Inside HPPR

Tonight on HPPR
5:02 am
Thu September 11, 2014

Special Coverage: Obama to address the nation, tonight at 8pm

Credit Pete Souza

Listen to HPPR tonight at 8pm CT as President Obama addresses the nation from the White House. He will outline his administration's strategy for fighting the militant group, ISIS.

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CD of the week
5:00 pm
Sun September 7, 2014

Mark Erelli's tribute to Bill Morrissey is CD of the week on High Plains Morning

  Singer-songwriter Mark Erelli has a brand new CD called 'Milltowns' due to be released on September 9.  It is a tribute to his mentor, the late Bill Morrissey.  All of the track except one were written by Bill.  Erelli compares the process of creating 'Milltowns' to painting- "...you put something on the canvas, step back for perspective, then add another layer..."  We will listen to each track this week on High Plains Morning.

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live remote broadcast
8:55 am
Fri August 22, 2014

HPPR live from Tubleweed Festival this weekend

Performers on stage at the Tumbleweed Festival in Garden City, KS August 24, 2013.
Credit Adam Vos / HPPR

Stop by and say hi to us at the Tumbleweed Festival in Garden City this weekend as Western Swing and Other Things and Silver Rails broadcast live from the festival grounds, Saturday, August 23 from 10am to 3pm.

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CD of the week
6:33 am
Mon August 11, 2014

'No Fools No Fun' is CD of the week on High Plains Morning

Norah Jones, Sasha Dobson and Catherine Popper have been playing together since 2008, under several different band names before finally settling on Puss n’ Boots. Their first record together ‘No Fools No Fun’ is a collection of original songs and covers, some recorded live in a Brooklyn club.  We will listen to ‘No Fools No Fun’ all this week on High Plains Morning.

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Western Swing and Other Things
8:00 pm
Thu August 7, 2014

Marshal Allen Bailey inducted into Wild West Walk of Fame

Allen Bailey

Marshal Allen Bailey was inducted into the Wild West Walk of Fame in Dodge City.  The event took place on August 3, 2014 during Dodge City Days. 

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CD of the Week
4:24 am
Mon August 4, 2014

New music from Eric Clapton and Friends this week on High Plains Morning

Exactly one year after JJ Cale passed away, Eric Clapton has released a tribute to his friend-16 tracks all written by Cale and recorded by Clapton and friends including Tom Petty, John Mayer, Derek Trucks, Mark Knopfler and more.  Eric has recorded several of Cale’s tunes over the years including Cocaine and After Midnight, and has cited him as a huge influence on his own style.  We will listen to The Breeze-An Appreciation Of JJ Cale all this week on High Plains Morning.

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Inside HPPR
8:00 pm
Fri July 25, 2014

Open Range This Week

"Open Range" this week features two great Ry Cooder-produced cuts: Buena Vista Social Club's "Chan Chan" and "I'll Be Rested" from the great Mavis Staples. Also, new music from Johnnie Lang and London Grammar. As an added bonus, local poet Ms. G. Dunbar will be reading from her work.

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Featured Artist
8:00 pm
Sun July 20, 2014

The music of Cat Stevens this week on High Plains Morning

This week on High Plains Morning, instead of our usual CD of the week, we will feature the music of Cat Stevens and Yusuf, as he is now known.  From his early recordings in the mid 60's to his massive hits in the 70's, and music from the current phase of his career after his return from retirement in 2004. Cat Stevens and Yusuf-all this week on High Plains Morning. 

Living Room Concert
8:00 pm
Sat July 19, 2014

HPPR welcomes Rodney Branigan on Saturday, August 2

HPPR and Process Art House welcome Amarillo native Rodney Branigan to The Fibonacci for a Living Room Concert on Saturday, August 2!

This is Rodney's first appearance at an HPPR event!

The Fibonacci is located at 3306 SW 6th Ave. We'll open the doors at 7:00, and the show will start at 7:30. We'll have the usual great coffee from the good folks at Evocation Coffee Roasters and cookies from Kristy Fuller, who has taken over baking duties from Molly.

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CD of the week
5:32 am
Mon July 14, 2014

'New Constellation' is CD of the week on High Plains Morning

It's been almost 17 years since Toad The Wet Sprocket released their last record 'Coil', and it feels like they never left.  The new record 'New Constellation' is familiar enough to be instantly recognizable yet different enough to realize that the band has matured gracefully.  We will listen to this new music from the Santa Barbara based quartet this week on High Plains Morning, heard Monday through Friday from 9am to noon.

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Amarillo Symphony Presents
2:45 pm
Sat July 12, 2014

Bairos speaks Innovators this week on Amarillo Symphony Presents

Jacomo Rafael Bairos, musical director of the Amarillo Symphony.
Credit John Graham

This week on Amarillo Symphony Presents, hear the Symphony No. 7 of Ludwig van Beethoven and listen to a chat with Amarillo Symphony musical director Jacomo Rafael Bairos as he draws the connection between Beethoven and Elon Musk, the man behind Tesla Motors and SpaceX.

The performance of Beethoven's 7th is from the symphony's "Innovators" concert in September of 2013, the opening to the symphony's previous concert season.

Also hear a selection from the Symphony No. 5 of Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, a performance from November of 2012.

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Inside HPPR
5:18 am
Fri July 11, 2014

hONEyhoUSe show in Amarillo on July 18 is sold out!

This is another first for HPPR's Living Room Concert series- we have sold out this performance on July 18.  We are taking stand by reservations, and will accommodate  as many people as possible.  We thank you for the great response and for your continued support of HPPR and live music!

HPPR Programming
5:58 am
Thu July 3, 2014

Amarillo Symphony returns to HPPR July 6

The Amarillo Symphony with musical director Jacomo Rafael Bairos in the Globe-News Center for the Performing Arts in Amarillo.

A brand new season of performances from the Amarillo Symphony premieres on HPPR this Sunday.

The season begins Sunday, July 6 at noon with a performance of Velocity Festivals by Paul Dooley, a work commissioned for the opening to the symphony's 2013-14 concert season. Hear commentary from the Amarillo Symphony's 17th musical director Jacomo Rafael Bairos, who began his debut season with the symphony with this performance. Also hear the Symphony No. 8 of Antonín Dvořák.

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Holiday Programming
7:53 am
Wed July 2, 2014

Special Programming this Fourth of July

This Independence Day, tune in to HPPR for a diversion from the standard weekday public radio fare. Enjoy comedy, farce, and good music with Capitol Steps' Politics Takes a Holiday 4th of July edition and Front Porch Fourth of July with HPPR's own Cindee Talley and Stephen Johnson.

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Living Room Concert
6:28 pm
Tue July 1, 2014

hONEyhoUSe returns to Amarillo on Friday, July 18

HPPR welcome hONEyhoUSe back to Amarillo for a Living Room Concert at the Fibonacci, located at 3306 SW 6th Ave.

We'll open the doors at 7:00, and the show will start at 7:30.

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Summer Membership Campaign
4:16 pm
Mon June 30, 2014

Thank you

Thank you for making public radio possible!

Thanks to the support of many HPPR member-listeners, we were able to raise nearly $25,000 during our Summer Membership Campaign. 

Membership support is key to bringing public radio to the communities of the High Plains and makes up the largest percentage of HPPR's annual operating budget. 

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Pledge your support now
5:02 am
Wed June 25, 2014

Help Close the Gap -- $10,740 remains ...

Help HPPR close the gap on its summer membership campaign by pledging your support now!

We're down to the wire , having met $25,260 of HPPR's June goal of $36,000.

With only one day left in the month to close the gap, please take a moment to pledge your support here now

Your gift will help HPPR keep its on-air fundraising to a minimum, and ensure that all your favorite programs are there for you each time you tune in.

As a community licensed public radio station, HPPR  doesn't have any larger institution, such as a university to fall back on for support. 

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CD of the week
4:59 am
Mon June 23, 2014

New Music from David Gray on High Plains Morning

'Mutineers' is David Gray's 10th release in his 21 year career.  This one is a slight departure from some of his previous work, in that the arrangements rely less on acoustic instruments.  The songs are classic David Gray-insightful, passionate, stunning.  We will listen to 'Mutineers' this week on High Plains Morning.

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$21,899 remaining
6:05 am
Tue June 17, 2014

HPPR's Silent Drive Underway

Help keep the on-air portion of our summer membership campaign on mute by pledging now.

Around this time each summer, HPPR begins gearing-up for its summer membership  campaign. This summer, while its still important for HPPR raise the funds necessary to maintain its service, we're trying something new.

If HPPR can reach its June goal of $36,000 before the end of the month, we'll be able to completely forgo the on-air portion of our traditional summer membership campaign. 

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Living Room Concert
5:03 am
Tue June 10, 2014

Brennen Leigh & Noel McKay return to Garden City for show at HPPR

HPPR welcomes singer-songwriters Brennen Leigh & Noel McKay to our Garden City studios for a Living Room Concert on Tuesday, June 10.

We are located at 210 N. 7th St. The doors will open at 7:00, and the show will start at 7:30.

This is Brennen and Noel's first show for HPPR and their first appearance in Garden City since performing at the Tumbleweed Festival a couple of years ago.

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Living Room Concert
5:53 pm
Mon June 9, 2014

HPPR welcomes Butch Hancock to Amarillo on June 21

HPPR proudly welcomes Butch Hancock to Amarillo for a Living Room Concert on Saturday, June 21.

This show will be at the Fibonacci, located at 3306 SW 6th Ave. The doors will open at 7:00, and the show will start at 7:30. We'll have the usual great coffee from the folks at Evocation Coffee Roasters and snacks.

To make a reservation, give us a call at 806-367-9088 or send us an e-mail at music@hppr.org. Don't miss this very special evening!

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CD of the week
5:48 pm
Sun June 8, 2014

Gregg Allman Tribute is this weeks featured CD on High Plains Morning

Recorded live at the Fox Theater in Atlanta last January, this all-star tribute  to Gregg Allman features The Allman Brothers Band, Keb Mo, Jackson Browne, Susan Tedeschi, John Hiatt and many others, some performing with Gregg.  The package includes 2 CDs and a DVD.  We will listen to 'All My Friends' this week on High Plains Morning.  

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Living Room Concert
6:11 am
Fri June 6, 2014

Amarillo's Randy Palmer in Living Room Concert on June 7

HPPR is proud to present Amarillo-based singer-songwriter Randy Palmer in a Living Room Concert and CD release on Saturday, June 7!

The show will be at the Fibonacci, located at 3306 SW 6th Ave, the home base of Chamber Music Amarillo. The doors will open at 7, and the show will start at 7:30. Randy will be joined by a cast of musician friends who appear on his new CD 'Waterline'.

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CD of the week
4:57 am
Mon June 2, 2014

Adler & Hearne's 'Second Nature' this week on High Plains Morning

Winnsboro, Texas-based Lynn Adler & Lindy Hearne have completed their brand new CD "Second Nature," due to be released on July 4.

It was recorded in Dripping Springs, Texas with producer Lloyd Maines and a cast of Austin area musicians.

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CD of the week
6:51 am
Mon May 26, 2014

New Music from Red Molly on High Plains Morning this week

Red Molly's brand new release continues their tradition of Bluegrass, Americana and a little something unexpected.  Featuring several original songs penned by the band and a couple of interpretations of other writers tunes, they have finally recorded Richard Thompson's 1952 Vincent Black Lightning, a song they have played in concert for years(and the inspiration for their name.)  We will listen to the 'The Red Album' this week on High Plains Morning.  Look for Red Molly this August at the Tumbleweed Festival in Garden City.

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CD of the week
5:42 pm
Mon May 19, 2014

Ben & Ellen Harper's 'Childhood Home' this week on High Plains Morning

'Childhood Home' is a collaboration between 3 time Grammy winner Ben Harper and his mother Ellen, who placed her music career aspirations on hold years ago in order to raise her 3 children. Recorded in Ben's studio in Los Angeles, this record record is a history of a family written in song by a mother and a son. 10 tracks, 6 written by Ben and 4 by Ellen, we will listen to the entire CD this week on High Plains Morning.

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upcoming event
12:53 pm
Fri May 16, 2014

HPPR presents songwriting workshop with Dana Cooper

Dana Cooper

HPPR proudly presents a first for us... a songwriting workshop with singer-songwriter Dana Cooper!

The workshop will take place on Saturday, May 17 from 10am to 1pm in our Amarillo facility, located on the NW corner of 6th and Polk. We are in the basement of Amarillo National Bank's Special Assets Center at 104 SW 6th Ave.

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CD of the week
4:41 am
Mon May 5, 2014

Carrie Elkin & Danny Schmidt's 'For Keeps' this week on High Plains Morning

Two singer-songwriters with successful  solo careers meet and decide to go on tour together.  That was a couple of years ago, and now Carrie Elkin and Danny Schmidt have produced their first cd together, 'For Keeps'.  It's a collection made up of some of each of their songs and some that were written together. Recorded in Austin, Texas,  the new cd features a slew of great musicians/friends.  This cd will be released on May 13.  Enjoy a preview all this week on High Plains Morning.

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Spring Membership Campaign
3:16 pm
Wed April 30, 2014

Thank you for your support!

Thank you for your support!

Thank you to everyone who helped to make HPPR's Spring Membership Campaign a success. With the support of HPPR member-listeners, we were able to raise $96,425 and grow to 1,896 active contributors. 

Throughout the membership campaign we heard from nearly 100 new members, over 300 renewing members, and 214 members giving additional gifts of support. 

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CD of the week
6:31 pm
Sun April 27, 2014

John McCutcheon's 22 Days this week on High Plains Morning

22 Days is John McCutcheon's 36th album in his 40+ year career as a singer-songwriter, author and producer.  This new collection of powerful, insightful songs highlight John's crystal-clear voice and inspired playing. He maintains a very busy touring schedule, including a headlining spot at Garden City's Tumbleweed Festival this summer. We will listen to 22 Days this week on High Plains Morning, Monday through Friday from 9am to noon, cst.  

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