High Plains Public Radio is thrilled to announce TWO NEW MUSIC SHOWS highlighting the best in folk, roots, acoustic, Americana and more—and they're BOTH hosted by regional DJs, born and raised on the High Plains! Don't forget to tune in THIS SATURDAY and catch HPPR's exclusive new programs, Songbirds and What the Folk?
Songbirds brings you the best in acoustic rhythm every Saturday at 1pm, with a focus on raw sounds steeped in tradition (and rarely plugged in). Tune in for a wide range of old and new folk, Americana, singer/songwriters, bluegrass, and historical hymns hosted by Valarie Smith. We highlight artists working from an acoustic core, featuring guitar, mandolin, fiddle, banjo, ukulele, upright bass, accordion, harmonica, piano and more. The show will highlight a host of emerging artists taking the folk scene further, while paying homage to traditional tunes that have always been the heart of the genre.
Mike Fuller returns to HPPR with What the Folk?—a two-hour, theme-based music show, drawing from a variety of singer-songwriters, folk, pop, rock, world, jazz, and more. There is a little bit of folk music in just about everything, and you can connect the dots from Appalachia to the Ramones! Tune in at 7pm on Saturdays to get your folk fix with this beloved Amarillo-based songwriter and DJ.