Yellow City Sounds series will include country, blues favorites in 2019
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Three more Yellow City Sounds Live concerts in 2019 will feature duos of beloved Amarillo artists and sensational touring Americana and blues musicians.

The intimate concert series is held in the Panhandle PBS studio, 2408 S. Jackson St. and is a joint production of Panhandle PBS and Amarillo College's FM90.

Up first: Brothers-in-law Matt Martindale and Charlie Shafter on Sept. 12.

Martindale is lead singer of popular Texas country band Cooder Graw, which was formed in Amarillo, and was elected in November as judge of Randall County Court at Law No. 2. Shafter is an acclaimed Americana songwriter now based in Fort Worth.

Then: Blues-rockers Cody Jasper and Johnny Reverb on Oct. 3.

Jasper, an Amarillo native, now makes music in Austin and expects to release his latest full-length album in November. Reverb, an Amarillo blues legend, was on the frontlines of the Austin music scene before returning around 2000 to Amarillo, where he was one of Jasper’s earliest musical mentors.

And finally: Husband-and-wife duo Courtney Patton and Jason Eady on Nov. 21.

Patton is a Texas native whose storytelling and songwriting is drawn from her own life. Eady is an Americana singer-songwriter originally from Mississippi who’s now a vital part of the Texas country music scene. They released a duets album, Something Together, in 2017.

Admission for each concert 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 2019 Yellow City Sounds Live series previously has included jazz/swing trio Snaps for Sinners on June 27 and country icon Michael Martin Murphey on Aug. 5.

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