Infinity Hall Live CPTV’s New Series of Concerts from Norfolk Presents Acoustic Sets
Infinity Hall Live
CPTV’s New Series of Concerts from Norfolk Presents
Acoustic Sets From the Artists of the Open Wings, Broken Strings Tour
Premieres Friday, July 1 at 11 p.m. on Connecticut Public Television (CPTV)
Infinity Hall Live, airing Fridays at 11 p.m. on Connecticut Public Television (CPTV), is a new concert series unlike any that the public television network has ever produced, because it has a special connection to the Nutmeg State: Each episode is taped at Infinity Hall, a stunning 19th century music venue located in Norfolk, Connecticut.
On Friday, July 1 at 11 p.m. on CPTV, Infinity Hall Live highlights the artists of the Open Wings, Broken Strings tour, including Ed Kowalczyk, Emerson Hart and Leigh Nash, all performing individual acoustic sets.
Ed Kowalczyk, most famous as the singer/songwriter of the multi-million album-selling alternative rock band Live, performs an unplugged set of his former group’s hit singles such as “I Alone” as well as his newer solo work. He is also responsible for creating the Open Wings, Broken Strings Tour.
Kowalczyk explained the origin of the tour’s name. “At the height of songwriting epiphanies, I seem to always break strings ‘cause you get so excited. Bang! The string breaks. But there’s this moment where you’re really soaring. Open Wings, Broken Strings just kind of came out of that.”
Joining Kowalczyk on the tour is lead singer/songwriter Emerson Hart of another alternative rock band, Tonic. Tonic’s first album, Lemon Parade, went multi-platinum with featured hits “Open Your Eyes” and “If You Could Only See,” which became radio’s most played songs in 1997. In 2007, Emerson went solo and signed with EMI/Manhattan Records, continuing his successful career. His solo acoustic set brings a new intimacy to these well-known songs.
Another featured artist of Open Wings, Broken Stringsis the lead singer of Sixpence None the Richer, Leigh Nash. With hit singles like “Kiss Me,” “There She Goes,” and “Breathe Your Name,” Sixpence None the Richer successfully reached platinum status over the past decade, along with picking up a Grammy nomination and several Dove Awards. Now Nash is offering a new perspective on the group’s biggest hits as she tours with Open Wings, Broken Strings.
While each artist performs their own individual acoustic sets, the show features a final performance with all three artists on stage together. Infinity Hall Live allows for a wonderful experience and by hearing the instruments “stripped down, intimate and acoustic,” as Kowalczyk explains it, “you’ll hear the strings on the guitar vibrate and buzz.”
Infinity Hall Live features world-class musicians giving powerful performances in an intimate setting, and viewers are granted front-row seats—without having to leave the comfort of their own homes. Additionally, each episode gives viewers an exclusive peek behind the scenes, complete with artist interviews and a backstage look at concert preparations.
This new CPTV local series combines engaging contemporary artists with the old-fashioned joy of stripped-down, authentic performances. Plus, it showcases enjoy the thrill of seeing a Connecticut landmark brought to rollicking life.
This summer, Infinity Hall Live features an exciting line-up of artists:
· Friday, June 17 at 11 p.m. – The Smithereens
· Friday, June 24 at 11 p.m. – Rusted Root
· Friday, July 1 at 11 p.m. – Open Wings, Broken Strings featuring Ed Kowalczyk, Emerson Hart, and Leigh Nash
· Friday, July 8 at 11 p.m. – Jonathan Edwards
· Friday, July 15 at 11 p.m. –The Wailin’ Jennys
· Friday, July 22 at 11 p.m. –Shelby Lynne
· Friday, July 29 at 11 p.m. – Tim Reynolds and TR3
· Friday, August 5 at 11 p.m. – The Best of Infinity Hall Live
Producer/Director: Jennifer Boyd
Post Producer/Editor: Karen Silverstein