This week on Front Range Radio, I will be featuring the group The Prairie Scholars. The group is composed of Andy and Jessica Eppler who both are from West Texas, Lubbock area. The two now reside in Colorado, having moved from Lubbock about four years ago. The two met in college both having musical careers of their own, Andy performing solo and Jessica part of a group (Clandestine Amigo) . The two joined together both musically and in marriage, we are the lucky benefactors of their musical union. Their music, as they describe it, is “West Texas Soul” You will have to tune in Sunday to learn what they mean by that, but they do “document in their music a journey out of the flatlands and into the shadowy world in search of a home.”
Having lived in Lubbock myself for several years, I can tell you their music captures some of what life is like in West Texas. The area is flat and Lubbock is surrounded by cotton farms. In listening to several of their songs, I was taken back to my days in Lubbock, however you do not need to be from West Texas to appreciate their music. The song “Twenty SIx Grand a Year” is a song I think many of us can relate to in these still hard economic times.
On Sunday’s show I will be featuring music from their CD “The Wasteland Ramble”, a song from Andy from his 2011 CD “Long and Lonesome Way” and a song from Jessica’s 2012 CD “Still No Empty Sky”. I will also be featuring some of an interview I conducted with Andy and Jessica.
Please visit their website http://www.andyeppler.com to learn more about their CDs and to download their music.
Join me on Front Range Radio Sunday night at 9pm Eastern Time on http://www.party934.com to hear music from The Prairie Scholars, they are a long way from West Texas, but I am glad I found them and their music in Colorado.