Friday October 4 is the next installment of HPPR's Songwriter In The Round series. This show will be at The Fibonacci, which is located at 3306 SW 6th Ave in Amarillo. The doors will open at 7pm, and the show will start at 7:30. Our previous shows have been very well attended, and we strongly suggest making reservations for this one. You can do that by calling us at 806-367-9088 or by sending an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. We'll have the usual great coffee from Evocation Coffee Roasters and cookies from Molly Fuller. Don't miss this one!
About The Performers
Michael Ching was born in Honolulu in 1958 and raised in New Orleans and St. Paul, Minnesota. He attended Duke University where he studied with composers Iain Hamilton and Robert Ward. Upon graduation, he was a member of the Houston Grand Opera Studio where he studied further with Carlisle Floyd. From 1992 until 2010 he was Artistic Director of Opera Memphis and has guest-conducted for Opera New Jersey, Nashville Opera, Hawaii Opera Theatre and Amarillo Opera.
Ching's operas include Buoso's Ghost, Corps of Discovery (2003), A Midsummer Night's Dream, Slaying the Dragon, and Speed Dating Tonight! In addition to theater compositions, he has written two works for the San Jose Chamber Orchestra, a piano concerto and Psyche and Eros. Ching currently lives in Iowa.
Johnny Reverb Holston
... I moved to Amarillo in the late 1950’s from Gulfport, Mississippi USA with my parents. My Dad made me drive the entire way even though I was only 5 at the time. Laws were more lax in those days and I sat on a beer box to see over the dash. Seriously…...my dad had an electric guitar and amp I learned as much as I could and within a year was trying to start a band......we played at the YMCA and The Scene on Amarillo Blvd. and in surrounding towns like Perryton, Muleshoe, Spearman, Dumas, Hereford etc... after high school off to Austin I went......I stayed in the Capitol City for 28 years... So, some time later, I ended up back in Amarillo...Johnny is currently a member of the Texas Blues Rangers.
Dave has been an active member of the Amarillo music scene for over 20 years, in numerous bands like The Humans and his current band Lonesome Goat. Dave says "Its about the geography, it's about where were from. This is Texas. It's what country music is all about." He also hosts weekly Acoustic Jams at various venues around town.
Mike Fuller is the host of HPPR's High Plains Morning, as well as your host for this evening. His new CD Live and More has just been released. He doesn't like shoes.
To see a list of other upcoming Living Room Concerts, visit the Living Room Concerts page under the HPPR Music tab.