Yellow City Sounds series to continue with a night of blues
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Cody Jasper and Johnny Reverb will perform Oct. 3.
Reverb photo by Nancy Smith

An Amarillo blues mentor and one of his most gifted students will team up for the next Yellow City Sounds Live concert.

Blues rocker Cody Jasper and Amarillo musical icon Johnny Reverb Holston will perform at 7 p.m. Oct. 3 in the Panhandle PBS studio, 2408 S. Jackson St., in an intimate concert — a joint production of Panhandle PBS and Amarillo College's FM90.

Jasper, an Amarillo native, now makes music in Austin and expects to release his latest full-length album in November. His influences are among the greatest musicians of the 20th century: Jimi Hendrix, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Otis Redding, Sam Cooke and Waylon Jennings.

Reverb, who grew up in Amarillo and began playing rock ’n’ roll with friends, was on the frontlines of the Austin music scene in the 1970s and ’80s, performing in bands that shared the stage with the likes of Jerry Jeff Walker and Stevie Ray Vaughan. Around 2000, he returned to Amarillo, where he was one of Jasper’s earliest musical mentors.

“Though these guys are more than capable of rocking out, this concert will show their softer side — and their truly special bond,” said Amy Presley, FM90 program director.

Admission is $10. Space is limited, and tickets are required.

Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. Empty seats will be released by 6:50 p.m. and given to someone on the waiting list. The show starts promptly at 7 p.m. and will be streamed live and recorded for later broadcast, so late arrivals inside the main studio are not allowed.

Those who can’t attend the concert can listen on Amarillo College’s FM90 (89.9 FM) or online ( or watch a livestream on Panhandle PBS’s home page and Facebook page.

The final concert in the 2019 series will feature husband-and-wife duo Courtney Patton and Jason Eady on Nov. 21.

The 2019 Yellow City Sounds Live series previously has included jazz/swing trio Snaps for Sinners on June 27, country icon Michael Martin Murphey on Aug. 5 and Americana singer-songwriters Matt Martindale and Charlie Shafter on Sept. 12.

Support for this concert series is provided by the Gilliland Family Foundation, Reed Beverage and Hampton Inn — Amarillo West.

For information, call 806-371-5224 or visit