Nov 192017
 

Home Grown: Your Show about Local Art

Today on Home Grown, our man Greg Brown returns and brings the guitar phatness!. He’s got so many irons in the fire we almost confused him for a blacksmith. We take the entire hour to talk about a bunch of his projects — everything from his previous post-cancer rock project Chemobrain to his classical CD Wanderings that he releases 11/17/17 to January’s Chemobrain follow up Another Dose to next year’s thrash metal project Age of Fire. We talk about Greg’s creative process, his inspriations, his multiple genre personality, and more. On top of it all, we play tracks from many of his projects, and even have Greg playing live. If you don’t like music, you need to come back for another episode. For the rest of us, our only regret is that Greg didn’t bring his ukelele. It’s 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.

Nov 122017
 

Home Grown: Your Show about Local Art

Today on Home Grown, David’s day job steals him away from us yet again, but Clinton and Leslie soldier on with two different directors of two different types of musical performance. First, Home Grown says hello to Benjamin Rous the Charlottesville Symphony Orchestra’s new Music Director. We jump right into the weeds talking about why he loves symphonic music and the difference between invention and interpretation. We also talk about the CSO’s latest offering in its series of masterworks The Americans. Next, Geri Carlson Sauls returns to the show representing Four County Player’s. She’s directing their holiday show, A Christmas Story: The Musical giving us a chance to talk both about working with material that is both familiar and new. It’s more artists talking about their art 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.

Nov 052017
 

Home Grown: Your Show about Local Art

Today on Home Grown we soldier on through another show without David by talking about some dance, some theater, and some music — variety, bitches! First it’s been way too long since we’ve talked to The Charlottesville Ballet. Operations Manager Nina Staeben takes care of that talking about how their upcoming performance UpFront: Satute! moves both the audience and the dancers. Next it’s time to dip into what Leslie does in her free time when Brandon Lee, Kevin Minor, and Chiquita Melvin join her to talk about Seven Guitars opening soon at UVA. It’s an intense and fun interview where black theater people talk about being black and in theater. Finally, it’s artistic collaboration time with The Bridge PAI and UVA’s McIntire Department of Music. Bridge director Alan Goffinski and UVA’s Technical Director of Composition & Computer Technologies Travis Thatcher visit the show to talk about the Bridge/UVA joint, monthly, new music series Telemetry. Alan, especially, drops some knowledge about what art can do, aaaaaand they bring pickles! It’s a show packed full of fun 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.

Oct 292017
 

Home Grown: Your Show about Local Art

Stories. Telling true stories. Telling funny stories. Telling stories to connect us. Telling stories to self-express. Today on Home Grown we talk with related but different artistic cousins. First Joel Jones, co-founder of Big Blue Door, returns to the show to talk about the latest incarnation of their class Telling True Stories. Joel’s one of the smartest artists that we know so we always love talking to him, though we always feel like we barely scratch his surface. Next we continue our serious talks (or sort of serious) about being seriously funny. Stand-up Chris Alan returns and brings with him fellow comedian Winston Hodges. They’re going to be hosting The Ante Up Comedy Show (Host Battle Edition), and we take the opportunity to talk about the craft of stand-up. It’s a look at the side of art that’s all about stories. (At least that’s our story, and we’re sticking to it.) Of course, all sides of art have a home 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.

Oct 222017
 

Home Grown: Your Show about Local Art

Today on Home Grown our man David is A.W.O.L. leaving us with the great Leslie M. Scott-Jones and the less than adequate Clinton Johnston. Fortunately, they’ve got great guests. First it’s the power duo of Danny Shea, Event Booker from The Southern Cafe and Music Hall as well as The Jefferson Theater and Kat Dillon, Events Coordinator for The Shelter for Help in Emergency. They’re here to talk about the 2017 Mock Stars Ball and how it’s the first Mock Stars Ball to be a benefit. That’s right. You can go to the best costume party around and also be donating money to S.H.E. in honor of Whitney French. Next, producing powerhouse Carmel Clavin returns to the show to bring the good news! The Virginia Burlesque and Sideshow Fest is coming to The Kettle in Staunton! Hear Carmel talk about how small towns deserve good art as well as cities — music to our ears. Art producers and presenters need love too, and they get that love 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.

Sep 242017
 

Home Grown: Your Show about Local Art

Today on Home Grown we soldier on for a second week without the winsome (or lose some, buh-dumb-bump) Leslie M. Scott-Jones, and, even worse, David has to pop in and out due to his day job, leaving Clinton mostly on his own with two great guests. First, Deborah McLeod, director of Chroma Projects Art Laboratory returns to the show. She’s been working since April on organizing the first FLOW: The Rivanna River Renaissance Festival, a multi-genre collection of art installations connecting us to the Rivanna River, which Clinton reveals is rarely on his mind. Then author Sharon Harrigan visits the show for the first time to talk about her moving upcoming memoir, Playing with Dynamite. She reads a little from her work, and we fall into talking about the importance of and danger in telling personal stories and how memoirs can be so much more than old politicians rewriting their histories or celebrity tell-alls. It’s another window into upcoming art this Sunday morning 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.

Sep 172017
 

Home Grown: Your Show about Local Art

It’s another Sunday morning talk about upcoming art on Home Grown except this time, David and Clinton attempt to do it without Leslie’s class and charm. First, we welcome to the show for the first time Beryl Solla, Professor of Art from Piedmont Virginia Community College and curator of their art galleries. Both their North and South galleries have shows opening up, but David and Clinton get so sidetracked immediately talking art with Beryl that we almost don’t get to them. Fortunately our next guest is an old friend of the show, Edward Warwick White from Four County Players, and he knows how to keep us on track … somewhat. (There was the moment where Clinton and David pitched their musical version of Othello.) Four County’s about to launch their anniversary show The Best of Barboursville: A 45th Anniversary Musical Revue. It’s two great guests that guest great together as David and Clinton struggle to get the Facebook Live Feed to work in the background. That means it’s just another Sunday morning 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.

Sep 102017
 

Home Grown: Your Show about Local Art

Home Grown gives you a show that makes white supremacists throw up! First, Estela Knott and Dave Berzonsky from LUA do their best impressions of ethnomusicologists when talking about their ongoing attempts to explore and bring together Mexican, Appalachian, South American, and Jewish roots music. (Oh, and they play a couple of songs too!) Then writer Amanda Korman returns to the show — this time in her role as Communications and Outreach Coordinator for The Women’s Initiative. They are currently accepting submissions for their Challenge into Change Writing Contest, and to that end, Amanda brings by Aerial Perkins, winner of last year’s contest to read her winning essay, “Pretty Brown Girl” on the air. Your hosts Clinton Johnston and Leslie M. Scott-Jones try to take a page from Aerial and not “put fear on the table” all on this week’s 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.

Aug 062017
 

Home Grown: Your Show about Local Art

On today’s Home Grown, Clinton and Leslie welcome back Jaewar from Vibe Riot, and they talk about breaking music genres. Next, they talk to Scott Dunn from Live Arts’ Playwrights Lab to talk about their upcoming collection of new plays, Locally Sourced. It’s musicians defying boundaries and playwrights helping each other produce all on this week’s Home Grown: Your Show about Local Art.

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

Jul 302017
 

Home Grown: Your Show about Local Art

On today’s Home Grown, Clinton and Leslie have a layered talk about the power of non-realistic, expressionist art with American Expressionist Adam Disbrow. He’s got a new show, A Portrait of Beauty, opening 08/04/17 at the Music Resource Center. Then it’s way too little time as one of Home Grown’s favorite guests, guitarist Greg Brown returns to play some tunes and talk about his new Blues CD Just Tell Me Why. It’s another show where we could’ve gone the whole hour with either guest. That’s Home Grown: Your Show about Local Art.

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

Jun 182017
 

Home Grown: Your Show about Local Art

On today’s Home Grown it gets more than a little political as David Vaughn Straughn and Leslie M. Scott-Jones debrief after a night of neo-Nazis and Proud Boys, which leads them right into their conversation with Angel Metro, one of the organizers of C’Ville’s Goth Night, who, in her other life, has had to deal with the growing social hostilities. Meanwhile Clinton takes a second look at New City Arts’ Housing2Home program with Program Coordinator Ellie Roller. Their new exhibit shows what people have done in the program and you can check it out while walking your dog! It’s an up, down, and slightly chaotic Home Grown: Your Show about Local Art.

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

May 142017
 

Home Grown: Your Show about Local Art

On today’s Home Grown hosts David Vaughn Straughn and Clinton Johnston talk to Morgan Smith and Jenny Howard about Oak Grove’s unique model of outdoor theater. Then David and Devon Sproule reconnect after having been in the same high school choir. (Whoa!) Finally director and assistant director Bill Rough and Kelley de Villa thrown down some serious drama talk about one America’s great playwrights — Arthur Miller. Two shots at theater with a touch of great music on this Sunday’s Home Grown.

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