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Hoping for Place One: Hayden Pedigo Doc Debuts Tuesday at SXSW

It’s been almost two years since guitarist and Amarillo-native Hayden Pedigo launched his bizarre announcement for his run for Place One on the Amarillo City Council, which urged local head scratching as well as national attention. After a long wait, tomorrow at 10:00 am CT, the feature documentary about his campaign debuts at the 2021 SXSW Film Festival. The film, entitled Kid Candidate, follows Hayden around Amarillo as he shines a spotlight on communities he feels are underrepresented in city government, while encouraging younger citizens previously unlikely to participate in local elections. If you’d like to check out this year’s virtual SXSW Festival and view the film, here’s the link for more info and to register. What’s next on the horizon for Hayden? Well, he seems to be having a fun time during lockdown, and we were thrilled to hear that there will be some new music coming later this year. Hear the full interview on the link below.

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.