Sundays from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.

May 192019
 

Home Grown: Your Show about Local Art

Today on Home Grown, David and Leslie spend time with artists who tread different paths through classical music while trying to make the work more accessible than it traditionally has been. First we welcome to the show David McCormick, Artistic Director of the Early Music Access Project and the Executive Director of The Shenandoah Valley Bach Festival. McCormick talks about both groups (and about Alkemie, his New York City based medieval music group), about different baroque instruments, about making the old new, but mostly about the Access Project’s upcoming production, Murder in Messina. Next, Miriam Gordon-Stewart and Brenda Patterson from Victory Hall Opera return to the show. They talk about their upcoming show Sally on West Main, a multi-media opera at the Music Resource Center inspired by a little known period in Sally Hemings’ life when she left Monticello and lived on West Main Street. It’s a fascinating piece that leads us into discussions of artistic inspiration and cultural representation in the arts. Two artists working to make their art accessible and we’re working to make them accessible to you here on Home Grown: Your Show about Local Art.

Home Grown is heard on 94.7 WPVC the Progressive Voice of Charlottesville, Sundays from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.

May 122019
 

Home Grown: Your Show about Local Art

Today on Home Grown, Leslie gets to lean on both her theater and music sides with two groups of guests. First, A.D. Carson and John Conover talk about Live Arts Theatre’s upcoming production of The Royale, for which they are, respectively, the sound designer and dramaturg. John talks about the subject of The Royale — turn of the century heavyweight prizefighter Jack Johnson and his championship fight with Jim Jeffries — and A.D. talks about the original music that he has designed for the production. Next, Emily Julia Kresky returns to the show with bandmates Niko Cvetanovich and Sean Bracken. Together, they are the core of Dropping Julia. Leslie talks to them about their insane work ethic and schedule, about their upcoming CD, Wake Up, and about what it’s like being a new band. We try to take you behind the scenes of people who are making the scene here on Home Grown: Your Show about Local Art.

Home Grown is heard on 94.7 WPVC the Progressive Voice of Charlottesville, Sundays from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.

May 052019
 

Home Grown: Your Show about Local Art

Today on Home Grown, It’s an entire show dedicated to two poets — the first place runner-up and the winner of the 2019 Jefferson-Madison Regional Library / WriterHouse Adult Poetry Contest. First, Clay Moldenhauer reads his poem “Make Fire”, then winner Ronald Berube reads from his poem “A Differential Calculus of My Feelings”. We talk to both Clay and Ronald about these individual pieces as well as about their thoughts on poetry, in general. Are their poems meant to be heard? Read? Both? What’s the role of the reader? How do they attack wrting poems? This Sunday we increase the piece (See what we did there?) on Home Grown: Your Show about Local Art.

Home Grown is heard on 94.7 WPVC the Progressive Voice of Charlottesville, Sundays from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Apr 282019
 

Home Grown: Your Show about Local Art

Today on Home Grown, Leslie leaves us behind leaving David to get behind the mic with two guests. First, he talks to rapper King Gemini. A Charlottesville native, he’s just back in town from living in California and he’s taking the first steps towards getting a music career on track. David talks to KG about beginnings and we listen to his first single. Next Ty Cooper returns to the show. After years of documentary filmmaking, he’s attempting his first narrative film project. David and Ty talk about his conception for the work, the need to be cruel in writing, and about some of the ins and outs of filming your work. Every piece of art has a moment when it starts, and we’re here to talk about those moments just as we talk about finished pieces on Home Grown: Your Show about Local Art.

Home Grown is heard on 94.7 WPVC the Progressive Voice of Charlottesville, Sundays from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Apr 212019
 

Home Grown: Your Show about Local Art

Today on Home Grown, it’s Leslie and David and one set of guests for one whole show. FellowMan and Remy St. Claire return! They were here when they started it. They were here when they brought it back. Now, it’s year three, and it’s still going strong — 2019 Nine Pillars Cultural Hip Hop Fest!!! We talk about what and who’s the same and what and who’s different this year. We also talk about anything else that comes into our heads: community representation; financial support of artists, and the question of “the Charlottesville Sound.” Local art makes the community, shakes the community, sometimes even rakes the community, but it only ever builds and never breaks the community, and you can hear about it here on Home Grown: Your Show about Local Art.

Home Grown is heard on 94.7 WPVC the Progressive Voice of Charlottesville, Sundays from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Apr 142019
 

Home Grown: Your Show about Local Art

Today on Home Grown, Leslie’s a little early, David’s a little late, but the art is right on time with two new guests. First, we talk to ecoartist and poet Amelia L. Williams. She has spent the last few years thinking about how she can use art to counter the proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline. We talk to her about her latest project, The Ties that Bind, a piece that experiements with community sourced art. Next, Brandon LeeBangah blesses the house for the first time. His first album A Long Way from Home is out now. We talk to Brandon about how his business efforts work with his artistic pursuits, and we also talk about the responsibilies that can come from being listened to by kids, especially, who don’t have many good messages coming at them. From the people to the artist and then from the artist back to the people on Home Grown: Your Show about Local Art.

Home Grown is heard on 94.7 WPVC the Progressive Voice of Charlottesville, Sundays from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Apr 072019
 

Home Grown: Your Show about Local Art

Today on Home Grown, David is back and riding solo with a duet of guest duos. First J. Taylor and Tanya K. Manwill visit the show. Both are designers for Live Arts’ upcoming production of The Book of Will. David talks to J. about how he approaches set design in general and what he has done with the set to Book of Will in particular. Then, David talks to Tanya about her sound design and the experience of working collaboratively with other designers on this show. We also hear a piece of original music she’s written for the show. Next, it’s April, which means it’s National Poetry Month again. In honor of such, we welcome back the Jefferson-Madison Regional Library’s co-chairs of their National Poetry Month activities, Tim Carrier and Brittany Eversberg. Tim and Brittany talk about the joy of poetry and prepare us for this year’s Poem in Your Pocket Day and Poetry on the Steps events. If you want to compare us to a summer’s day, we’re hardly more lovely or more temperate, but we’re here to bring artists to you on Home Grown: Your Show about Local Art.

Home Grown is heard on 94.7 WPVC the Progressive Voice of Charlottesville, Sundays from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Mar 312019
 

Home Grown: Your Show about Local Art

Today on Home Grown, A sick David leaves Leslie and Clinton to do the show like they did it in the beginning. Fortunately, they have two great guests to make things fun. First, Jane Alison returns to the show. She’s taken a detour from creative writing to write a new book about writing. Meander, Spiral, Explode: Design and Pattern in Narrative takes on the strangle hold that “The Narrative Art” has on the way we write. We talk to Jane about her bold move against the canonical practice, about how patterns in nature can be reflected in storytelling, and about how a gain and loss of tumesence need not be the only game in town. Next, Rich Tarbell visits the show for the first time. He and Coy Barefoot have turned Rich’s photographic and oral history of music in Charlottesville, Regarding Charlottesville Music into an exhibit, presented with the Albemarle Charlottesville Historical Society at City SpaceIt’s a Music Town: Exploring the Sights, the Sounds, and the Stories of Charlottesville in the Modern Rock Era. We talk to Rich about what he learned in doing the book and the exhibit, of how scenes grow and why they shift and why they die. We deep dive with some deep artists here on Home Grown: Your Show about Local Art.

Home Grown is heard on 94.7 WPVC the Progressive Voice of Charlottesville, Sundays from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.