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Double Down: The Annie Oakley Shoot for the "Second Day of Spring"

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Saying it’s been a rough year for regional artists might qualify for understatement of the century, but High Plains Morning was grateful to see that we have some regional music on the horizon from a folk favorite, The Annie Oakley. Identical twin sisters, Jo and Sophia Babb, have owned their lockdown with nonstop music composition, creation, innovation (and more than a few colorful, coated candies). Their new album, Second Day of Spring, is set to release in March 2021; it was produced by gifted singer-songwriter Courtney Hartman. The new record was fully funded by the band’s fans and patrons from across the US. Now based in Fort Collins, Colorado, the sisters originally hail from Oklahoma—so they’re High Plains royalty as far as we’re concerned.

Mark your calendars for the actual second day of Spring for their new release: March 22. Thanks so much to the Jo & Sophia for keepin’ in touch, and we’ll be looking for the new music when it springs up! Standby for a link to the full interview!

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.