Live From the Artists Den

2009, TV Show

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Live From the Artists Den Returns for a Sixth Season of Musical Intimacy

The PBS concert series Live From the Artists Den is brilliant in its simplicity — matching compelling musicians with equally captivating performance spaces that give fans a sense of jewel-box intimacy all too rare in today's arena- and festival-based pop-music marketplace.

The concept originated in the San Francisco living room of executive producer Mark Lieberman, who went on to mount concerts in neglected warehouses and venerable old churches, discovering what he calls an "exciting alchemy between artist and place." Since then, Artists Den has featured such inspired pairings as Kid Rock at Graceland, Robert Plant at Nashville's War Memorial and Elvis Costello at the New York Public Library. "Every day, we all walk by some of the greatest treasures in our cities," Lieberman says, "and we never go in."

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For a taping of Live from the Artists Den, Mayer Hawthorne blazed through two dozen songs in his updated classic soul style. Hawthorne and his band, The County, thrilled a crowd of 400 at the opulent Grand Ballroom of the Park Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles.

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The Wallflowers filmed an episode of Live from the Artists Den at Bimbo’s 365 Club, a San Francisco institution for more than 80 years. Jakob Dylan led the band through a set of classic hits as well as new songs from their forthcoming album Glad All Over.

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Bonus interview clip from Kid Rock's performance at Elvis Presley's Automobile Museum at Graceland in Memphis, TN.

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The fourth season of the innovative music series Live from the Artists Den features a remarkable line-up of icons and emerging stars performing in unique and historic venues.

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Live From the Artists Den Returns for a Sixth Season of Musical Intimacy

The PBS concert series Live From the Artists Den is brilliant in its simplicity — matching compelling musicians with equally captivating performance spaces that give fans a sense of jewel-box intimacy all too rare in today's arena- and festival-based pop-music marketplace.

The concept originated in the San Francisco living room of executive producer Mark Lieberman, who went on to mount concerts in neglected warehouses and venerable old churches, discovering what he calls an "exciting alchemy between artist and place." Since then, Artists Den has featured such inspired pairings as Kid Rock at Graceland, Robert Plant at Nashville's War Memorial and Elvis Costello at the New York Public Library. "Every day, we all walk by some of the greatest treasures in our cities," Lieberman says, "and we never go in."

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Pop Star K.T. Tunstall Takes Fans into the Artists' Den

Short of venturing out into the cold and going to an actual concert, there may be no better way to see and hear live music than on Ovation TV's terrific new weekly series Live from the Artists' Den (tonight at 8 pm/ET). Somewhat similar to MTV's 2001-'02 Music in High Places, Artists' Den stages concerts in striking settings: Ben Harper sings on a farm in Tennessee, Fountains of Wayne play on a ship in New York and, in tonight's premiere, Scottish singer-songwriter K.T. Tunstall performs at the early 20th-century Prince George Ballroom in Manhattan. We spoke to the down-to-earth Tunstall, who recently released her second CD, Drastic Fantastic, about the importance of location, location, location. TVGuide.com: As an artist who tours extensively, is the venue just as important to you as the cr read more

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Premiered: February 01, 2009, on Ovation TV
Rating: TV-PG
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Premise: A concert showcase that features music artists performing in unique settings, such as museums, temples and synagogues. The series also features interview segments with the artists.

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