Amplify – Innovations

Rapper Lou Charles hooks up with Houston’s Patric Johnston, a singer and keyboardist who performs folksy covers of hip hop classics. In Lubbock, Summer Dean records an original song at the legendary recording studio of country western producer Don Caldwell. In San Antonio, Phanie Diaz learns about the multicultural history of the accordion aka Texas squeezebox. 

Season Two| Episodes

Amplify Texas: Discovering Home

Amplify - Discovering Home “Outlaw country” singer/songwriter Summer Dean visits her college stomping grounds of Lubbock, Texas, and discovers that the city offers a lot...

Amplify Texas: Innovations

Amplify - Innovations Rapper Lou Charles hooks up with Houston’s Patric Johnston, a singer and keyboardist who performs folksy covers of hip hop classics. In...

Amplify Texas: History Inspires

Amplify - History Inspires In San Antonio, Phanie Diaz gets a lesson in the bajo sexto, a 12-stringed guitar featured prominently in conjunto band Los...

Amplify Texas: The Scene

Amplify - The Scene Outlaw country musician Summer Dean jams with Nathen Rogers and his band, La Croix Boix, in Lubbock. In Houston, rapper Lou...

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Amplify Rogers: Going Home

Amplify - Going Home Country music producer Kenny Lamb challenges two inspiring musicians to ambitiously own their future by bringing them out on stage at...

Amplify Rogers: Leap of Faith

Amplify - Leap of Faith Barrett reveals his journey as he became Blake Shelton’s pick on  The Voice. Caleb explores how the landscape has shaped...

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