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HPPR Living Room Concert: Heather Styka

Autumn is here, so let's celebrate with hot coffee, cookies, and LIVE FOLK MUSIC from Chicago singer-songwriter HEATHER STYKA! 


HEATHER STYKA - Live in Amarillo

Saturday, Oct. 14

Chalice Abbey (2717 Stanley, Amarillo)

Doors @ 7p | Show @ 7:30p

Suggested Donation: $15

RSVP today! This will be a GREAT SHOW!


Sponsored by Chalice AbbeyEvocation Coffee, & Strings by Squyres.


“One of the more original of the many contemporary singer-songwriters touring the US... she paints landscapes and relationships in her well thought-out compositions.” —Tom May, River City Folk


“One word leaps to mind to describe Heather Styka’s voice — purity… Heather’s unique delivery combines the influences of a fragile Irish air, the warm effervescence of upbeat Americana, soulful country and mournful blues. Her voice ensures these songs hit that place in your chest where emotions reside…. Discerning beauty and sensitivity... Every song fits perfectly into the whole.” —Tim Carroll, FolkWords


About Heather: Chicago songwriter Heather Styka is not afraid to go where others fear to tread — and to get a little messy on the way. Beneath “sweet, soulful vocals” (Portland Press Herald) and “nimble fingerpicked guitar” (Dispatch Magazine) lie narratives of vulnerability, strength, and wanderlust, drawn from her extensive touring. These are the sort of songs that take you on a journey and haunt you all the way home.

Styka started writing and performing as a teenager, honing her craft among Chicago’s folk community. At the age of 28, Heather Styka has performed for over a decade, released four full-length albums, and toured from coast to coast. She was a 2015 New Folk Finalist at the Kerrville Folk Festival, and has performed at the Folk Alliance International and FARM conferences as an official showcase artist.

Heather Styka’s 2011 release Lifeboats for Atlantis hit #3 on the FOLK-DJ charts. After moving to Maine for two years, Styka released While This Planet Spins Beneath Our Feet (2014), which charted for four months on FOLK-DJ.

Styka’s latest release The Bittersweet Tapes (2016) was recorded in Tulsa, Oklahoma on a four track recorder with sparse, ethereal production. “In this raw and intimate portrait of life, disguised as a collection of songs, Heather Styka has truly created a masterpiece” (Chris Darby, Independent Melody).


Watch Heather perform with The Sentimentals on "https://vimeo.com/207186787" rel="noopener noreferrer nofollow" style="color: rgb(2, 120, 184); padding-top: 0px;" target="_blank">Correlation."

Watch Heather perform her aching, beautiful ballad, "https://vimeo.com/88546722" rel="noopener noreferrer nofollow" style="color: rgb(2, 120, 184); padding-top: 0px;" target="_blank">Emily."



This is High Plains Public Radio's 2nd installment of our FIRST-EVER, experimental sub-series: FOLK'TOBER SATURDAY NIGHT Living Room Concerts!

Jenny Inzerillo joined HPPR in 2015 as the host of High Plains Morning, our live music program that airs weekdays at 9 am to noon CST. Broadcasting from KJJP in beautiful downtown Amarillo, she helps listeners wake up with inspired music from our region and beyond. Tune in for new voices in folk/Americana, deep cuts from your favorite artists, soulful tracks from singer/songwriters across the world, and toe-tapping classics dating as far back as the 1920s. Plus, discover underground greats that just might be your new favorite band.