Phillpsburg, New Jersey native Pentley Holmes stopped by High Plains Morning at HPPR Studios—Amarillo to play a live, in-studio set before his Amarillo debut, May 15th at 7pm at FireSongs at Fire Slice Pizzaria.
He’s a self-taught guitarist, pianist, and vocalist with a background in creative writing, and you can hear it in his lyrics. His signature blend of contemporary folk and soul pop will surely delight folk music lovers across the HPPR listener region, so come out tonight if you can!
Fun fact: Pentley is actually the nephew of the heavyweight boxing champion Larry Holmes. However, he’s a fighter in his own right. In 2009, he survived a typically lethal ruptured brain aneurysm. His survival and recovery after 15 days in ICU only furthered his inborn passion for life and his place in the world as a musician.
Pentley’s debut album, Rip Out My Heart, offers a beautifully rendered glimpse into the depths of these human experiences. He’s finishing his current tour, but he’s working on his next EP – so keep in touch with this singular talent as he continues making great music.
Hear the full interview and in-studio set here.