Live From The Artist’s Den

ARTS CHANNEL – Sunday 6 March, 9.55pm

This concert documentary series features some of the world’s most talented and innovative musicians performing in some unique venues and events.

ARTS CHANNEL – Friday 30 April, 8.30pm

This concert documentary series features some of the world’s most talented and innovative musicians performing in some unique venues and events. http://www.theartistsden.com/#

30/4 – Aimee Mann: In the heart of the revitalized Downtown Los Angeles district, fans packed into the breathtaking former Archdiocese cathedral Vibiana for a rare intimate set by Aimee Mann in a stripped-down, trio line-up. Built in 1876, the historic building’s Baroque white hall provided a stately setting for this special benefit concert, as Aimee treated Artists Den guests to favourites such as “Save Me” and “Goodbye Caroline” – and a first look at her forthcoming album, Smilers.

ARTS CHANNEL – Friday 23 April, 8.30pm

This concert documentary series features some of the world’s most talented and innovative musicians performing in some unique venues and events. http://www.theartistsden.com/#

23/4 – The Swell Season: Built in 1906 as a shelter for young wayward or orphaned girls, the Good Shepherd Centre Chapel in Seattle provided a new sort of haven for two hundred Artists Den guests on a crisp autumn night. Now a Historic Seattle landmark and performance space, the intimate chapel is framed by high wooden arches, which were lit by candlelight while the latest incarnation of the Swell Season – led by Glen Hansard and backed by Marketa Irglova on piano and two of Hansard’s band mates from the Frames on bass and violin – gave a special performance of their melodic, original songs, several of which were featured in the Academy Award-winning film Once.

ARTS CHANNEL – Friday 16 April, 8.30pm

This concert documentary series features some of the world’s most talented and innovative musicians performing in some unique venues and events. http://www.theartistsden.com/#

16/4 – Patty Griffin: On the bitterly cold winter night of Patty Griffin’s new record release – the acclaimed Children Running Through (ATO Records) – devoted fans huddled together outside the Angel Orensanz Centre for a chance to see Griffin perform songs from the album for the first time. The historic converted synagogue’s neo-gothic arches were lit with the warm glow of candlelight as Griffin’s singular voice filled the room, accompanied by new band members and long time players alike. A special treat on some songs was the addition of legendary keyboardist Ian McLagan (Small Faces, The Rolling Stones) – who appeared for this night only – and a 5-piece string section.

ARTS CHANNEL – Friday 9 April, 8.30pm

This concert documentary series features some of the world’s most talented and innovative musicians performing in some unique venues and events. http://www.theartistsden.com/#

9/4 – Raphael Saadiq: Prolific producer and performer Raphael Saadiq warmed up a cold winter night in Boston with a nine-piece band performing the soulful songs from The Way I See It, his masterful new album that reflects his deep love for 1960s rhythm and blues. The special show took place at the Harvard Club, in the Main Clubhouse on Commonwealth Avenue built in 1912, and showcased the rich blend of funky grooves and smooth balladry that is Saadiq’s calling card.

ARTS CHANNEL – Friday 2 April, 8.30pm

This concert documentary series features some of the world’s most talented and innovative musicians performing in some unique venues and events. http://www.theartistsden.com/#

2/4 – Ani De Franco: The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in Philadelphia – the first art museum in America – displayed the work of a different kind of artist on a warm spring night when Ani DiFranco played the Artists Den stage. Before a packed gallery in the Academy’s Historic Landmark Building, which opened in 1876 for the nation’s Centennial Exposition and World’s Fair, the prolific, fiercely independent folk singer-songwriter gave a special performance of both fan favourites and new songs from her upcoming album, Red Letter Year.

ARTS CHANNEL – Friday 2 April, 8.30pm

This concert documentary series features some of the world’s most talented and innovative musicians performing in some unique venues and events. http://www.theartistsden.com/#

2/4 – Ani De Franco: The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in Philadelphia – the first art museum in America – displayed the work of a different kind of artist on a warm spring night when Ani DiFranco played the Artists Den stage. Before a packed gallery in the Academy’s Historic Landmark Building, which opened in 1876 for the nation’s Centennial Exposition and World’s Fair, the prolific, fiercely independent folk singer-songwriter gave a special performance of both fan favourites and new songs from her upcoming album, Red Letter Year.

ARTS CHANNEL – Friday 19 March, 8.30pm

This concert documentary series features some of the world’s most talented and innovative musicians performing in some unique venues and events. http://www.theartistsden.com/#

19/3 – THE HOLD STEADY: At the base of the Brooklyn Bridge, indie rock sensation the Hold Steady worked a packed crowd into a frenzy in downtown New York at the Old Emigrant Savings Bank Building, built in 1908 and designated a city landmark after ceasing operations in 1965. From the richly decorated banking hall’s marble floors to its stained-glass skylights, the building was brought to life again by the classic anthemic melodies of Stay Positive, the group’s acclaimed breakthrough album.

ARTS CHANNEL – Friday 12 March, 8.30pm

This concert documentary series features some of the world’s most talented and innovative musicians performing in some unique venues and events. http://www.theartistsden.com/#

12/3 – Ben Harper: Fifty thousand fans dancing in the sunshine of Manchester, Tennessee cheered on funk/folk superstar Ben Harper during his main-stage performance at the 2007 Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival. The largest featured in Season One of “Live from the Artists Den,” the concert took place on the 700-acre farm that for four days each year becomes the home of what is widely considered to be the premier American music festival.

ARTS CHANNEL – Friday 26 February, 8.30pm

This concert documentary series features some of the world’s most talented and innovative musicians performing in some unique venues and events. Episodes include Jakob Dylan performing at the Desmond Tutu Center and Ben Harper performing at the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival.