Sunday, February 22, 2009

Mark Farner, Robert Cray, Susan Tedeschi Among Those To Appear On Public Television's Legends And Lyrics

Legends and Lyrics, a Public Television series, which honors the creators of song- who are professional recording artists, song poets and rising stars has added February 24th to the taping schedule. In all ten performances will be shot, two each day on February 20, 21, 22, 23 and now the 24th.

The show is produced out of Nashville, Tennessee by "Songwriters In The Round" and shot in HD1080p with Surround Sound.
The performances will be taped at the historic hall in the Grand Masonic Lodge which is located at the corner of Broadway and Seventh Avenue (downtown Nashville).

Two shows will be taped a day, one at 3:00 pm, the other at 8:00 pm. The public is invited to attend. Just go to to sign up for the free passes. Please note, you do have to climb stairs to get into the performance hall.

Robert Cray, Darryl Worley, Mark Farner (Grand Funk Railroad) and Kevin Griffin (Better Than Ezra) are the latest performers confirmed-other participants so far include:

Felix Cavaliere (The Rascals), Kevin Cronin (REO Speedwagon), Mac Davis,Lamont Dozier (Stop! In The Name of Love),Justin Hayward (Moody Blues), Amy Lee (Evanescence), Melissa Manchester, Barry Mann & Cynthia Weil (You've Lost That Loving Feeling),David Pack (Ambrosia),Peter Yarrow (Peter Paul & Mary), Guy Clark, Roger McQuinn (The Byrds) Dwight Yoakam and Tony Joe White* with more expected to confirm.

Each taping will showcase well-known recording artists, and legendary song poets from different genres of music in an "in-the-round" setting. Each performer will play their most memorable songs, as well as tell the inspiration behind the creation of their songs.

A total of eight shows were taped last year in Shreveport, Louisiana and Nashville, Tennessee. The first spring season series will start airing on Public Television Stations nationwide this April. They include the following performers and song poets:

Kenny Loggins, Richard Marx and 3 Doors Down

Kris Kristofferson, Patty Griffin and Randy Owen

Charlie Daniels, Phil Vassar and Jimmy Webb

Michael Martin Murphey, Pam Tillis and Ron Sexsmith

Susan Tedeschi, Kip Winger and James Slater

Leigh Nash (Sixpence None the Richer), Mindy Smith and Regie Hamm

Ed Bruce, Gordon Kennedy and Angela Kaset

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1 comment:

farner9 said...

Anyone know when this will air now that it is September?

Mark mentioned this show at the Flint, Michigan concert but, no hints for show times or if it a local Tennessee PBS gig?

I definitely want to see Mark Farner "in the round" with just the bass player Lawrence Buckner!

Any information?

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