Stephen Johnson http://hppr.org en Open Range This Week http://hppr.org/post/open-range-week-0 <p></p><p>"Open Range" this week features two great Ry Cooder-produced cuts: Buena Vista Social Club's "Chan Chan" and "I'll Be Rested" from the great Mavis Staples. Also, new music from Johnnie Lang and London Grammar. As an added bonus, local poet Ms. G. Dunbar will be reading from her work. Sat, 26 Jul 2014 05:00:05 +0000 Stephen Johnson 35077 at http://hppr.org Open Range This Week Open Range - live this week! http://hppr.org/post/open-range-live-week <p>This week I'll be hosting "Open Range" live with&nbsp;Cindee&nbsp;Talley as part of our Summer Mini-Drive. I can't give you a playlist this time,&nbsp;beacuse&nbsp;Cindee&nbsp;and I&nbsp; rather enjoy surprising each other! One of the reasons I love doing this show is that it not only allows, but welcomes surprises.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p> Wed, 17 Jul 2013 17:14:54 +0000 Stephen Johnson 18936 at http://hppr.org Open Range - live this week! Cool Down on Open Range This Week http://hppr.org/post/cool-down-open-range-week <p>Mix your Margaritas and hang the hammocks! We're escaping these long, hot days with a little cool down retreat on "Open Range." We'll be joined by Ella Fitzgerald, Quincy Jones, Sammy Davis, Jr....and even Robert Mitchum! The B52's convey the horrors of "Party Gone Out of Bounds," and we'll join Peruvian Princess Yma Sumac on "Huachina(Enchanted Lake)" and the Buena Vista Social Club promises a visit! Saturday 3pm CT repeated at Midnight.</p> Fri, 12 Jul 2013 20:40:05 +0000 Stephen Johnson 18719 at http://hppr.org Cool Down on Open Range This Week Keep the Home Fires Burning:This Week on Open Range http://hppr.org/post/keep-home-fires-burningthis-week-open-range <p>It's Memorial Day Weekend and there's an abundance of wonderful music to celebrate with on Open Range. We'll be hearing from Savage Garden, Joni Mitchell, Flobots, Charlie Christian with the Benny Goodman Sextet, Bette Midler and a slew of others. Also, we thank the men and women who serve in the Armed Forces with songs from Trace Adkins and Michael Feinstein. See you Saturday! 3pm CT repeated at Midnight.</p><p></p> Thu, 23 May 2013 20:57:07 +0000 Stephen Johnson 16412 at http://hppr.org Keep the Home Fires Burning:This Week on Open Range From Eartha Kitt to Eminem: "Open Range" This Week http://hppr.org/post/eartha-kitt-eminem-open-range-week <p>There's an hour's worth of righteous records lined up for "Open Range" this Saturday. In addition to Eartha and Eminem, we'll hear from the Church, Sheryl Crow, guitarist Manuel Barrueco, Ben Taylor and others... Rod Stewart begins the show with a cut from his brand-new Capitol CD, "Time." Saturday 3pm CT repeated at Midnight.</p><p></p> Thu, 16 May 2013 19:11:46 +0000 Stephen Johnson 16095 at http://hppr.org From Eartha Kitt to Eminem: "Open Range" This Week News from "Open Range" http://hppr.org/post/news-open-range <p>Hi, Friends...While preparing this week's program I encountered a couple of CD's well worth checking out...With his brand new release on Rounder Records, Tom Jones reinvents himself completely as he confronts the "Spirit in the Room." Jones covers Tom Waits, Joe Henry, Bob Dylan and others as if every word were etched on his soul and each&nbsp; note on this disc is right as rain.&nbsp; Next is&nbsp; an older (1996 ) Nonesuch Records release,&nbsp; in which&nbsp; jazz pianist Fred Hersch presents a dazzling collection of Billy Strayhorn tunes titled "Passion Flower-Fred Hersch Plays Billy St Tue, 30 Apr 2013 18:02:33 +0000 Stephen Johnson 15376 at http://hppr.org