FINALLY, our FIRST installment of FOLK'TOBER SATURDAY NIGHTS!
HPPR's Living Room Concert Series presents TWO Amarillo troubadours, together in concert: James Lee Baker & Ray Wilson
Live in Amarillo ~ Sat., Oct. 7th
Chamber Music Amarillo
The Fibonacci Space (3306 SW 6th Ave.)
Doors @ 7p | Show @ 7:30p
Suggested Donation $15
RSVP ONLINE, or call 806.367.9088 to reserve your seat!
Don't miss this fabulous show, kicking off our first-ever weekly concert initiative.
THANK YOU FOR SUPPORTING LIVE MUSIC -- AND ARTISTS -- ON THE HIGH PLAINS!
Find out more about these two fantastic singer-songwriters on their websites:
James Lee Baker is a Texas-based Singer/Songwriter. His style of live performance fuses the art of contemporary folk singer-songwriters with modern pop, focusing on right-handed percussive techniques, open-tunings, alternative guitar setups, effects looping, and original stories.
In March of 2010, James Lee's song Independence Day was awarded Song of the Month at Songwriter Universe, produced by YouTube sensation Tyler Ward. In May of the same year, the album won the Expose Yourself Song Contest at ReviewPosse.com. Between 2010 and 2012, James Lee collaborated with celebrity photographer and cinematographer Sean Hagwell from Denver to produce several top-notch music videos. Recently, Sean and James worked together to produce "The Day I Said Goodbye (Acoustic)" music video. In March of 2015, James' song "That Look In Your Eyes" was selected as one of the best songs of the month by Songwriter Universe. In May of that same year, James released an EP of songs called "A Brilliant Defeat." Chris Johnson, former co-producer for The Fray's debut album, lead its engineering and production and has worked with James in the past on his previous full-length independent release Something You’ve Left Behind. In his song "The Day I Said Goodbye," James echoes the recounting of life’s unpredictable events by saying “I’ve tasted many victories that lingered bittersweet and some that left me longing for a brilliant defeat". James has played at several prominent venues including the Whiskey A Go Go in Los Angeles, The Fox Theater in Boulder, and the Walnut Room in Denver. He will be releasing new material in 2017 along with performances in several states. ----------------------- With roots in Alabama, Ray Wilson was introduced to music by his father, a construction worker who moonlighted as a honky-tonk musician. After living in Texas, Arizona, New Mexico, and Oklahoma, Wilson gained a wide variety of musical inspirations ranging from The Doors and The Police to Chuck Berry and The Beatles. Wilson gained experience playing bass for both a punk and a heavy metal band in the 90's. After pausing on his musical career for 15 years to become a successful businessman, Wilson dusted off his old guitar and made a new name for himself in both America and internationally with his wandering, “troubadour” persona and his natural, down-to-earth music. Wilson's debut album, “Troubadour,” was released in early 2015. Wilson roams from town to town spreading his music to the masses, enjoying every moment of his dream come true. "It's been a wild ride already" Wilson says, "I've never had an experience like the one I've had recording and then turning around and playing 'troubadour' live!" Wilson is now looking forward to taking the songs from 'troubadour' and many other original songs on the road. "I have the pleasure of working with some of the best musicians I've ever worked with for both my upcoming "full band shows" as well as my intimate acoustic shows. Watch for Ray Wilson coming to a city near you and grab a copy of his debut solo album 'troubadour' today! See Ray's video for "Sit Beneath the Tree."