High Plains Morning http://hppr.org en Nickel Creek's 'A Dotted Line' this week on High Plains Morning http://hppr.org/post/nickel-creeks-dotted-line-week-high-plains-morning <p></p><p>Sean Watkins was 11 years old when he and his 9 year old sister Sara and Chris Thile, also 9, formed Nickel Creek in 1989. &nbsp;Since that time, they have released 3 CDs and toured non-stop until taking an "indefinite break" in 2007, to focus on solo projects. &nbsp;Now they are back with a brand new release, produced by Eric Valentine. &nbsp;We will listen to 'A Dotted Line' this week on High Plains Morning, Monday through Friday from 9am to noon. &nbsp;</p> Mon, 21 Apr 2014 04:22:38 +0000 Mike Fuller 30726 at http://hppr.org Nickel Creek's 'A Dotted Line' this week on High Plains Morning New music from Suzanne Vega this week on High Plains Morning http://hppr.org/post/new-music-suzanne-vega-week-high-plains-morning <p></p><p>This is Suzanne’s first record of new material in seven years.&nbsp; It was recorded on the road, in studios in Chicago, London, Prague, Los Angeles and New York.&nbsp; The overall theme of the album is the intersection between the spirit world and the material world. &nbsp;We will listen to ‘Tales from the Realm of the Queen of Pentacles’ this week on High Plains Morning.</p> Sun, 23 Mar 2014 20:45:44 +0000 Mike Fuller 29486 at http://hppr.org New music from Suzanne Vega this week on High Plains Morning Eliza Gilkyson's 'The Nocturne Diaries' this week on High Plains Morning http://hppr.org/post/eliza-gilkysons-nocturne-diaries-week-high-plains-morning <p></p><p>‘The Nocturne Diaries’ is Eliza Gilkyson’s&nbsp; 20<sup>th</sup> release since she began recording in 1969. Hollywood born and raised, she has called Austin, Texas home for most of the last 30 years with stints in Santa Fe and Los Angeles as well.&nbsp; The new record has been described as “…a journey through the dark night of the soul that ends at the light of day…a stubborn ray of hope…” It will be released on March 18.</p><p>We will listen to ‘The Nocturne Diaries’ in its entirety this week on High Plains Morning</p> Sat, 08 Mar 2014 18:54:32 +0000 Mike Fuller 28831 at http://hppr.org Eliza Gilkyson's 'The Nocturne Diaries' this week on High Plains Morning Susan Gibson's 'The Second Hand' is CD of the week on High Plains Morning http://hppr.org/post/susan-gibsons-second-hand-cd-week-high-plains-morning <p>Susan Gibson is a CMA award-winning songwriter based in Wimberley, Texas. Over the last 10 years Susan has logged hundreds of thousands of miles, hundreds of gigs and 4 CDs.</p><p>To celebrate her 10 year mark, she has just released her new live CD 'The Second Hand', recorded live at The Bugle Boy in LaGrange, Texas. Mon, 03 Mar 2014 15:39:49 +0000 Mike Fuller 28609 at http://hppr.org Susan Gibson's 'The Second Hand' is CD of the week on High Plains Morning Iain Matthews' 'The Art of Obscurity' this week on High Plains Morning http://hppr.org/post/iain-matthews-art-obscurity-week-high-plains-morning <p>In some ways, Iain Matthews has perfected the art of obscurity.&nbsp; An original member of Fairport Convention, Matthews Southern Comfort and Plainsong, he has been recording and performing for over 45 years, without ever becoming a household name. Mon, 24 Feb 2014 14:10:15 +0000 Mike Fuller 28356 at http://hppr.org Iain Matthews' 'The Art of Obscurity' this week on High Plains Morning Rosanne Cash's 'The River & The Thread' is CD of the week on High Plains Morning http://hppr.org/post/rosanne-cashs-river-thread-cd-week-high-plains-morning <p></p><p>Rosanne Cash’s latest release ‘The River &amp; The Thread’ is all about her connection to her roots in the American South.&nbsp; In fact, one review on Amazon.com called it “…a lyrical love letter to the South…” 14 new songs- 12 original tunes, one from Jesse Winchester and one from Townes Van Zandt, all co-produced with Rosanne’s husband John Leventhal.&nbsp; We will listen to this beautiful new work this week on High Plains Morning.</p> Sat, 15 Feb 2014 20:28:50 +0000 Mike Fuller 28044 at http://hppr.org Rosanne Cash's 'The River & The Thread' is CD of the week on High Plains Morning John Gorka's 'Bright Side Of Down' is CD of the week on High Plains Morning http://hppr.org/post/john-gorkas-bright-side-down-cd-week-high-plains-morning <p>'Bright Side Of Down' is John Gorka's 1st record in 4 years, and it was well worth the wait.&nbsp; First coming to prominence in the "new folk" boom of the early 80's, (he won the Kerrville New Folk award in 1984) Gorka is well-known for his beautifully crafted, insightful, wry and honest songs.&nbsp; We have the opportunity to preview this record all week on High Plains Morning before it's official release on March 4.&nbsp; Tune in!</p> Mon, 10 Feb 2014 17:32:51 +0000 Mike Fuller 27817 at http://hppr.org John Gorka's 'Bright Side Of Down' is CD of the week on High Plains Morning Mary Chapin Carpenter's 'Songs From The Movie' this week on High Plains Morning http://hppr.org/post/mary-chapin-carpenters-songs-movie-week-high-plains-morning <p></p><p>Mary Chapin Carpenter's new release is a re-invention of 10 of her classic songs, newly recorded with a 63 piece orchestra and a 15 member choir. &nbsp;</p><p>In talking about the process, Carpenter says “Singing with an orchestra is very different from singing with a band. I had to learn to ride the enormous wave of sound an orchestra produces but not over sing at the same time. Finding a quiet voice while still conveying strength was the way in.”</p> Mon, 03 Feb 2014 01:11:16 +0000 Mike Fuller 27495 at http://hppr.org Mary Chapin Carpenter's 'Songs From The Movie' this week on High Plains Morning New music from 'Hurray For The Riff Raff' this week on High Plains Morning http://hppr.org/post/new-music-hurray-riff-raff-week-high-plains-morning <p></p><p>Hurray For The Riff Raff is the branchild of Alynda Lee Segarra, a Bronx-born singer songwriter who left home to criss-cross the country before finding the&nbsp; place where she belongs&nbsp; in New Orleans.&nbsp; 'Small Town Heroes' is her 7<sup>th</sup> release in 7 years; a beautiful genre-crossing collection of songs dedicated to “the people, musicians and ghosts of New Orleans.”&nbsp; We will listen to 'Small Town Heroes' track by track this week on High Plains Morning.</p> Sun, 26 Jan 2014 19:19:23 +0000 Mike Fuller 27201 at http://hppr.org New music from 'Hurray For The Riff Raff' this week on High Plains Morning The Greencards' 'Sweetheart Of The Sun' this week on High Plains Morning http://hppr.org/post/greencards-sweetheart-sun-week-high-plains-morning <p></p><p>The Greencards are comprised of an Englishman and 2 Australian singer-songwriters who all met after moving to Austin, Texas. &nbsp;After a brief move to Nashville, they have returned to Austin and have released Sweetheart Of The Sun. &nbsp;The record is also a bit of a return to their earlier records in terms of style- a great blend of contemporary bluegrass and folk with an almost ethereal feel. &nbsp;We will listen to this new music this week on High Plians Morning.</p> Mon, 20 Jan 2014 14:52:56 +0000 Mike Fuller 26953 at http://hppr.org The Greencards' 'Sweetheart Of The Sun' this week on High Plains Morning Guitarist Maxwell Hughes makes a stop in Amarillo on Southwest tour http://hppr.org/post/guitarist-maxwell-hughes-makes-stop-amarillo-southwest-tour <p>Maxwell Hughes is an award-winning guitarist based in Ft. Collins, Colorado. &nbsp;He is currently on a tour of the southwest headed for California. Thu, 16 Jan 2014 22:46:01 +0000 Mike Fuller 26845 at http://hppr.org Guitarist Maxwell Hughes makes a stop in Amarillo on Southwest tour High Plains Morning Top 10 for 2013 http://hppr.org/post/high-plains-morning-top-10-2013 <p>I love lists-- all kinds of lists.&nbsp;</p><p>Best of lists, worst of lists, stuff you have to see/hear/do before-you-die lists.&nbsp; I also love making lists, but that’s really hard for me to trim down my list to a manageable size.&nbsp; Here’s my attempt at a 2013 list of some of the best things (in my opinion) you’ve heard this year on High Plains Morning.&nbsp; This list is by no means complete, and it is in no particular order.</p><p><br clear="all"> Wed, 08 Jan 2014 22:32:37 +0000 Mike Fuller 26238 at http://hppr.org High Plains Morning Top 10 for 2013 New Music from Tim O'Brien and Darrell Scott on High Plainds Morning http://hppr.org/post/new-music-tim-obrien-and-darrell-scott-high-plainds-morning <p></p> Sun, 05 Jan 2014 07:00:00 +0000 Mike Fuller 26353 at http://hppr.org New Music from Tim O'Brien and Darrell Scott on High Plainds Morning New Counting Crows on High Plains Morning this week http://hppr.org/post/new-counting-crows-high-plains-morning-week <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Experiencing Counting Crows live is an ever-changing, ever-evolving delight- no 2 shows are the same.&nbsp; Their new release is a collection of tracks from their 2012 tour of North America.&nbsp; A good mix of old tunes, newer songs and some covers as well.&nbsp; We will listen to ‘Echoes Of The Outlaw Roadshow’ this week on High Plains Morning.</span></p> Sun, 29 Dec 2013 21:33:22 +0000 Mike Fuller 26149 at http://hppr.org New Counting Crows on High Plains Morning this week 'Foreverly' is CD of the week on High Plains Morning http://hppr.org/post/foreverly-cd-week-high-plains-morning <p></p><p>It’s an unlikely combination, but a really cool idea. Combine the leader of the most successful punk band of the last 20 years, a superstar jazz artist and a classic album from the 50’s and you get ‘Foreverly’. Billie Joe Armstrong from Green Day and Norah Jones have re-interpreted/re-created the 1958 Everly Brothers record ‘Songs Our Daddy Taught Us’, a collection of traditional tunes. We will listen to it this week on High Plains Morning.</p> Sun, 22 Dec 2013 07:54:00 +0000 Mike Fuller 25887 at http://hppr.org 'Foreverly' is CD of the week on High Plains Morning Blue Rodeo's 'In Our Nature' this week on High Plains Morning http://hppr.org/post/blue-rodeos-our-nature-week-high-plains-morning <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Blue Rodeo was formed in 1984 in Toronto by songwriters Jim Cuddy and Greg Keelor as a vehicle for their own brand of Americana music, well before the term Americana was widely used. 29 years and 11 Juno Awards later, the band has released their </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">13</span><sup>th</sup><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> record, ‘In Our Nature’. We will listen to every track this week on High Plains Morning, Monday through Friday from 9am to noon.</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Sun, 15 Dec 2013 16:24:41 +0000 Mike Fuller 25601 at http://hppr.org Blue Rodeo's 'In Our Nature' this week on High Plains Morning Beppe Gambetta's 'American Album' this week on High Plains Morning http://hppr.org/post/beppe-gambettas-american-album-week-high-plains-morning <p></p><p>Italian guitarist Beppe Gambetta’s 5<sup>th</sup> CD for Gadfly Records is both a love letter and a road map to the music of America. The record is a mixture of original material and Beppe’s own arrangements of some American classics. We will listen to each track of this beautiful collection this week on High Plains Morning, Monday through Friday from 9am to noon.</p> Sun, 08 Dec 2013 22:22:44 +0000 Mike Fuller 25305 at http://hppr.org Beppe Gambetta's 'American Album' this week on High Plains Morning New music from Steep Canyon Rangers this week on High Plains Morning http://hppr.org/post/new-music-steep-canyon-rangers-week-high-plains-morning <p></p><p>Asheville, North Carolina’s Steep Canyon Rangers stepped outside of their comfort zone on their new release ‘Tell the Ones I Love’.&nbsp; They recorded in an unfamiliar studio (Levon Helm’s barn in Woodstock, NY) with a new producer (Larry Campbell).&nbsp; The results are a stunning follow-up to their Grammy-winning ‘Nobody Knows You’.&nbsp; We will listen to every track this week on High Plains Morning, Monday through Friday from 9am to noon.</p> Sun, 01 Dec 2013 07:30:00 +0000 Mike Fuller 24890 at http://hppr.org New music from Steep Canyon Rangers this week on High Plains Morning Boston's The Deadly Gentlemen featured this week on High Plains Morning http://hppr.org/post/bostons-deadly-gentlemen-featured-week-high-plains-morning <p></p><p>The Deadly Gentlemen are a Boston-based quintet, and they have just released their third record ‘Roll Me, Tumble Me.’ They have quite a resume- songwriter Greg Liszt is a former member of Crooked Still, &nbsp;fiddler Mike Barnett is a former member of David Grisman’s band, and bassist Sam Grisman is David’s son. We will listen to the entire new record this week on High Plains Morning, Monday through Friday from 9am to noon.</p> Sun, 24 Nov 2013 07:30:00 +0000 Mike Fuller 24677 at http://hppr.org Boston's The Deadly Gentlemen featured this week on High Plains Morning Anoushka Shankar's 'Traces Of You' this week on High Plains Morning http://hppr.org/post/anoushka-shankars-traces-you-week-high-plains-morning <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Anoushka Shankar began studying the sitar under her father Ravi Shankar at the age of nine and made her performance debut at thirteen. &nbsp;She has just released her new CD ‘Traces of You’.&nbsp; The new record features three tracks with her half-sister Norah Jones; this is their first collaboration. With elements of Pop, Jazz and World music, the new record is a beautiful listening experience. We will hear each track this week on High Plains Morning, Monday through Friday from 9am to noon.</span></p> Mon, 18 Nov 2013 04:46:40 +0000 Mike Fuller 24455 at http://hppr.org Anoushka Shankar's 'Traces Of You' this week on High Plains Morning Patty Larkin's 'Still Green' this week on High Plains Morning http://hppr.org/post/patty-larkins-still-green-week-high-plains-morning <p></p><p>Singer-songwriter Patty Larkin’s new record ‘Still Green’ is her 13<sup>th</sup> release since she started recording over 25 years ago. The songs reveal her search for respite, relief and solace after the loss of both of her parents and a sister’s serious illness. Written on Cape Cod and recorded in Boston, it is a beautiful addition to her catalog. We will listen to every track this week on High Plains Morning, Monday through Friday from 9am to noon.</p> Sun, 10 Nov 2013 18:58:00 +0000 Mike Fuller 24022 at http://hppr.org Patty Larkin's 'Still Green' this week on High Plains Morning New Avett Brothers release this week on High Plains Morning http://hppr.org/post/new-avett-brothers-release-week-high-plains-morning <p></p><p>Concord, North Carolina’s favorite sons The Avett Brothers have released their second record of 2013- Magpie &amp; The Dandelion. The tracks were recorded with Rick Rubin during the same sessions that produced The Carpenter, their previous release. The brothers have said they wanted to convey a feeling of “youthful wonder” with this record. We will listen to every track as our CD of the week this week on High Plains Morning, Monday through Friday from 9am to noon.</p> Sun, 03 Nov 2013 19:28:56 +0000 Mike Fuller 23814 at http://hppr.org New Avett Brothers release this week on High Plains Morning HPPR welcomes hONEyhoUSe on Saturday, November 16 http://hppr.org/post/hppr-welcomes-honeyhouse-saturday-november-16 <p>HPPR is thrilled to welcome hONEyhoUSe back to Amarillo for a Living Room Concert on Saturday, November 16! This show will be in a new venue for us- the events room at Sunset Art Center, located at 3701 Plains Blvd. Tue, 29 Oct 2013 15:32:53 +0000 Mike Fuller 23576 at http://hppr.org HPPR welcomes hONEyhoUSe on Saturday, November 16 Amos Lee "Mountains of Sorrow, Rivers of Song" Takes New Path http://hppr.org/post/amos-lee-mountains-sorrow-rivers-song-takes-new-path <p></p><p>For his fifth album, Mountains Of Sorrow, Rivers Of Song, Amos Lee has taken a different path for the recording; he worked in a new city(Nashville) with a new producer(Jay Joyce), and, for the first time, he brought his touring band into the studio with him.The twelve songs that resulted—the follow-up to 2011's chart-topping Mission Bell—bring Amos into new sonic territory, while retaining the impact of the scenes, characters, and stories we have come to expect from his songs. We will listen track by track this week on High Plains Morning, Monday through Friday from 9am to noon.</p><p> Mon, 28 Oct 2013 14:18:18 +0000 Mike Fuller 23524 at http://hppr.org Amos Lee "Mountains of Sorrow, Rivers of Song" Takes New Path CD of the week for October 20-26 http://hppr.org/post/cd-week-october-20-26 <p></p><p><span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif; line-height: 13.65pt;">On his last two studio albums, Jack Johnson pushed into darker territory and delved deeper into electric guitar work than ever before in his music career.</span> Sun, 20 Oct 2013 21:58:49 +0000 Mike Fuller 23193 at http://hppr.org CD of the week for October 20-26 Sara Grey comes to Amarillo for Living Room Concert on Saturday, November 2 http://hppr.org/post/sara-grey-comes-amarillo-living-room-concert-saturday-november-2 <p></p><p>HPPR&nbsp;welcomes Sara Grey to our Amarillo studios for a Living Room Concert on Saturday, November 2. &nbsp;We are located at 104 SW 6th&nbsp;Ave, &nbsp;on the NW corner of 6th and Polk. We're in the basement of Amarillo National Bank's Special Assets Center. We'll open the doors at 7:00, and the show will start at 7:30. We will have the usual great coffee from the folks at Evocation Coffee Roasters and cookies from Molly Fuller. To make a reservation for this show, call us at 806-367-9088 or send an e-mail to music@hppr.org.</p> Thu, 17 Oct 2013 04:05:35 +0000 Mike Fuller 23045 at http://hppr.org Sara Grey comes to Amarillo for Living Room Concert on Saturday, November 2 Songwriters In The Round on October 4 http://hppr.org/post/songwriters-round-october-4 <p>Friday October 4 is the next installment of HPPR's Songwriter In The Round series. This show will be at The Fibonacci, which is located at 3306 SW 6th Ave in Amarillo. The doors will open at 7pm, and the show will start at 7:30. Our previous shows have been very well attended, and we strongly suggest making reservations for this one. You can do that by calling us at 806-367-9088 or by sending an e-mail to music@hppr.org. We'll have the usual great coffee from Evocation Coffee Roasters and cookies from Molly Fuller. Don't miss this one! Tue, 24 Sep 2013 15:58:34 +0000 Mike Fuller 22055 at http://hppr.org Songwriters In The Round on October 4 New music from Jimmy Webb: Still Within The Sound Of My Voice http://hppr.org/post/new-music-jimmy-webb-still-within-sound-my-voice <p>Jimmy Webb has been called one of the greatest songwriters of our generation;&nbsp; I, for one, agree completely with that statement.&nbsp; He has created some of the most memorable melodies of the last 50 years.&nbsp; Jimmy's new CD is called Still Within The Sound Of My Voice;&nbsp; it is a collection of some of his best&nbsp; known songs recorded as duets with some friends, including Lyle Lovett, Joe Cocker, Justin Currie, Keith Urban and more.&nbsp; We will listen to the entire CD this week on High Plains Morning, Monday through Friday, from 9am to noon.</p><p></p> Mon, 23 Sep 2013 15:09:02 +0000 Mike Fuller 21995 at http://hppr.org New music from Jimmy Webb: Still Within The Sound Of My Voice Featured CD for the week of September 16 on High Plains Morning http://hppr.org/post/featured-cd-week-september-16-high-plains-morning <p>Missy Raines has won the International Bluegrass Music Association's Bass Player of the Year Award 7 times during her career.&nbsp; On her new record New Frontier,&nbsp; Missy and her band The New Hip stretch out a bit.&nbsp; With a batch of songs from Pierce Pettis, Sarah Siskind and Missy herself, she's created a beautiful new work.&nbsp; We will listen to it track by track this week on High Plains Morning, heard Monday through Friday from 9am to noon cst. Mon, 16 Sep 2013 20:17:35 +0000 Mike Fuller 21698 at http://hppr.org Featured CD for the week of September 16 on High Plains Morning Susan Werner: Celebrating agriculture through music http://hppr.org/post/susan-werner-celebrating-agriculture-through-music-0 <p></p><p>Chicago-based singer-songwriter&nbsp;<a href="http://susanwerner.com/" target="_blank">Susan Werner</a>&nbsp;has worked on concept albums before – from jazz standards to pop classics to Gospel music for agnostics. But now she's turned to her farm roots for inspiration.</p><p>Werner, who's currently&nbsp;<a href="http://susanwerner.com/content/cal/index.php" target="_blank">touring in the Midwest</a>, describes her new CD,&nbsp;<em>Hayseed</em>, as "egg meets art," celebrating agriculture through music.</p> Fri, 13 Sep 2013 03:23:00 +0000 Laura Spencer 21559 at http://hppr.org Susan Werner: Celebrating agriculture through music