Wednesday, December 17, 2014

'Live from the Artists Den' announces 2015 episodes

Kicking off Friday, Jan. 30, 2015 (check local listings), the ninth season of Live from the Artists Den premieres nationwide on public television with a performance from Zac Brown Band at Forest Hills Stadium in New York.

The long-running, critically acclaimed concert series creatively connects fans with a stunning roster of icons and emerging stars performing in unique and historic venues across the United States. The new season also includes high definition episodes from blues-rock band Alabama Shakes, alternative rock band Cage the Elephant and Irish singer-songwriter Damien Rice. 

Available via mobile services, Samsung's Milk VideoTM will broadcast mobile versions of these Artists Den episodes each week, while Samsung's Milk MusicTM will launch live audio tracks from each episode as part of its newly created Artists Den Live Music station. The Artists Den continues to expand its global fan community, and its exclusive availability on Samsung's Milk services will extend access to millions of new viewers.

For Zac Brown Band, the opportunity to perform at the Forest Hills Stadium in New York - where The Beatles, Bob Dylan, The Who, and many other legendary artists performed in the 1960s and 1970s - was a special experience. "It's always intriguing to be in New York," Zac Brown said. "It's exciting to be part of the heritage of what actually went down here."

The Alabama Shakes' performance in a barn attached to Nashville's iconic Loveless Café was a first for the critically acclaimed young band. "We've never played in a barn before," frontwoman Brittany Howard said in an interview that will be included in the band's episode. "It's nice to play somewhere like this, because it's got a little more character and a little more flavor than some sort of new venue."


Zac Brown Band at the Forest Hills Stadium in Queens, NY

The Grammy Award-winning Zac Brown Band brings music back to the historic Forest Hills Stadium in Queens, NY, with a hit-filled performance under the stars. Incorporating a mix of country, bluegrass, reggae, Southern rock, and jam music into its performance, the set includes such fan favorites as "Jump Right In," "Colder Weather," "Free," and "Day For The Dead" from the 2013 EP, The Grohl Sessions Vol. 1.

Alabama Shakes at the Loveless Barn in Nashville, TN

The band deliver a crushingly electric set at the rustic-chic Loveless Barn behind Nashville's famous Loveless Cafe. Beneath white lights strung from the rafters, the six-piece band dash through blistering rockabilly boogies and eruptive country-soul ballads from both their 2012 debut album, Boys & Girls, and the collection of new material earmarked for the band's much-anticipated follow-up.

Cage the Elephant at the Santa Barbara Art Foundry in Santa Barbara, CA

This group brings its soulfully psychedelic sound to the Santa Barbara Art Foundry. Thriving off the energy of the crowd, the band tears though a set drawn mostly from their current album Melophobia - which just received a Grammy nomination for Best Alternative Album - before ending the night with a shirtless Matt Shultz held aloft by the cheering crowd, a triumphant exclamation point to an unforgettable performance.

Damien Rice at the Greenpoint Loft in Brooklyn, NY

Irish singer-songwriter Damien Rice delivers an unforgettable performance at the Greenpoint Loft, a 19th-century warehouse on the Brooklyn waterfront. Concentrating largely on material from his acclaimed new album My Favorite Faded Fantasy - Rice's first in eight years - the heartrending set was performed solo before Rice thrilled fans with a full backing choir on his uplifting new song "Trusty and True."

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