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
Jackie Greene (Episode #408H)
KQED Plus: Tue, Jul 28, 2015 -- 11:00 PM
Jackie Green weaves into his lyrics and guitar playing influences from blues, rock, soul and folk. He boasts music in the Oscar-winning Brokeback Mountain, has participated in multiple tours alongside Phil Lesh, Joan Osborne, and Steve Gorman. He spent some time as a member of The Black Crowes and played alongside Levon Helm at many of his famed Midnight Rambles. This singer, songwriter, bandleader and multi-instrumentalist shares music from his eighth album, Back To Birth, and other Jackie Green favorites like "Honey I Been Thinking About You" and "Gone Wanderin".
- KQED Plus: Wed, Jul 29, 2015 -- 5:00 AM
The Wailin' Jennys (Episode #108H)
KQED Plus: Sun, Jul 26, 2015 -- 11:00 PM
The Wailin' Jennys bring their brand of folk and contemporary roots music to Infinity Hall. Brought together in 2002 for what was supposed to be a one-time coffee house gig in Winnipeg, this award-winning trio soon found their irresistible chemistry and tight vocal harmonies were winning over audiences throughout North America and beyond. Comprised of Nicky Mehta, Ruth Moody, and Heather Masse, The Wailin' Jennys have toured extensively since the release of their eponymously named first studio album in 2003. They've collaborating with a variety of artists and become a fixture as musical guests on public radio's A Prairie Home Companion. Steeped in classical music and art, The Wailin' Jennys have developed a style and sound all their own. With heavy use of acoustic instruments, the group's musical influences range from 70s rock to traditional Celtic folk tunes. Their complexities in style and musical offering only serve to distinguish them further from the rest of the music industry.Having won a Juno Award (Canadian Grammy) in 2005 for their album, 40 Days, The Wailin' Jennys have continued to enjoy success, including their newest album, Bright Morning Stars, released to critical acclaim in the United States and Canada.
- KQED Plus: Mon, Jul 27, 2015 -- 5:00 AM
Robben Ford (Episode #407H)
KQED Plus: Tue, Jul 21, 2015 -- 11:00 PM
Grammy winning guitar virtuoso Robben Ford brings his signature style of blues and stunning guitar licks to Infinity Hall. Playing songs from his new album Into The Sun as well as other Ford favorites from his extensive catalogue of blues and rock, it's easy for audiences to see why this master of the six string became a go to musician for the likes of Miles Davis, Joni Mitchell, George Harrison and other legends. In this dynamic performance fans have a unique opportunity to experience the depths of Ford's vision which equally incorporates his jazz, pop and rock chops. Robben Ford is confident and relaxed not only in his style of playing but with the progression of his musical journey in this lifetime. Hear how this self-taught, spirited musician continues to hone in his craft and find inspiration with each new project.
- KQED Plus: Wed, Jul 22, 2015 -- 5:00 AM
Toad The Wet Sprocket (Episode #405H)
KQED Plus: Tue, Jul 7, 2015 -- 11:00 PM
It's no surprise that Glen Phillips refers to this band of musical brothers as more of a family business than a rock band! Infinity Hall Live audiences will hear a collection of their favorite songs from the band's hit albums Fear and Dulcinea as well as exciting new tracks from their latest release, New Constellation. Never self-indulgent, TTWS charms the audience with the upbeat "Good Intensions", the galloping rhythm in "Windmills", a revelatory sadness in the new "California Wasted" and the nostalgic closer "Walk on the Ocean". Go behind the scenes and listen to Glen Phillips talk about the band's humble beginnings, the challenges of touring and what he hopes the fans take away from their music. With more than 25 years of writing and recording together, this concert proves that Toad the Wet Sprocket never fails to deliver the signature sound and pensive lyrics that solidified their position as one of the great indie rock bands of the 90's.
- KQED Plus: Wed, Jul 8, 2015 -- 5:00 AM
Infinity Hall Live - Women of Song (Episode #404H)
KQED Plus: Wed, Jul 1, 2015 -- 5:00 AM
Infinity Hall Live brings you some of the best female performances captured through our lens with songs from; Tori Amos, Aimee Mann, Shelby Lynne, The Wailin' Jenny's, Wilson Phillips and Joan Osborne. These women have brought us to our feet with their thought provoking lyrics, intense musicianship and emotional courage. Aimee Mann sings "Save Me" and "Wise Up" from the film Magnolia which earned her nominations for an Oscar, Golden Globe and three Grammys. Shelby Lynne shares the challenge of love and the pains of heartbreak on songs like "Killin' Kind" and "Your Lies". Tori Amos backed by a chamber ensemble dazzles with her poetic lyrics and intense piano playing on the playful "Leather" and haunting ballad "Winter". Relish the celestial harmonies of The Wailin' Jenny's with their gospel influenced version of "Bring Me Li'l Water Silvy" and join Joan Osborne as she begs the question "What if God was One of Us" from her number one hit of the same name.