Homegrown Rocker Playlist/Recap 2/14/21

Hello Everyone,

Here is the recap of the February 14 edition of “The Homegrown Rocker,” which airs every Sunday night from 8 to 10 PM on Q94 Classic Rock!

This week’s program paid tribute to Whitey Noll. The founder and former publisher of Pennsylvania Musician Magazine, Whitey passed away on January 29 after a short battle with lung cancer; he was 79. We remembered and celebrated Whitey’s life on the program, as well as he and his magazine’s impact on the Pennsylvania music scene. We recounted his early music career and how he started the magazine in 1982, and shared stories and personal memories. We also aired excerpts from Whitey’s guest appearance on this program (back when it was called the “Backyard Rocker”) in March 2002. And we played Whitey’s music – including numerous songs from his album with Joe Agoglia, Between the Curtains and the Clouds, from 2001, plus live song footage of Whitey in action. Thanks to the many musicians who shared their thoughts and memories about Whitey during the course of the program! (For those who missed the program, a four-part podcast of this show is available for listening or download from Q94’s website, www.q94classicrock.com. Click on “The Professor’s Classroom,” and then scroll down to “Homegrown Rocker Podcast” and look for the four show segments marked with the date, 021421.)

Here is this week’s playlist:

HOUR ONE:

WHITEY NOLL w/JOE AGOGLIA – “Ukaboom Man”
WHITEY NOLL w/JOE AGOGLIA – “Black Coffee”
MATT OTIS & THE SOUND – “Make”
MAMA CORN – “Sing!”
WHITEY NOLL w/JOE AGOGLIA – “Curtains and Clouds”
TONY MOLLICK – “Angelic Jam”
WHITEY NOLL w/JOE AGOGLIA – “Future Questions”
WHITEY NOLL – “Blind Willie McTell” (live at Millennium Music Conference, February 2002)
THE BADLEES – “Fear of Falling” (1995, Local Music Flashback)
MYCENEA WORLEY – “Siren”

HOUR TWO:

FELIX & THE HURRICANES – “Travelers Not Forgotten”
NORMAN NARDINI – “We Come a Long Way”
WHITEY NOLL w/JOE AGOGLIA – “Why A Gemini”
WHITE WITCH – “Running with Scissors”
JACK PYERS & THE SENSATIONAL DOUBLE CLUBS – “One Thing”
WHITEY NOLL w/JOE AGOGLIA – “Lucy”
FAT VINNY & THE WISEGUYS – “The River” (1999, Local Music Flashback)
WHITEY NOLL w/JOE AGOGLIA – “You Already Know That”
THE BACKYARD ROCKERS – “Tara’s Song”
WHITEY NOLL – “Song for Rachel” (performed 1/11/13)

We welcome a guest on our next program, the return of Jack Pyers! The former bass player with national recording group Dirty Looks and northeastern PA rock powerhouse Harpo, Jack has been working on some new music toward his next album. We’ll discuss Jack’s current career and music, and hear some of the new songs! We will also update “Local Music News,” and review the latest album by another Harpo alumnus – guitarist John Hahn’s Undiscovered World – in “The Professor’s CD Corner!” Hear the “Homegrown Rocker” this Sunday night (February 21) on Q94 Classic Rock – 94.3 FM and online at www.q94classicrock.com!

Upcoming guests and specials:

MARCH 14 – BILL FERRELL
MARCH 21 – ST. PADDY’S DAY SPECIAL
MARCH 28 – GORDON TITTSWORTH (IMAGES OF EDEN)
APRIL 18 – BUCKSKIN WHISKEY
MAY 2 – ROADKILL
MAY 30 – MEMORIAL DAY SPECIAL
SEPT. 19 – TONY MOLLICK

(All dates are subject to changes as circumstances warrant.)

Bands and artists wanting to submit news items for “Local Music News” may email their news to homegrownrocker@gmail.com. Indicate “MUSIC NEWS” in the subject heading!

Bands and artists interested in having music aired on the show are invited to send their broadcast-quality recordings to: The Homegrown Rocker, 2513 6th Avenue, Altoona, PA 16602 (ATTN: Jim Price). You can also email digital song files or inquiries about the show to homegrownrocker@gmail.com.

Jim Price

In Local Music News…

The Clearfield County Fair has announced their grandstand entertainment schedule for the return of this year’s fair, which will happen from August 1-7. The fair and park board announced on Monday that Jackyl and the The Kentucky Headhunters will perform at the grandstand stage on Tuesday, August 3, stand-up comedian Larry the Cable Guy will entertain on Wednesday, August 4, and country headliner Russell thingyerson with guests Jameson Rodgers and The Hobbs Sisters will perform on Saturday, August 7.

Updating the 25th annual Millennium Music Conference, happening later this month in Harrisburg – the conference will now be an all-virtual event, taking place February 26 and 27 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. All showcase performers will have direct access to the virtual conference content, while others can view it from the conference’s Facebook page for free. Online live-streaming and pre-recorded performances from at least 150 showcasing bands and performers can be viewed both evenings from 6 to 11 p.m. via YouTube links provided on the conference’s website, www.musicconference.net.

Warren-based heavy metal rockers Afraid Of Human have announced they are set to enter the recording studio to record their second album.

Some sad news to report from the Pittsburgh music scene, as singer and bandleader Jimmy Sapienza passed away last Saturday, February 6. Jimmy was well known throughout western PA for fronting his long-running group Jimmy Sapienza and Five Guys Named Moe, who played classic hits and standards from the swing music era, including tunes from Louis Jordan, Louis Prima, Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Louis Armstrong, plus his own original tunes as well. He and his band performed during the Italian Food Festival at Delgrosso’s Amusement Park several times, as well as Flood City Music Festival in Johnstown. Jimmy also donated his talents to the community, and was a part of The Sonny Pugar Memorial’s “Music Smiles” program, which brings music to patients in hospitals and other facilities.

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