Sessions at West 54th

1997, TV Show

Cast & Details

Premiered: 1997, on PBS
Rating: None
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Premise: A slick and sophisticated live-performance series, taped in an intimate setting in a New York studio, that brought together a diverse group of musicians. Among them are Willie Nelson, Wynston Marsalis, Wilco, Lyle Lovett, Lou Reed, Elvis Costello, Sheryl Crow, Liz Phair, Richard Thompson and Keb' Mo'.

Cast

Chris Douridas
Chris Douridas
Host
1997–1998
David Byrne
David Byrne
Host
1998–1998
John Hiatt
John Hiatt
Host
1999–2000

Guest Cast & Credits

Celebrity Role Episode Airdate
Natalie Merchant Performer Natalie Merchant and Virginia Rodrigues Fri, Apr 4, 2003
Virginia Rodrigues Performer Natalie Merchant and Virginia Rodrigues Fri, Apr 4, 2003
Cesaria Evora Performer The Best of Sessions Sat, Jul 29, 2000
Chris Isaak Performer The Best of Sessions Sat, Jul 29, 2000
Diana Krall Performer The Best of Sessions Sat, Jul 29, 2000
Dixie Chicks Performer The Best of Sessions Sat, Jul 29, 2000
Iggy Pop Performer The Best of Sessions Sat, Jul 29, 2000
Jewel Performer The Best of Sessions Sat, Jul 29, 2000
Kim Richey Performer The Best of Sessions Sat, Jul 29, 2000
Los Lobos Performer The Best of Sessions Sat, Jul 29, 2000
Sheryl Crow Performer The Best of Sessions Sat, Jul 29, 2000
Wilco Performer The Best of Sessions Sat, Jul 29, 2000
Ziggy Marley Performer The Best of Sessions Sat, Jul 29, 2000
Ben Harper Performer The Best of Sessions Sat, Jul 22, 2000
Branford Marsalis Performer The Best of Sessions Sat, Jul 22, 2000
Emmylou Harris Performer The Best of Sessions Sat, Jul 22, 2000
John Prine Performer The Best of Sessions Sat, Jul 22, 2000
Macy Gray Performer The Best of Sessions Sat, Jul 22, 2000
Moby Performer The Best of Sessions Sat, Jul 22, 2000
Patty Griffin Performer The Best of Sessions Sat, Jul 22, 2000
Rollins Band Performer The Best of Sessions Sat, Jul 22, 2000
Ruben Blades Performer The Best of Sessions Sat, Jul 22, 2000
Ryan Adams Performer The Best of Sessions Sat, Jul 22, 2000
Willie Nelson Performer The Best of Sessions Sat, Jul 22, 2000
Diana Krall Performer Diana Krall and Mark Isham Fri, Jun 30, 2000
Mark Isham Performer Diana Krall and Mark Isham Fri, Jun 30, 2000
Chris Isaak Performer Mandy Barnett; Chris Isaak Sun, Jun 18, 2000
Mandy Barnett Performer Mandy Barnett; Chris Isaak Sun, Jun 18, 2000
G. Love and Special Sauce Performer G. Love and Special Sauce/Sheryl Crow Sun, May 28, 2000
Sheryl Crow Performer G. Love and Special Sauce/Sheryl Crow Sun, May 28, 2000
Shelby Lynne Performer Willie Nelson Sun, May 21, 2000
Willie Nelson Performer Willie Nelson Sun, May 21, 2000
Moby Performer Cranberries; Moby Sun, May 14, 2000
The Cranberries Performer Cranberries; Moby Sun, May 14, 2000
Mary Chapin Carpenter Performer John Hiatt; Mary Chapin Carpenter Sat, May 6, 2000
Iggy Pop Performer Iggy Pop, Marc Ribot y Los Cubanos Postizos Sun, Apr 30, 2000
Marc Ribot Performer Iggy Pop, Marc Ribot y Los Cubanos Postizos Sun, Apr 30, 2000
Chris Isaak Performer Chris Isaak/Kelly Willis Sat, Apr 22, 2000
Kelly Willis Performer Chris Isaak/Kelly Willis Sat, Apr 22, 2000
Marianne Faithfull Performer Marianne Faithfull Sat, Apr 15, 2000
Patty Griffin Performer Wilco/Patty Griffin Sun, Feb 13, 2000
Wilco Performer Wilco/Patty Griffin Sun, Feb 13, 2000
Jewel Performer Jewel Christmas Special Sun, Nov 28, 1999
Dixie Chicks Performer Dixie Chicks Sun, Nov 21, 1999
Branford Marsalis Quartet Performer Branford Marsalis, Cesaria Evora Sun, Nov 14, 1999
Cesaria Evora Performer Branford Marsalis, Cesaria Evora Sun, Nov 14, 1999
Parliament/Funkadelic Performer Parliment/Funkadelic Sat, Oct 30, 1999
Kim Richey Performer Robert Cray and Kim Richey Fri, Oct 22, 1999
Robert Cray Performer Robert Cray and Kim Richey Fri, Oct 22, 1999
Diana Krall Performer Los Lobos and Diana Krall Sun, Oct 17, 1999
Los Lobos Performer Los Lobos and Diana Krall Sun, Oct 17, 1999
Macy Gray Performer Sheryl Crow and Macy Gray Fri, Oct 8, 1999
Sheryl Crow Performer Sheryl Crow and Macy Gray Fri, Oct 8, 1999
Ruben Blades Performer Ruben Blades Sat, Sep 25, 1999
Albita Performer Taj Mahal and Albita
Angelique Kidjo Performer The Pat Metheny Group with Charlie Haden, Angelique Kidjo
Angelique Kidjo Performer The Best Of...
Anggun Performer John Mellencamp and Anggun
Ani DiFranco Performer Ani DiFranco and Tricky
Beck Performer Beck and Ben Folds Five
Beck Performer The Best of 'Sessions'
Bela Fleck and the Flecktones Performer Bela Fleck and the Flecktones with Wasis Diop
Ben Folds Five Performer Beck and Ben Folds Five
Beth Orton Performer Joe Henry and Beth Orton
Bill Frisell Performer Sonic Youth and Bill Frisell
Billy Bragg Performer Nancy Griffith and Billy Bragg
Bobby McFerrin Performer Bobby McFerrin and Nil Lara
Brian Setzer Orchestra Performer The Brian Setzer Orchestra and Jimmy Scott
Burt Bacharach Performer The Best Of...
Burt Bacharach Performer Elvis Costello and Burt Bacharach
Cafe Tacuba Performer Me'Shell MdegeOcello and Cafe Tacuba
Cassandra Wilson Performer Wynton Marsalis
Chocolate Genius Performer The Best Of...
Chocolate Genius Performer P.J. Harvey and Chocolate Genius
Cowboy Junkies Performer Cowboy Junkies and Kronos Quartet
Daniel Lanois Performer Emmylou Harris and Daniel Lanois
Del McCoury Band Performer Steve Earle with the Del McCoury Band
Des'ree Performer Des'ree and John Hiatt
Elvis Costello Performer The Best Of...
Elvis Costello Performer Elvis Costello and Burt Bacharach
Emmylou Harris Performer Emmylou Harris and Daniel Lanois
Fiona Apple Performer Fiona Apple and Luscious Jackson
Fiona Apple Performer The Best of 'Sessions'
Gillian Welch Performer Sheryl Crow and Gillian Welch
Gipsy Kings Performer The Gipsy Kings and the Squirrel Nut Zippers
Holly Cole Performer Medeski, Martin and Wood, Holly Cole
Holly Cole Performer The Best Of...
Imani Coppola Performer John Hiatt and Imani Coppola
Jane Siberry Performer k.d. lang and Jane Siberry
Jerry Douglas Performer Sonic Youth and Bill Frisell
Jimmie Dale Gilmore Performer Sonic Youth and Bill Frisell
Jimmy Scott Performer The Brian Setzer Orchestra and Jimmy Scott
Jimmy Scott and Cowboy Junkies Performer The Best Of...
Joe Henry Performer Joe Henry and Beth Orton
Joe Jackson Performer Joe Jackson
John Lurie and the Lounge Lizards Performer Liz Phair, John Lurie and the Lounge Lizards
John Mellencamp Performer The Best Of...
John Mellencamp Performer John Mellencamp and Anggun
John Mellencamp Performer John Mellencamp and Randy Newman
Jon Hendricks Performer Wynton Marsalis
Joshua Redman Performer Joshua Redman and Zap Mama
k.d. lang Performer k.d. lang and Jane Siberry
k.d. lang Performer The Best of 'Sessions'
k.d. lang Performer k.d. lang and Paula Cole
Keb' Mo' Performer Shawn Colvin and Keb' Mo'
Kronos Quartet Performer Cowboy Junkies and Kronos Quartet
Lambchop Performer Vic Chesnutt and Lucinda Williams
Lauren Love Performer Leo Kotke and Laura Love
Leo Kottke Performer Leo Kotke and Laura Love
Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra Performer Wynton Marsalis
Liz Phair Performer Liz Phair, John Lurie and the Lounge Lizards
Los Amigos Invisibles Performer The Afro-Cuban All-Stars and Los Amigos Invisibles
Lou Reed Performer The Best Of...
Lou Reed Performer Lou Reed
Lucinda Williams Performer Vic Chesnutt and Lucinda Williams
Lucinda Williams Performer Lucinda Williams and the Mavericks
Lucinda Williams Performer The Best Of...
Luscious Jackson Performer Fiona Apple and Luscious Jackson
Lyle Lovett Performer Lyle Lovett
Lyle Lovett Performer The Best Of...
Lyle Lovett Performer The Best Of...
Me'Shell Ndegeocello Performer Me'Shell MdegeOcello and Cafe Tacuba
Medeski, Martin and Wood Performer Medeski, Martin and Wood, Holly Cole
Miles Griffith Performer Wynton Marsalis
Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg Performer Joe Jackson
Nancy Griffith Performer Nancy Griffith and Billy Bragg
Natalie Merchant Performer Virginia Rodrigues and Natalie Merchant
Natalie Merchant Performer Philip Glass and Eels
Natalie Merchant Performer The Best Of...
Neil Finn Performer Neil Finn and the Mavericks
Nil Lara Performer Bobby McFerrin and Nil Lara
Ozomatli Performer The Balanescu Quartet and Ocomatli
Pat Metheny Group Performer The Pat Metheny Group with Charlie Haden, Angelique Kidjo
Patrick Hay Performer Sonic Youth and Bill Frisell
Patti Smith Performer Patti Smith and Ron Sexsmith
Patti Smith Performer The Best of 'Sessions'
Paula Cole Performer k.d. lang and Paula Cole
Philip Glass Performer Philip Glass and Eels
Phish Performer Phish and Rufus Wainwright
PJ Harvey Performer The Best Of...
PJ Harvey Performer P.J. Harvey and Chocolate Genius
Randy Newman Performer The Best Of...
Randy Newman Performer John Mellencamp and Randy Newman
Richard Thompson Performer The Best of 'Sessions'
Richard Thompson Performer Richard Thompson and Suzanne Vega
Rickie Lee Jones Performer Rickie Lee Jones and Tindersticks
Ron Sexsmith Performer Patti Smith and Ron Sexsmith
Rufus Wainwright Performer Phish and Rufus Wainwright
Shawn Colvin Performer Shawn Colvin and Yo-Yo Ma
Shawn Colvin Performer Shawn Colvin and Keb' Mo'
Sheryl Crow Performer The Best of 'Sessions'
Sheryl Crow Performer Sheryl Crow and Gillian Welch
Sheryl Crow Performer The Best of 'Sessions'
Sinead O'Connor Performer The Best of 'Sessions'
Sinead O'Connor Performer Sinead O'Connor and World Party
Sonic Youth Performer Sonic Youth and Bill Frisell
Squirrel Nut Zippers Performer The Gipsy Kings and the Squirrel Nut Zippers
Steve Earle Performer The Best Of...
Steve Earle Performer Steve Earle with the Del McCoury Band
Suzanne Vega Performer Richard Thompson and Suzanne Vega
Taj Mahal Performer Taj Mahal and Albita
The Brian Setzer Orchestra Performer The Best Of...
The Eels Performer Philip Glass and Eels
The Mavericks Performer Lucinda Williams and the Mavericks
The Mavericks Performer Neil Finn and the Mavericks
The Mavericks Performer The Best Of...
Tindersticks Performer Rickie Lee Jones and Tindersticks
Tori Amos Performer The Best Of...
Tori Amos Performer Tori Amos
Tricky Performer Ani DiFranco and Tricky
Vic Chesnutt Performer Vic Chesnutt and Lucinda Williams
Virginia Rodrigues Performer Virginia Rodrigues and Natalie Merchant
Wasis Diop Performer Bela Fleck and the Flecktones with Wasis Diop
World Party Performer Sinead O'Connor and World Party
Wynton Marsalis Performer The Best of 'Sessions'
Wynton Marsalis Performer Wynton Marsalis
Yo-Yo Ma Performer Shawn Colvin and Yo-Yo Ma
Zap Mama Performer Joshua Redman and Zap Mama
Zap Mama Performer The Best of 'Sessions'

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