Infinity Hall Live CPTV’s New Series of Concerts from Norfolk
Showcases Folk Troubadour Jonathan Edwards
Premieres Friday, July 8 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 8 at 11 p.m. on CPTV, Infinity Hall Live showcases veteran folk singer/songwriter Jonathan Edwards, best known for his 1971 classic “Sunshine.” The song – a fierce proclamation of protest and independence set to deceptively upbeat music – became an anthem for numerous young people who opposed the Vietnam War.
Today, Edwards seems more comfortable as a laid-back troubadour than a political radical. Often performing on stage barefoot, Edwards demonstrates an expertise with the guitar, mandolin, and accordion to create his own brand of acoustic folk-rock. His heart-felt lyrics and easy-going style continue to please his longtime fans as well as win over new ones.
“I love playing rooms like this,” Edwards said of Infinity Hall. “[It’s like] we’re playing in a big guitar …or a Steinway grand piano. It feels like we’re inside something like that and the music just vibrates and lives very much in a place like this.”
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