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HPPR Living Room Concert: Pushing Chain—LIVE IN GARDEN CITY

Garden City! Don't miss this summertime HPPR Living Room Concert featuring Minnesota folky-tonk duo, Pushing Chain! This will be a foot-stomping fun show, with a little bit of country, some bluegrass, ballads, Americana, roots, folk, and gospel—so bring your friends for this LIVE MUSIC CELEBRATION!


HPPR Studios—Garden City (210 N. 7th St.)

Show at 7:00p CT

Suggested Donation: $15

RSVP here, or call 806.367.9088.



Pushing Chain is Boyd Blomberg on guitar and vocals and Adam Moe on fiddle and vocals. They have been playing together for 20 years—seven as Pushing Chain. Their third release, Sorrows Always Swim, marks a highlight of their career together. It took three years to come together, but they knew it needed a classic country feel. By teaming up with folk legend Bill Kirchen (Commander Cody & his Lost Planet Airmen) and Mark Hallman (The Congress House Studio), who produced and played on the 12 original Americana/roots songs. This album is Pushing Chain at their best, playing and singing their original folky-tonk music backed by some of the best players in Austin, Texas: Kirchen on guitar, Hallman on piano and organ, David Carroll on bass, and Rick Richards on drums. Texas guitar legend Redd Volkaert also makes an appearance on the last cut, delivering a straight-up Americana/country record that would have been as at home in 1968 as it is in 2018.

Pushing Chain travels as a duo, playing original folk-tonk, roots and Americana music that features tight harmonies and a gonzo approach to performance which keeps their shows fresh audiences on their toes. These guys believe in strong harmonies, kazoos, laughter, sad songs, happy songs, and bringing everything into their concerts. Boyd and Adam know there are still so many important songs to be written, and that a good band can make strangers share a table.

Boyd and Adam call Northern Minnesota home, and they each made their home on the shores of Lake Superior. Boyd lives in a small cabin in Lutsen, and Adam resides in Duluth, about 90 miles.

Learn more about Pushing Chain on their website.

SEE THEM IN ACTION! Watch Pushing Chain perform "Bread Box" live in concert, as well as this phenomenal, gospel bluegrass track, “Satan Your Kingdom Must Come Down.”


Performance Highlights:

- Chosen as an official showcase act at 2017 Folk Alliance Region Midwest (FARM)

- Sang the National Anthem at Target Field in Minneapolis for the Minnesota Twins

- Opened for Leyla McCalla, John Hiatt, Flatt Lonesome, Travelin' McCourys

- Televised appearances on White Wall Sessions (South Dakota), The Playlist (WDSE-TV), and WCCO-TV in Minneapolis, MN - Average 190 live performances per year

What folks have said about Pushing Chain:

“Together they played high energy folk and acoustic honky-tonk in a fashion that would have been right in line on the set of Deadwood.”

– James Killen, Houston Music Review

"Some of the best songs that have come across my desk."

– Mark Hallman, Congress House Studio

“Honest songs played and sung by good guys working at the top of their game.”

–Bill Kirchen

“The vibe is infectious enough to be investigated by the CDC; anyone who doesn’t grin during the set must be immune to pleasure.”

–Suzanne Cadgéne, Elmore Magazine




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.