WVIA to air ‘Homegrown Music Concerts’ tribute episode to late George Wesley on July 23
From a press release:
WVIA television will air a special encore performance of the 2008 “Homegrown Music Concerts” episode featuring the late George Wesley on Saturday, July 23 at 9 p.m., re-airing again at 11 p.m.
Wesley, who succumbed to liver cancer on July 19, had recorded numerous times over the years with WVIA’s George Graham and had served as an inspiration to many regional musicians. The Wilkes-Barre-based reggae musician was the first artist to record a “Homegrown” performance in the then-new Sordoni Studio Theater at WVIA Public Media Studios in Pittston. WVIA sends their condolences to the family and friends of George Wesley and airs this episode in his memory.
“Homegrown Music Concerts” have been produced for over 40 years by Graham and presents a wide range of rock, folk, bluegrass, jazz, blues, reggae, world music, fusion, etc. The emphasis is on all-original material or highly original interpretations of old, obscure, or seldom-heard music.
Each show features a different performance, with occasional encore broadcasts from the series’ nearly 40-year archive.
See photos from Alexis P. Suter and Ed Randazzo’s “Homegrown Music Concerts” performance from January here.