High Plains Morning http://hppr.org en hONEyhoUSe delivers great performance on July 18 http://hppr.org/post/honeyhouse-delivers-great-performance-july-18-0 <p></p><p><strong>Fanatical: <em>adjective</em>. </strong>&nbsp;Filled with excessive and &nbsp;single minded zeal...enthusiasm and often intense uncritical devotion. &nbsp;</p><p> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 13:36:10 +0000 Mike Fuller 34816 at http://hppr.org hONEyhoUSe delivers great performance on July 18 The music of Cat Stevens this week on High Plains Morning http://hppr.org/post/music-cat-stevens-week-high-plains-morning <p>This week on High Plains Morning, instead of our usual CD of the week, we will feature the music of Cat Stevens and Yusuf, as he is now known. &nbsp;From his early recordings in the mid 60's to his massive hits in the 70's, and music from the current phase of his career after his return from retirement in 2004. Cat Stevens and Yusuf-all this week on High Plains Morning.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 05:00:06 +0000 Mike Fuller 34836 at http://hppr.org The music of Cat Stevens this week on High Plains Morning Old Crow Medicine Show delivers in Amarillo http://hppr.org/post/old-crow-medicine-show-delivers-amarillo <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Monday’s performance by Old Crow Medicine Show at the Globe-News Center was significant for a number of reasons.&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p><p> Thu, 17 Jul 2014 05:00:02 +0000 Mike Fuller 34632 at http://hppr.org Old Crow Medicine Show delivers in Amarillo 'New Constellation' is CD of the week on High Plains Morning http://hppr.org/post/new-constellation-cd-week-high-plains-morning <p></p><p>It's been almost 17 years since Toad The Wet Sprocket released their last record 'Coil', and it feels like they never left. &nbsp;The new record 'New Constellation' is familiar enough to be instantly recognizable yet different enough to realize that the band has matured gracefully. &nbsp;We will listen to this new music from the Santa Barbara based quartet this week on High Plains Morning, heard Monday through Friday from 9am to noon.</p> Mon, 14 Jul 2014 14:32:23 +0000 Mike Fuller 34515 at http://hppr.org 'New Constellation' is CD of the week on High Plains Morning hONEyhoUSe show in Amarillo on July 18 is sold out! http://hppr.org/post/honeyhouse-show-amarillo-july-18-sold-out <p>This is another first for HPPR's Living Room Concert series- we have <strong>sold out</strong> this performance on July 18. &nbsp;We are taking stand by reservations, and will accommodate&nbsp; as many people as possible. &nbsp;We thank you for the great response and for your continued support of HPPR and live music!</p> Fri, 11 Jul 2014 14:18:17 +0000 Mike Fuller 34411 at http://hppr.org hONEyhoUSe show in Amarillo on July 18 is sold out! New Music from David Gray on High Plains Morning http://hppr.org/post/new-music-david-gray-high-plains-morning <p></p><p>'Mutineers' is David Gray's 10th release in his 21 year career. &nbsp;This one is a slight departure from some of his previous work, in that the arrangements rely less on acoustic instruments. &nbsp;The songs are classic David Gray-insightful, passionate, stunning. &nbsp;We will listen to 'Mutineers' this week on High Plains Morning.</p> Mon, 23 Jun 2014 13:59:11 +0000 Mike Fuller 33574 at http://hppr.org New Music from David Gray on High Plains Morning Brennen Leigh & Noel McKay return to Garden City for show at HPPR http://hppr.org/post/brennen-leigh-noel-mckay-return-garden-city-show-hppr <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">HPPR welcomes singer-songwriters <strong>Brennen Leigh </strong>&amp;<strong> Noel McKay</strong> to our Garden City studios for a Living Room Concert on <strong>Tuesday, June 10</strong>.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">We are located at 210 N. 7th St. The doors will open at 7:00, and the show will start at 7:30.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">This is Brennen and Noel's first show for HPPR and their first appearance in Garden City since performing at the Tumbleweed Festival a couple of years ago.</span> Tue, 10 Jun 2014 14:03:01 +0000 Mike Fuller 32052 at http://hppr.org Brennen Leigh & Noel McKay return to Garden City for show at HPPR Gregg Allman Tribute is this weeks featured CD on High Plains Morning http://hppr.org/post/gregg-allman-tribute-weeks-featured-cd-high-plains-morning <p></p><p>Recorded live at the Fox Theater in Atlanta last January, this all-star tribute &nbsp;to Gregg Allman features The Allman Brothers Band, Keb&nbsp;Mo, Jackson Browne, Susan Tedeschi, John Hiatt and many others, some performing with Gregg. &nbsp;The package includes 2 CDs and a DVD. &nbsp;We will listen to 'All My Friends' this week on High Plains Morning. &nbsp;</p> Mon, 09 Jun 2014 02:48:52 +0000 Mike Fuller 32916 at http://hppr.org Gregg Allman Tribute is this weeks featured CD on High Plains Morning Amarillo's Randy Palmer in Living Room Concert on June 7 http://hppr.org/post/amarillos-randy-palmer-living-room-concert-june-7 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">HPPR is proud to present Amarillo-based singer-songwriter <strong>Randy Palmer</strong> in a Living Room Concert and CD release on <strong>Saturday, June 7</strong>!</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The show will be at the Fibonacci, located at 3306 SW 6th Ave, the home base of Chamber Music Amarillo. The doors will open at 7, and the show will start at 7:30. Randy will be joined by a cast of musician friends who appear on his new CD 'Waterline'. Fri, 06 Jun 2014 15:11:36 +0000 Mike Fuller 32050 at http://hppr.org Amarillo's Randy Palmer in Living Room Concert on June 7 Adler & Hearne's 'Second Nature' this week on High Plains Morning http://hppr.org/post/adler-hearnes-second-nature-week-high-plains-morning <p>Winnsboro, Texas-based Lynn Adler &amp; Lindy Hearne&nbsp;have completed their brand new CD "Second Nature," due to be released on July 4.</p><p>It was recorded in Dripping Springs, Texas with producer Lloyd Maines and a cast of Austin area musicians. Mon, 02 Jun 2014 13:57:18 +0000 Mike Fuller 32642 at http://hppr.org Adler & Hearne's 'Second Nature' this week on High Plains Morning Ben & Ellen Harper's 'Childhood Home' this week on High Plains Morning http://hppr.org/post/ben-ellen-harpers-childhood-home-week-high-plains-morning <p></p><p>'Childhood Home' is a collaboration between 3 time Grammy winner Ben Harper and his mother Ellen, who placed her music career aspirations on hold years ago in order to raise her 3 children. Recorded in Ben's studio in Los Angeles, this record record is a history of a family written in song by a mother and a son. 10 tracks, 6 written by Ben and 4 by Ellen, we will listen to the entire CD this week on High Plains Morning.</p> Tue, 20 May 2014 02:42:09 +0000 Mike Fuller 32049 at http://hppr.org Ben & Ellen Harper's 'Childhood Home' this week on High Plains Morning Carrie Elkin & Danny Schmidt's 'For Keeps' this week on High Plains Morning http://hppr.org/post/carrie-elkin-danny-schmidts-keeps-week-high-plains-morning <p></p><p>Two singer-songwriters with successful&nbsp; solo careers meet and decide to go on tour together. &nbsp;That was a couple of years ago, and now Carrie Elkin and Danny Schmidt have produced their first cd together, 'For Keeps'. &nbsp;It's a collection made up of some of each of their songs and some that were written together. Recorded in Austin, Texas, &nbsp;the new cd features a slew of great musicians/friends. &nbsp;This cd will be released on May 13. &nbsp;Enjoy a preview all this week on High Plains Morning.</p> Mon, 05 May 2014 13:41:24 +0000 Mike Fuller 31386 at http://hppr.org Carrie Elkin & Danny Schmidt's 'For Keeps' this week on High Plains Morning HPPR's Songwriters in the Round series continues on Friday, May 9 http://hppr.org/post/hpprs-songwriters-round-series-continues-friday-may-9 <p>The next installment of HPPR's Songwriters in the Round series will take place on Friday, May 9!</p><p>This show will be at the Fibonacci, located at 3306 SW 6th Ave. The doors will open at 7, and the show will start at 7:30. We'll &nbsp;have the usual great coffee from the good folks at Evocation Coffee Roasters. Wed, 23 Apr 2014 15:10:48 +0000 Mike Fuller 30727 at http://hppr.org HPPR's Songwriters in the Round series continues on Friday, May 9 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