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 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.

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.

Mar 242019
 

Home Grown: Your Show about Local Art

Today on Home Grown, David and Leslie take a double dip into local music. First, Alice Claire is back on the show talking about her new album (and her first solo album), Loop. We talk to Alice about the life of a multi-project musician and what it took to bring this album to the light of day. Catch Alice at her album release concert at the Southern Cafe and Music Hall. Next, David and Leslie fall into full love fest with Richelle Claiborne. Her next project is a concert called Black Music Excellence through the Ages at the Front Porch Roots Music School. We’re here to help you plan your artistic week 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 172019
 

Home Grown: Your Show about Local Art

Today on Home Grown, David and Leslie are back on the mic with two new artists. First Susan Patrick comes on the show for the first time. She’s primarliy a painter, but she comes to us to talk about her 20 year side project — graphite and ink drawings of discarded objects that she’s found and arranged. Her show, Debris is up at New Dominion Bookshop now, running through the month. David and Leslie ask Susan about her process in this work, her artistic philosophy, and the importance of appreciating the little things that get discarded and ignored. Next, author Katie Baldwin returns to the show. Her second romance has supernatural adventure and is called Ghost of a Chance. We talk to Katie about what writing book number two was like and what research she both did and did not need to do to depict serial killers, 90s Satanism, and a heavy metal band. Once artists let themselves out of their studios, we get them in our studio to talk 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.

Mar 102019
 

Home Grown: Your Show about Local Art

Today on Home Grown, David and Leslie welcome two guests who speak softly yet carry some big art. First Rafael Scarfullery comes on the show and is very patient as we commit ourselves to correctly pronouncing his name. Scarfullery is a professional classical guitarist, and he has started Guitar Charlottesville to promote classical and classical influenced guitar in Charlottesville. We talk about GuitarCharlottesville and get a chance to question our stereotypes with classical music. Next, Piedmont Virginia Community College’s Brad Stoller returns to the show, as it’s time for his annual Theater of the Oppressed Workshop. Brad describes what the “Theater of the Oppressed” is and how he and his partners (Matthew Slaats and Mecca Burns) work it into a workshop. We also talk to Brad about art’s role in addressing the need for safety. It’s the art that quietly moves this week 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 032019
 

Home Grown: Your Show about Local Art

Today on Home Grown, David and Leslie do a music double dip. First Edward Warwick-White from Four County Players returns to the show. This time he’s here as the director of Four County’s next musical, Hello, Dolly!. We talk to Edward about the need to bring a big show to the stage with small resources and how to communicate story components in the show that are easily missed. Next, Galen Curry from The Currys comes on the show for the first time. The Curry’s latest CD is This Side of Glass, out now. We talk to Galen about where and how the this album was made and about what makes it different from their previous two albums. The weather outside is frightful, but the artists are so delightful 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.