HPPR's Living Room Concert Series continues with our first shows of 2019! Don't miss the sweet harmonies and inspirational soul of Kansas-based Paul & Lezlee (of En Power & Light), live in Garden City. Then, kicking off the series in Amarillo, catch The Division Men, a Texas-bred, husband-and-wife duo bringing "acoustic desert noir" to the High Plains. Read more below!
Paul & Lezlee (of En Power & Light)Friday, February 15HPPR Studios—Garden City (210 N. 7th St.)Show @ 7 pm CSTSugg. Donation: $15(Make life easy. Please bring cash!)RSVP for Paul & Lezlee (of En Power & Light) online, or call 806.367.9088.~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ The Division MenFriday, February 22Chalice Abbey (2717 Stanley)Doors @ 7p | Show @ 7:30pSugg. Donation: $15(Make life easy. Please bring cash!)***Coffee provided by Palace Coffee Company
RSVP for The Division Men online, or call 806.367.9088.
MORE INFO ABOUT PAUL & LEZLEE / EN POWER & LIGHT: En Power & Light consists of three individuals whose mission is to encourage, excite, and open space for people to be themselves. Gifting a soundtrack that is free of judgment and honest enough to realize we are all human.
While playing together as a trio for only 4 years, their performing together has some history. Scott and Paul are brothers, who have played together for 10 years. Paul and Lezlee were married in 2010, and not until recently had ever sung together. The three together create a "hypnotizing" harmonic blend that is truly something special.
Their sound is a mixed bag, including folk/blues/soul steeped in rich three-part harmony. With the release of their debut album Chrysalis, in May of 2015, and their second album Come On Love in 2017, En Power & Light has taken to the road with multiple nationwide tours and is continuing to travel across the US in 2018.
Paul and Lezlee currently reside in a 86 sq. ft. tiny house parked in Wichita, KS with their two huskies, Teko and Rola. They are as much a part of the traveling adventures as the humans. Touring plans are always revolving around walks and feeding times!
Check out their music! Here's their NPR Tiny Desk Contest submissions of their original songs "Wind Blows" and "Lift You Up." Plus, a great video for their tune "Smoke of the Gun." And you can learn more about En Power & Light on their website and Facebook page.
MORE INFO ABOUT THE DIVISION MEN: Originally formed in Berlin, Germany in 2008 (but now based in Austin, TX), The Division Men is made up of founder J. Spencer Portillo (vocals / acoustic guitar) and Caroline Rippy Portillo (vocals/bass guitar).
The Division Men's name was derived from the idea of artists collaborating from all over the world despite their locations. Originally formed in Berlin in 2008, the duo wrote and recorded and eventually returned to Texas.
Caroline was born in San Antonio, Texas. From 2007 until 2012, she played bass guitar for Tito & Tarantula. Her husband, J. Spencer Portillo, was born in Los Angeles, California but raised in El Paso, Texas. His Lone Star roots have been a huge influence on his lyrics, which frequently present atmospheric portraits of love, life, and death in a border town.
The Division Men are actively touring and promoting their latest album Niños Del Sol, which was recorded at their in-home studio in Austin, Texas. The Division Men have a distinctive sound that has been described as dark, romantic, ethereal, and haunting. The album features Rafael Gayol (Leonard Cohen), Steven Hufsteter (The Quick | Tito and Tarantula | Del Shannon), Jay Reynolds (Asleep at the Wheel), Javier Escovedo (The Zeros | True Believers) , Mitch Hertz (Bloody Kids), Raiye Rippy and Jake Garcia (The Black Angels).
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