SHOW 10 LÚNASA, NELS ANDREWS, AMY McCARLEY with KENNY VAUGHAN. Celtic super-group Lunasa visit Alternate Root TV during a 'sold out' US Tour. Lúnasa is taking traditional Celtic music in a new direction with heavily bass drive and driving rhythms. Lúnasa is one of the most popular Irish bands in the world right now and one that is becoming very important. Award winning singer/songwriter Nels Andrews, Americana newcomer and rising star Amy McCarley with guitar ace Kenny Vaughan and emerging soul singer and guitar slinger Garrett Lebeau also bring their unique styles to Show 10. Happy St. Patrick's day from Alternate Root TV! Director Bill Hurley hosts.
SHOW 9 WILLIE NILE w/ JOHNNY PISANO, THE WOOD BROTHERS, JAMES McMURTRY PART 2. Words and music with one of the most underrated, under the radar performers and writers, Willie Nile. Also, the great bass player Johnny Pisano joins Willie on songs from his soon to be released album 'American Ride.' Part two of our video shoot with the legendary James McMurtry and the fantastic Wood Brothers from The Performing Artist Co-Op in East Nashville. Music and it's power to heal, inspire and describe the human condition is the general theme of this week's show. Director Bill Hurley hosts.
SHOW 8 JAMES McMURTRY, PAUL THORN, OVER THE RHINE, GIRLS GUNS AND GLORY, ELLIS PAUL As we take a week to work on some production duties we've put together a montage of some of the most memorable performances on Alternate Root TV. Over the Rhine, Girls Guns and Glory, Paul Thorn, James McMurtry, Gretchen Peters, Jimbo Mathus and the Tri-State Coalition, Garrett Lebeau, Boo City, the Sarah Mac Band and the fabulous Ellis Paul join us for The Best of Alternate Root TV Show 8 has a top line-up of Roots music talent. Hosted by Director Bill Hurley.
SHOW 7 ERIC BRACE AND PETER COOPER, RECKLESS KELLY w/ SERGIO WEBB, THE WILD RUMPUS - As we continue to explore East Nashville, this week's show features an in depth look at the city from the perspective of three of it's better songwriters, Eric Brace, Peter Cooper and Tommy Womack. We talk to Mo Sweeney about the Performing Artist Co-Op where we have filmed some of Alternate Root TV's best performances. Musical guests include Reckless Kelly with guest guitar ace Sergio Webb, Eric Brace and Peter Cooper performing at Fanny's Vintage Guitars and Clothing and appearing for their third time on Alternate Root TV, The Wild Rumpus. Director Bill Hurley hosts.
SHOW 6 - MARK ROBINSON, THE TRISHAS, UNCLE LUCIUS - Maybe the best hour of music TV we've produced yet. Show 6 is a celebration of East Nashville part II with an inside look at guitarist/producer/teacher Mark Robinson and the upcoming release of his new album "Have Axe, Will Groove" due in February.. A look at Mark's home studio Guido's. Music from The Performing Artist Co-Op with The Trishas and Uncle Lucius from Austin, TX. Mark talks about East Nashville, musicians, making music a business and producing. Director Bill Hurley hosts.
SHOW 5 - STEVE FORBERT, KEVIN GORDON, THE CARPER FAMILY , JHESI BOYER - Steve Forbert is the main guest in the show performing four songs from his album 'Over With You' from The Performing Artist Co-Op. The show explores the music scene of East Nashville in the first of a series of segments about the vibrant East Nashville music and art culture. In depth interview with Jamie Rubin, owner of the Family Wash. Musician Eric Brace talks about the music community of East Nashville and his record label Red Beet Records. Tommy Womack gives a tour of The Family Wash. Appearances by Kevin Gordon, The Carper Family and newcomer Jhesi Boyer. East Nashville rocks and The Alternate Root brings it to you!
SHOW 4 - JIMBO MATHUS, TRACY NELSON, ERIN HARPE AND THE DELTA SWINGERS, JABE BEYER, BOO CITY - The difficulty in defining American Roots Music is because of it's own diversity. The diversity in the music, styles, influences and the roots music community in general make it very hard to fine tune a description. So what, We say! Show 4 focuses on diversity with Roots Rocker Jimbo Mathus, soul/blues legend Tracy Nelson with Mark Robinson, winners of the Boston Music Award for best blues band, Erin Harpe and the Delta Swingers, Americana/roots rising star Jabe Beyer and the soulful, jazzy Boo City from Providence, RI. It's a show with killer performances and great music! Hosted by director Bill Hurley.
SHOW 3 - GRETCHEN PETERS, THE BLACK LILLIES, OVER THE RHINE, SARAH MAC BAND, LITTLEWOLF - The art of songwriting takes center stage in episode 3 of Alternate Root TV with award winning singer/songwriter Gretchen Peters, The Black Lillies and the amazing Over The Rhine who chose Alternate Root TV to perform two unreleased songs. Newcomers The Sarah Mac Band from Florida and Littlewolf from Texas are introduced to the Alternate Root TV audience.
SHOW 2 - PAUL THORN, DOM FLEMONS, GIRLS GUNS AND GLORY, AMY BLACK, THE HOWLING BROTHERS, REBECCA LOEBE - Tradition as it pertains to American Roots Music. Dom Flemons co-founder of The Carolina Chocolate Drops discusses traditional instrumentation and music history...also Paul Thorn, Girls Guns and Glory, Rebecca Loebe and The Howling Brothers plus video fro The Lumineers and I Draw Slow. Director Bill Hurley hosts.
SHOW 1 - JAMES McMURTRY, SETH WALKER, CORB LUND, GARRETT LEBEAU, DYLAN TAYLOR - Completely revamped with a new concept and new look Alternate Root TV returns for a third season. Tonight's guests include James McMurtry, Seth Walker, Corb Lund, Garrett Lebeau and Dylan Taylor plus a beautiful video with Christine Ohlman and a new video from 1Poet1Guitar.