Monday, March 2, 2015
Forty years ago, in July 1974, a group of Chicago based blues artists who had already achieved legendary status gathered together with some of their younger "blues brethren" from all over the country to pay tribute to the man most responsible for bringing blues from the Mississippi Delta upriver to Chicago, Muddy Waters.
Appearing with Muddy that night were his contemporaries Willie Dixon, Koko Taylor, Junior Wells and Pinetop Perkins, and from the next generation of blues lovers and performers, Mike Bloomfield, Buddy Miles, Johnny Winter, Dr. John, and Nick Gravenites -- all artists who were on their way to becoming legends themselves.
What resulted from that joyous teaming of "fathers and sons" was a truly historic session that not only presented some of the greatest blues classics ever written, but a never-to-be-forgotten hour that truly demonstrates the love of music by one generation for another.
And even more remarkable, the show became the first-ever presentation of a public television series that was destined to become one of the most admired series of musical events ever televised. That night, in a show that hasn't been seen on television for four decades, Soundstage was born.
And now, almost a half-century later, it is back to thrill new generations of blues aficionados.
Rhode Island PBS proudly presents Soundstage: Blues Summit in Chicago - 1974 on Monday, March 2 at 9:30 p.m. with encores on Wednesday, March 4 at 2 a.m. and Sunday, March 8 at 11 p.m.
Sunday, March 1, 2015
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Wednesday, February 25, 2015
The documentary recounts that story, as well as traces the history of Haven Brothers truck and its owners over the years. The story is told by dozens of fans, in what quickly becomes an endearing, humorous cavalcade of Rhode Island's famous and infamous personalities. Only in Rhode Island!
The story of Haven Brothers is a rich commentary on the American Dream, the American diet, and what it is to be a success.
"The Original Food Truck," Haven Brothers: Legacy of the American Diner premieres on Rhode Island PBS on Thursday, March 5 at 9:30 p.m. David Piccerelli, Rhode Island PBS president, and Margie O'Brien, television producer, present the documentary in segments taped in a full-size replica of a diner exhibited inside the Culinary Arts Museum on the Johnson and Wales University Bayside Campus. Meet filmmaker Jeff Toste as he describes his experiences making the film. Museum Curator and diner expert Richard Gutman also provides entertaining and informative information about the original "fast food joints."
Visit Haven Brothers Movie on Facebook.
Photos from the remote shoot at the Culinary Arts Museum - great place to visit!
March 4: Music of Justin Hayward, Joe Bonamassa with Brian McKenzie and Kevin Williams + the Invisible Orphans
At 8 p.m., Justin Hayward: Spirits... Live features the lead singer, guitarist and songwriter for The Moody Blues, Justin Hayward in his performance of classic favorites. Brian McKenzie will perform during this show. You can also find Brian McKenzie on Facebook.
At 9:30 p.m., Joe Bonamassa: Muddy Wolf at Red Rocks features world-renowned guitarist Joe Bonamassa as he tributes Howlin' Wolf and Muddy Waters. Kevin Williams and the Invisible Orphans
features Kevin on vocals and guitar, Ron Pacheco on bass and Adam Chamberlain on drums.
Throughout the night, you will have ample opportunity to get tickets to Joe Bonamassa's August 11 concert at Fort Adams in Newport - before tickets go on sale to the public!
Tune in for this fun night of great local music live in the studio, as well as great televised rock concerts by two phenomenal performers. Here's a sample of what you will experience. Yes, prepare to be blown away.