HPPR welcomes Putnam Smith back to Amarillo on Friday, January 24 for a Living Room Concert. This show will be in our studios located at 104 SW 6th Ave, on the NW corner of 6th and Polk. We will open the doors at 7pm, and the show will start at 7:30. To make a reservation for this show, call us at 806-367-9088 or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Putnam Smith, who hails from Portland, Maine, could be an old-world troubadour fresh from
the 19th Century. After all, he lives in a log cabin, plays his Grandfather's banjo, and prints up
the jackets to his CDs on an antique letterpress. Yet this rootsy multi-instrumentalist songwriter (he also writes and performs on guitar, mandolin, fretless banjo, and piano), steeped as he is in Appalachian traditions, is very much a storyteller for the modern age.
Putnam first came to national attention when his sophomore release, "Goldrush," went to #5 on the national Folk DJ Charts (and made it onto 6 "Favorite Albums of 2009" Lists). His next release, "We Could Be Beekeepers, (June, 2011), shot right up the charts the month it was released, to the #2 album, with 3 songs in the top ten. Noted as "One To Watch" (Rob Reinhart, Acoustic Cafe), Putnam has been selected for official showcases at Folk Alliance International (2012) and the NERFA Conference (2012). Also selected as an Emerging Artist at the prestigious Falcon Ridge Folk Festival (2011), Putnam is proving himself to be a quickly rising star on the national folkscape. His most recent release, "Kitchen, Love..."(2013) has been receiving critical praise, and radio airplay across the country and around the world.