Connecticut's Premier Concert Music Series, Infinity Hall Live, Returns to CPTV!
Connecticut’s Premier Concert Music Series, Infinity Hall Live, Returns to CPTV!
Premieres Fridays at 10 p.m. on Connecticut Public Television (CPTV) beginning July 5
HARTFORD, Conn. (June 17, 2013) – It’s music to your ears. Infinity Hall Live is back!
The intimate concert series taped at historic Infinity Music Hall in Norfolk, Connecticut, returns in July for an eight-week run. Co-produced by Connecticut Public Television (CPTV) and Infinity Music Hall, the second season of the series airs Fridays at 10 p.m. on CPTV, beginning July 5. This new season of shows features a lineup of diverse artists from a multitude of musical genres – rock, folk, indie pop, blues and more – appealing to fans of every taste and generation.
On Friday, July 5, the second season begins with an evocative performance by introspective singer/songwriter and pianist Tori Amos accompanied by a string octet. The following week the Cowboy Junkies intrigue the audience with their languid, hypnotic style of rock, blues and folk performing their hit “Sweet Jane” among others. For an irresistible night of bright bouncy power pop, look no further than Fountains of Wayne who charm the crowd with “Stacy’s Mom” and “Radiation Vibe.” And Ben Taylor – son of James Taylor and Carly Simon – shows off his own singer/songwriter chops with an acoustic set of compelling melodies and soaring harmonies.
The schedule of Infinity Hall Live shows in July include:
Friday, July 5 at 10 p.m. Tori Amos
Friday, July 12 at 10 p.m. Cowboy Junkies
Friday, July 19 at 10 p.m. Fountains of Wayne
Friday, July 26 at 10 p.m. Ben Taylor
In August, the series features Barenaked Ladies, The Bacon Brothers, Rubblebucket and Tommy Emmanuel.
Last summer, Infinity Hall Live not only became a local television hit, but a national one as well. The series was broadcast on over 70 percent of public television stations nationwide, bringing fans from all over the country inside the cozy Victorian jewel box nestled in the Litchfield Hills. This summer CPTV will once again import Connecticut’s vibrant music scene to PBS stations all over the United States.
Infinity Hall Live has a unique ability to offer fans a profound and personal way to enjoy their favorite artists. The intimacy of the 300-seat venue, built in 1883, seems to coax extraordinary performances out of each musician, who comment time after time on the room’s beauty and superior audio qualities.
As singer-songwriter Ben Taylor remarked, “Infinity Hall is the nicest venue maybe in the country. It sounds so good. If we could, we’d play here every night.”
But more than just the concert itself, Infinity Hall Live features backstage interviews with the artists who reveal fascinating insights into their songs and careers. From the Bacon Brothers’ impromptu jam of “Ruby Tuesday” in the green room, to the Cowboy Junkies’ Margo Timmins sharing a drink with some fans in the bar after the show, the series captures countless candid pre- and post-performance moments as well.
The companion website to the series – ihlive.org – features music video clips from the series, photos and background information on the artists and more.
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