Infinity Hall Live
This concert series celebrates the music and energy of groundbreaking American artists. The acoustically perfect Infinity Music Hall, a historic 130-year-old venue in Norfolk, Connecticut, provides an intimate setting for engaging, authentic and heartfelt performances by an eclectic group of musicians. Candid interviews with band members provide a window into their motivations, their inspirations and their unique styles. Cameras also eavesdrop on backstage preparations, providing a glimpse into the creative process, as well as a sense of the behind-the-scenes anticipation and nervous energy at the heart of any live concert.
Infinity Hall Live Previous Broadcasts
Aimee Mann (Episode #101H)
KQED Life: Sat, Sep 24, 2016 -- 10:00 PM
Singer-songwriter Aimee Mann performs with bassist Paul Bryan, keyboardist Jamie Edwards, and drummer Sebastian Aymanns. Before launching into "High on Sunday 51" from her 2002 release Lost in Space, Mann welcomes the audience with her unique sense of humor. "Let me cheer you up with some songs of depression, heartache and dysfunction," she says. Mann's career stretches back to the 1980s when her new wave band, 'Til Tuesday, gained popularity on MTV with their hit song "Voices Carry." She released her first solo album, Whatever, in 1993, and has been going strong ever since. "For ten years I've had my own label and released my own records, so it's been very freeing to not have to worry about pleasing anybody else," says Mann. Mann's successes include Oscar, Grammy and Golden Globe nominations for the song "Save Me" from the film soundtrack for Magnolia. Mann performs a poignant version of "Save Me" along with another song from the film, "Wise Up". Her performance at Infinity Hall includes a variety of songs from past albums, as well as several new songs. This program captures Mann in the perfect atmosphere for her poetic lyrics and witty stage banter. The intimate performance of this accomplished artist is not to be missed.
- KQED Life: Sun, Sep 25, 2016 -- 4:00 AM
Great Performances Vol. 1 (Episode #505H)
KQED Plus: Thu, Sep 22, 2016 -- 11:00 PM
Infinity Hall Live celebrates five seasons as a showcase for established and emerging artists with performances by Los Lonely Boys ("Don't Walk Away"), Tori Amos ("Hey Jupiter"), Brett Dennen, Rubblebucket ("Came Out of a Lady"), Deer Tick ("These Old Shoes"), Tedeschi Trucks Band ("Midnight in Harlem"), Joss Stone ("Super Duper Love"), Galactic ("Dollar Diva"), Dawes ("When My Time Comes"), and Ani DiFranco ("Shameless").
- KQED Plus: Fri, Sep 23, 2016 -- 5:00 AM
Melissa Etheridge (Episode #508H)
KQED Life: Sat, Sep 17, 2016 -- 10:00 PM
That iconic voice and a wardrobe of guitars make for a riveting solo performance of greatest hits "Come to My Window," "I Want to Come Over," and "I'm the Only One," as well as songs from her latest album, This is M.E. The Grammy Award-winner shares personal stories about her remarkable journey through life and the inspiration behind some of her most beloved songs. Interview with Etheridge.
- KQED Life: Sun, Sep 18, 2016 -- 4:00 AM
Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds (Episode #504H)
KQED Plus: Thu, Sep 15, 2016 -- 11:00 PM
Rock and soul are the pillars that support the seven-piece collective known as Sister Sparrow and The Dirty Birds. Horn-fueled infectious grooves combined with the driving force of lead singer and songwriter Arleigh Kincheloe, make SS&TDB a force to be reckoned with. The Infinity Hall Live audience matches the energy summoned by the band during this joyful and sometimes gritty set. From their pop-infused single "Sugar" to the bluesy "Catch Me If You Can", to a surprising nod to Paul Simon during the spirited "Prison Cells", The Dirty Birds provide a boundless wall of sound backing the swagger and vocal tenacity that pours out of Kincheloe, from beginning to end this can't miss-show proves why this band is on the rise. Includes interview with band leader Arleigh Kincheloe.
- KQED Plus: Fri, Sep 16, 2016 -- 5:00 AM
Covered (Episode #507H)
KQED Life: Sat, Sep 10, 2016 -- 10:00 PM
Infinity Hall Live guests from the first five seasons cover their favorite artists including Joan Osborne's take on Al Green, Wilson Phillips covering the Mamas and Papas' "California Dreamin'," Tommy Emmanuel's cover of guitar classic "Classical Gas", the Bacon Brothers' performing the Delbert McClinton classic "Givin' it Up for Your Love," Tedeschi Trucks Band's brilliant "Angel from Montgomery" and Jackie Greene's interpretation of the Grateful Dead's "Scarlet Begonias".
- KQED Life: Sun, Sep 11, 2016 -- 4:00 AM
Joss Stone (Episode #503H)
KQED Plus: Thu, Sep 8, 2016 -- 11:00 PM
The English singer/songwriter/actress beloved by fans for her free spirit as much as her lustrous vocal prowess takes the stage--barefoot, as usual--for an energetic performance inspired by her recent world tour. The Grammy winner's set list is as far-reaching as her vocal range, from the White Stripes' reworked "Fell in Love with a Boy" to 1970s soul smash "Super Duper Love (Are You Diggin' on Me)" and her own chart topper "Right to Be Wrong". Interview with Joss Stone.
- KQED Plus: Fri, Sep 9, 2016 -- 5:00 AM