NEW YORK, Dec. 2, 2011 -- The fourth season of the innovative music series Live from the Artists Den will premiere nationwide on public television beginning February 3, 2012 (check local listings). The New York Emmy-nominated show connects music fans with a remarkable line-up of icons and emerging stars performing in unique and historic venues. The groundbreaking new season features Adele, The Fray, Death Cab for Cutie, Kid Rock, Iron and Wine, and Amos Lee with special guests Calexico.
The series is a production of Artists Den Entertainment in association with WNET New York Public Media, and is distributed by American Public Television.
"There's something for every music fan in our new season," says Artists Den Creator and Executive Producer Mark Lieberman. "We kick off with a rare, intimate look at Adele, the biggest star in music this year, and finish with Iron and Wine reimagined as an 11 piece band in a historic Atlanta theatre. Generous invitations from such remarkable locations as Graceland, the Brooklyn Museum, and more helped inspire our best season yet."
"For a fourth season, we are pleased to present Live from the Artists Den on public television," said Neal Shapiro, president and CEO of WNET. "The series continues to offer a wide variety of music programming and cutting-edge recording artists in unique venues that our viewers expect. The series showcases our mission to present the best in the Arts in creative, innovative ways."
"Nothing in life moves me as much as being on stage does," said Adele, who earlier this week received 6 Grammy Nominations, at her Artists Den taping at Santa Monica Bay's Woman's Club. "I love the closeness of playing in small rooms, and this room was lovely and simple, just beautiful."
Live from the Artists Den is filmed in high-definition.
Visit http://www.artistsden.com for a complete TV schedule:
Beginning February 3 - World renowned artist Adele at the Santa Monica Bay Woman's Club in California.
February 10 - Multiplatinum rockers The Fray at the Angel Orensanz Foundation in New York's Lower East Side.
February 17 - Indie-rockers Death Cab for Cutie in the majestic Beaux-Arts Court of New York's Brooklyn Museum.
February 24 - Kid Rock at Elvis Presley's Automobile Museum in Graceland, a location that has never before been filmed for television.
March 2 - Amos Lee with special guests Calexico at The Fox Theatre in downtown Tucson, Arizona.
March 9 - Iron and Wine at the historic Buckhead Theatre in Atlanta, Georgia.
For WNET New York Public Media, Executive in Charge: Gillian Rose.
For the Artists Den: Executive Producer Mark Lieberman.
About the Artists Den
Since its launch on U.S. public television, Live from the Artists Den - created by Mark Lieberman - has become a three-time New York Emmy-nominated series, has expanded digitally to include Hulu, Pandora and Vevo and internationally, through Northstar Media, to include Germany, Australia, New Zealand, Canada and Latin America. Past artists include Robert Plant, Ray Lamontagne, Elvis Costello, Ringo Starr, Tori Amos, Alanis Morissette, The Black Crowes, Ben Harper, Regina Spektor, Corinne Bailey Rae and David Gray. Interviews at each show are conducted by noted music critic Alan Light, the Artists Den's Director of Programming. Concert events take place throughout North America and are by invitation-only. Artists Den Records offers live concert CDs, DVDs and now digital episode downloads from its shows. For information, and to join Artists Den's guest list, visit ArtistsDen.com
New York's WNET is America's flagship public media outlet, bringing quality arts, education and public affairs programming to over 5 million viewers each week. The parent company of public television stations THIRTEEN and WLIW21 and operator of NJTV, WNET produces such acclaimed PBS series as Nature, Great Performances, American Masters, Need to Know, Charlie Rose, Tavis Smiley and a range of documentaries, children's programs, and local news and cultural offerings available on air and online. Pioneers in educational programming, WNET has created such groundbreaking series as Get the Math, Noah Comprende and Cyberchase and provides tools for educators that bring compelling content to life in the classroom and at home. WNET highlights the tri-state's unique culture and diverse communities through SundayArts, Reel 13, NJ Today and the new online newsmagazine MetroFocus.
American Public Television (APT) has been a leading distributor of high-quality, top-rated programming to America's public television stations since 1961. In 2010, APT distributed nearly half of the top 100 highest-rated public television titles. Among its 300 new titles per year are prominent documentaries, news and current affairs programs, dramatic series, how-to programs, children's series and classic movies, including For Love of Liberty: The Story of America's Black Patriots, A Ripple of Hope, Rick Steves' Europe, Newsline, Globe Trekker, Simply Ming, America's Test Kitchen From Cook's Illustrated, Lidia's Italy, P. Allen Smith's Garden Home, Murdoch Mysteries, Doc Martin, Rosemary & Thyme, The Rat Pack: Live and Swingin', Johnny Mathis: Wonderful, Wonderful! and John Denver: The Wildlife Concert. APT also licenses programs internationally through its APT Worldwide service. In 2006, APT launched Create - the TV channel featuring the best of public television's lifestyle programming. APT is also a partner in the WORLD™ channel expansion project.
Watch highlights of Season 3 below: