Two HPPR Living Room Concerts in November—Garden City + Amarillo

Oct 21, 2018

HPPR's Living Room Concert Series continues with TWO GREAT SHOWS in November. First, in Amarillo, BY REQUEST, don't miss Southwestern Folk-Americana from Taos-based trio, The Rifters.  Next, in Garden City, HPPR welcomes back an old friend who's intimately acquainted with the station's hardware -- folk musician, loop-master (and tower climber), JF Stover.

Celebrate Fall with LIVE MUSIC. Reserve your seats through the links below, and WE'LL SEE YOU THERE! 

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The Rifters -- Friday, November 9th Fibonacci Space (3306 SW 6th Ave.) Doors @ 7p ~ Show @ 7:30p Suggested Donation: $15 Coffee provided by Palace Coffee Company 

RSVP online here, or call 806.367.9088.

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JF STOVER — Live in Garden City Saturday, November 10th  HPPR Studios (210 N. 7th St.) Show at 7pm Suggested donation: $15 ***Make life easy. Please bring cash! BYO + coffee + refreshments 

RSVP online here, or call 806.367.9088.

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ABOUT THE RIFTERS: This unique band is at home at a barn dance with the hay and the horses, in a mountain town bar or honky-tonk, and on a festival or concert stage. Their choice of moving and powerful material, both original and by others, their impeccable musicianship, and their strong three and four part vocal arrangements combine to make The Rifters a crowd-pleasing musical experience.

The Rifters was formed in 2002 in the fertile and creative music scene of Taos, New Mexico from members of two popular bands already active in the area. Jim Bradley and Don Richmond of Hired Hands, and Rod Taylor ofThe Rounders, who had all known one another for years playing in the acoustic dance-oriented Americana music scene of northern New Mexico, decided to join forces to form The Rifters.

In the spring of 2016 the band released their first all-original CD, Architecture of a Fire, with songs by all three band members, as well as a handful of co-writes with others, including Chuck Pyle on the title track. It also includes the full studio version of the popular song “A Hundred Miles,” which was also included on the live CD. One of the songs on Architecture, “I Got News for You” (written by the band with lyrics by Don’s wife Teri McCartney), was also covered by Michael Hearne and Shake Russell on their 2016 Howlin’ Dog Records release, Only as Strong as Your Dreams.

Hear The Rifters perform “Architecture of a Fire” live at the Bugle Boy.

Find out more about this fabulous trio on their website and Facebook page.

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ABOUT JF STOVER: Church choir and a neighborhood ragtime piano player planted early musical appreciation in folksinger JF Stover – and a musical family helped too! He remembers his mom & dad whistling close-harmony swing tunes on car trips, and waking up to his older sisters practicing Mozart on Western Kansas mornings. Mom also taught piano lessons, and Dad remembered songs from his days as a dance-band saxophonist. And during the holidays, the whole family toured the town singing four-part harmony on Christmas carols. College in the 1960s brought about JF Stover’s fascination with learning how to play guitar, interpreting popular folk groups as well as legends like Pete Seeger and The Carter Family. He eventually also opened up to other traditional music—genres like blues, bluegrass, and world music. This obsession with music continued during his decade in Germany: soldiering, street singing, playing bass in a balalaika band, and teaching meditation. Banjo and fiddle sounds eventually lured him back to traditional American music, which he currently explores with several groups. Now self-accompanied through loop-pedal magic, JF Stover performs fingerstyle guitar, old-time banjo, fiddle, mandolin, and autoharp. His shows rework songs from his childhood church choir, the whistling car, his neighborhood pianist, and more. JF’s music takes inspiration from new songwriters, his own perspectives, and a legion of teachers, past and present. “My music runs from solemn to silly, with capsules of experience and imagination, opening the ordinary to reveal the miraculous, remembering what's been, paying attention to what's now, and imagining what can be.”  —JF Stover 

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