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Live from the Artists Den — Season 2

The acclaimed, innovative music series Live from the Artists Den launches its second season with a once-in-a-lifetime performance by the legendary Ringo Starr, backed by folk-funk star Ben Harper and his band, Relentless7, plus special guest Joan Osborne at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Premiering nationwide on public television beginning July 5, 2010 (check local listings)—the same week Ringo celebrates his 70th birthday (7/7/40)—Live from the Artists Den season two features seven never-before-seen performances by extraordinary artists in extraordinary settings. Each week, Live from the Artists Den spotlights a remarkable contemporary musician performing at an intimate, invitation-only concert, along with artist interviews and insights about the unconventional venues chosen. Filmed in high-definition, season two also features an exquisite performance by Tori Amos, filmed in front of just 100 fans at the Park Avenue Armory’s magnificent Veterans Room; singer/songwriter David Gray, filmed in the Wall Street neighborhood at the Broad Street Ballroom; British R&B star Corinne Bailey Rae at lower Manhattan’s Japanese-themed Hiro Ballroom; southern rock legends The Black Crowes at The Lyric Theatre in Oxford, Mississippi; new-school country superstar Dierks Bentley, surrounded by classic cars and neon signs at Chicago’s Ravenswood Billboard Factory; and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Booker T. Jones and the Drive-By Truckers, with special guest Bettye LaVette, at the gloriously restored Ogden Museum of Southern Art in New Orleans. Preview videos, set lists and venue histories are available at wnet.org/artistsden. Live from the Artists Den is co-produced by Artists Den Entertainment and WLIW21 in association with WNET.ORG — one of America’s most prolific and respected public media providers. The series is distributed by American Public Television and funded in part by Grey Goose Entertainment.

Episode Descriptions

Season 2

LFAD201_Ringo_Starr_with_Ben_Harper_Relentless7.pdf
LFAD202_Tori_Amos.pdf
LFAD203_David_Gray.pdf
LFAD204_Corinne_Bailey_Rae.pdf
LFAD205_The_Black_Crowes.pdf
LFAD206_Dierks_Bentley.pdf
LFAD207_Booker_T_Drive-By_Truckers.pdf

Media Contacts
Natasha Padilla, WNET.ORG
212.560.8824 or email

Lois Najarian O’Neill, The Door
212.905.6191 or email

Alice White, The Artists Den
212.699.1840 or email

Jamie Haines, APR, American Public Television
617.338.4455 ext. 129 email
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ringo-ben_0431CUTLINE: Live from the Artists Den features a performance by Ringo Starr with Ben Harper and Relentless7, plus special guest Joan Osborne, recorded January 14, 2010, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY. Pictured (l to r): Jason Mozersky, Ben Harper, Ringo Starr, Jordan Richardson, Ann-Marie Calhoun, Jesse Ingalls, Justin Pate, and Bruce Sugar [Episode #201]
ringo-ben_0941CUTLINE: Live from the Artists Den features a performance by Ringo Starr (left) with Ben Harper (right) and Relentless7, plus special guest Joan Osborne, recorded January 14, 2010, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY. [Episode #201]

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ringo-ben_0893 CUTLINE: Live from the Artists Den features a performance by Ringo Starr (pictured) with Ben Harper and Relentless7, plus special guest Joan Osborne, recorded January 14, 2010, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY. [Episode #201]

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ringo-ben_0883-joanCUTLINE: Live from the Artists Den features a performance by Ringo Starr with Ben Harper and Relentless7, plus special guest Joan Osborne, recorded January 14, 2010, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY. Pictured (l to r): Ben Harper, Jordan Richardson (drums, partial), Joan Osborne, Jesse Ingalls (bass), Ringo Starr, and Justin Pate (keyboard, partial) [Episode #201]
Ringo-StarrCUTLINE: Ringo Starr [Episode #201]

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Ben-Harper-Relentless7CUTLINE: (l to r) Ben Harper and Relentless7 are Jordan Richardson, Ben Harper, Jason Mozersky, and Jesse Ingalls. [Episode #201]

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Tori Amos CUTLINE: Live from the Artists Den features a performance by Tori Amos (pictured) recorded December 9, 2009, Park Avenue Armory, New York, NY. [Episode #202]

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CREDIT: Erika Goldring
David Gray CUTLINE: Live from the Artists Den features a performance by David Gray recorded January 5, 2010, Broad Street Ballroom, New York, NY. Pictured (l to r): Neill Maccoll, David Gray and Rob Malone [Episode #203]

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David Gray CUTLINE: Live from the Artists Den features a performance by David Gray (pictured) recorded January 5, 2010, Broad Street Ballroom, New York, NY. [Episode #203]

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David Gray CUTLINE: Live from the Artists Den features a performance by David Gray (pictured) recorded January 5, 2010, Broad Street Ballroom, New York, NY. [Episode #203]

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David-GrayCUTLINE: David Gray [Episode #203]

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Corinne Bailey Rae CUTLINE: Live from the Artists Den features a performance by Corinne Bailey Rae recorded December 7, 2009, Hiro Ballroom, New York, NY. Pictured (l to r): Corinne Bailey Rae, Jen Birch (partial) and John McCallum (partial) [Episode #204]

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CREDIT: Erika Goldring
Corinne Bailey Rae CUTLINE: Live from the Artists Den features a performance by Corinne Bailey Rae recorded December 7, 2009, Hiro Ballroom, New York, NY. Pictured (l to r): Luke Flowers (partial), Corinne Bailey Rae and Kenny Higgins (partial) [Episode #204]

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CREDIT: Erika Goldring
Corinne Bailey Rae CUTLINE: Live from the Artists Den features a performance by Corinne Bailey Rae recorded December 7, 2009, Hiro Ballroom, New York, NY. Pictured (l to r): Luke Flowers (partial), Corinne Bailey Rae and Kenny Higgins (partial) [Episode #204]

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Corinne-Bailey-RaeCUTLINE: Corinne Bailey Rae [Episode #204]

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Black-Crowes_MG_7035CUTLINE: Live from the Artists Den features a performance by The Black Crowes recorded at The Lyric Theatre, Oxford, MS, September 28, 2009. Pictured (l to r): Luther Dickinson, Sven Pipien, Steve Gorman, Chris Robinson, Adam MacDougall, and Rich Robinson. [Episode #205]

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CREDIT: Zack Smith
Black-Crowes_MG_6577CUTLINE: Live from the Artists Den features a performance by The Black Crowes recorded at The Lyric Theatre, Oxford, MS, September 28, 2009. Pictured: Chris Robinson [Episode #205]

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CREDIT: Zack Smith
Black-Crowes_MG_6577CUTLINE: Live from the Artists Den features a performance by The Black Crowes recorded at The Lyric Theatre, Oxford, MS, September 28, 2009. Pictured: Chris Robinson [Episode #205]

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CREDIT: Zack Smith
Black-Crowes_MG_6577CUTLINE: Live from the Artists Den features a performance by The Black Crowes recorded at The Lyric Theatre, Oxford, MS, September 28, 2009. Pictured: Chris Robinson [Episode #205]

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CREDIT: Zack Smith
Black-CrowesCUTLINE: (l to r) The Black Crowes are Luther Dickinson, Rich Robinson, Adam MacDougall, Sven Pipien, Chris Robinson, and Steve Gorman. [Episode #205]

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Black-CrowesCUTLINE: (l to r) The Black Crowes are Luther Dickinson, Rich Robinson, Adam MacDougall, Sven Pipien, Chris Robinson, and Steve Gorman. [Episode #205]

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Black-CrowesCUTLINE: (l to r) The Black Crowes are Luther Dickinson, Rich Robinson, Adam MacDougall, Sven Pipien, Chris Robinson, and Steve Gorman. [Episode #205]

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Dierks Bentley CUTLINE: Live from the Artists Den features a performance by Dierks Bentley (pictured) recorded April 14, 2009, Ravenswood Billboard Factory, Chicago, IL. [Episode #206]

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CREDIT: Erika Goldring
Dierks Bentley CUTLINE: Live from the Artists Den features a performance by Dierks Bentley (pictured) recorded April 14, 2009, Ravenswood Billboard Factory, Chicago, IL. [Episode #206]

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CREDIT: Erika Goldring
Dierks Bentley CUTLINE: Live from the Artists Den features a performance by Dierks Bentley recorded April 14, 2009, Ravenswood Billboard Factory, Chicago, IL. Pictured (l to r): Rod Janzen and Dierks Bentley [Episode #206]

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CREDIT: Erika Goldring
Dierks-Bentley CUTLINE: Dierks Bentley [Episode #206]

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NOLA-Drive-By-Truckers_EG_6575CUTLINE: Live from the Artists Den features a performance by Booker T. and the Drive-By Truckers with special guest Bettye LaVette recorded April 23, 2009, The Ogden Museum of Southern Art, New Orleans, LA. Pictured (l to r): John Neff, Brad Morgan, Patterson Hood, Shonna Tucker, and Mike Cooley [Episode #207]

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CREDIT: Erika Goldring
NOLA-BookerT_EG_6234CUTLINE: Live from the Artists Den features a performance by Booker T. and the Drive-By Truckers with special guest Bettye LaVette recorded April 23, 2009, The Ogden Museum of Southern Art, New Orleans, LA. Pictured: Booker T. Jones [Episode #207]

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CREDIT: Erika Goldring
NOLA-BookerT_EG_6234CUTLINE: Live from the Artists Den features a performance by Booker T. and the Drive-By Truckers with special guest Bettye LaVette recorded April 23, 2009, The Ogden Museum of Southern Art, New Orleans, LA. Pictured: Booker T. Jones [Episode #207]

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CREDIT: Erika Goldring
BookerT_DBTsCUTLINE: (l to r) Booker T. and the Drive-By Truckers are Brad Morgan, Shonna Tucker, Mike Cooley, Booker T. Jones, Patterson Hood, Jason Isbell, and John Neff. [Episode #207]

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Bettye-LaVette-DBTs_EG_6277CUTLINE: Live from the Artists Den features a performance by Booker T. and the Drive-By Truckers with special guest Bettye LaVette recorded April 23, 2009, The Ogden Museum of Southern Art, New Orleans, LA. Pictured (l to r): John Neff (partial), Bettye LaVette and Patterson Hood [Episode #207]

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CREDIT: Erika Goldring
Bettye-LaVette-DBTs_EG_6277CUTLINE: Live from the Artists Den features a performance by Booker T. and the Drive-By Truckers with special guest Bettye LaVette recorded April 23, 2009, The Ogden Museum of Southern Art, New Orleans, LA. Pictured (l to r): John Neff (partial), Bettye LaVette and Patterson Hood [Episode #207]

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CREDIT: Erika Goldring
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