HPPR hosts & contributors
Mon June 17, 2013
Carter Sampson returns to Garden City to perform at HPPR's studios June 28th
HPPR welcomes Carter Sampson to our Garden City studios for a Living Room Concert on Friday, June 28! We are located at 210 N 7th St. We'll open the doors at 7:00, and the show will start at 7:30. Carter performed at last year's Tumbleweed Festival, and this is her first visit to HPPR. Don't miss it!
Carter Sampson is an Okie born, Fayetteville, AR based singer-songwriter. Blessed by a musical legacy from a family that includes such talents as Roy Orbison, Carter’s journey as a musician seems to have been predestined. A naturally independent free spirit, what started as a pass-time at age 15 had matured into a dedicated passion of creation and performance. Her empowering, relatable and appealing music has garnered her an incredibly diverse and loyal fan base. Audiences and sound engineers alike find that appearances can be deceiving as this diminutive figure delivers a powerful and compelling performance. Carter has made several appearances at the songwriter’s Mecca, The Blue Door, both opening for artists such as Patrice Pike, Christine Kane and Susan Gibson and headlining her own shows. She has also played The Blue Door's Annual Tribute to Woody Guthrie along with Ray Wylie Hubbard and Kevin Welch. Carter also plays many outdoor festivals which have included Amnesty International’s “Groovefest”, the Paseo Arts Festival, the Oklahoma City Festival of the Arts, The Illinois River Jam and has performed twice at the Woody Guthrie Folk Festival in Okemah, OK. Nationally, Carter has entertained in the subways of Boston creating a following there that quickly led to club dates in Boston and Cambridge including Leslie College. Carter has opened shows for The Elephant Revival, Pat Green and toured Texas and Oklahoma with Bitch and Animal of Ani DiFranco’s Righteous Babe Records. She currently tours regularly in OK, KS, NM, AR and CO. Carter was named a "Top 12 Finalist" in the 2012 Mountain Stage NewSong Contest and performed at the Lincoln Center in NY, NY. This year she was given an "Honorable Mention" in the Telluride Bluegrass Festival Troubadour Contest.