Carrying On

Fridays at Midnight CT
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Carrying On with HPPR’s own Ryan Gottlieb is an hour-long excuse to let your hair down and enjoy some good ol’ rock n’ roll, blues, and blues-rock – both old and new – on Fridays at Midnight CT.

It’s the perfect companion to Friday Night Blues (8PM-Midnight CT) and will keep you going into the wee hours of the morning with artists like Jimi Hendrix, Gov’t Mule, Alabama Shakes, and Gary Clark Jr.

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Interview with Mike Calabrese of Lake Street Dive

Feb 15, 2016
Lake Street Dive

Side Pony is the brand new album from Lake Street Dive, a band who's style covers areas of rock, pop, soul, and more. Drummer Mike Calabrese joined Ryan Gottlieb to chat about the new album - coming out February 19 - and much more, including staying focused on the music while reaching mainstream success.

Tim Lefebvre - bassist for the 12-piece blues, rock, and soul band Tedeschi Trucks Band - chats with HPPR's Ryan Gottlieb about the band's brand new album Let Me Get By.  Tim also shares his experience working with David Bowie on his final album Blackstar, sitting in with the Saturday Night Live house band, and more!

Interview with G. Love

Nov 20, 2015
G. Love

Love Saves the Day is the brand new album from G. Love and Special Sauce, released on October 30. A harmonious mix of rock, blues, and hip-hop, the album includes guest appearances by artists such as Lucinda Williams, Ozomatli, Citizen Cope, among others.

G. Love chats with Ryan Gottlieb about the new release, his roots in Philadelphia, and much more!

Interview with Will Turpin of Collective Soul

Nov 17, 2015
Collective Soul

See What You Started By Continuing is the brand new album from rock band Collective Soul, released on October 2.

Bassist Will Turpin joined Ryan Gottlieb in conversation about the new album, songwriting, and even un-released songs from the band!

Interview with Dave Schools of Widespread Panic

Nov 13, 2015
Widespread Panic / Browncat

Dave Schools - bassist and founding member of Widespread Panic - talked with Ryan Gottlieb about their new album Street Dogs, released on September 25th.

The rock, blues, and jazz band have been together and touring for nearly 30 years. Dave chats about recording the new album, playing with other talented musicians, and much more! 

Interview with Devon Allman

Nov 3, 2015

Devon Allman - creating the next generation of Allman music - is performing at John Barleycorn's in Wichita, KS this Thursday, November 5th; the Gothic Theatre in Englewood, CO this Friday, November 6th; and The Bottleneck in Lawrence, KS this Saturday, November 7th.

Ryan Gottlieb talked with Devon about these upcoming shows, his latest album "Ragged & Dirty," how he got started in music, and much more! Painter

Begin your Halloween at the witching hour (Midnight CT) with Ryan Gottlieb on Carrying On - HPPR’s newest music program – which focuses on rock and blues. Immediately following Friday Night Blues (8 – 12 CT), Ryan has a rockin’ Halloween themed show planned with tunes from The Who, Dave Matthews, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Jethro Tull, and many more great artists. Get in the Halloween spirit this Friday night at Midnight CT on Carrying On!


Kansas will be performing at United Wireless Arena in Dodge City, KS on Saturday, October 3. New lead singer and keyboardist Ronnie Platt spoke with HPPR's Ryan Gottlieb in advance of the show.