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.
Tim Reynolds & Tr3 (#104H) Duration: 57:11 STEREO TVPG
Tim Reynolds & TR3 bring killer guitar riffs and rock and roll funk to the hallowed walls of Infinity Hall. Reynolds, best known for his collaborations with the Dave Matthews Band, is widely regarded as underrated master, highly skilled at guitar, bass, piano, sitar, mandolin, violin and various instruments of ethnic percussion. Amazing audiences all over the world for more than 35 years, Reynolds has perfected a unique performance style that he brings to this extraordinary set. Born in Germany, Reynolds began playing music at a young age in his parents' church. Following high school graduation, Reynolds left home and moved to Charlottesville, Virginia where he began playing at local bars. Away from his parents' strict moral and behavioral instruction, Reynolds was able to experiment, developing his own sound. After forming the original TR3 in the early '90s, Reynolds began touring. Simultaneously, he collaborated with a young Dave Matthews on his early performances and albums. Today, Reynolds continues to tour with the Dave Matthews Band lending his unmatched guitar skill to the group. Reynolds is accomplished at nearly 30 musical instruments. When his musical mastery is combined with his flawless improvisation and complex riffs,the result is an unforgettable rock performance.
America (#401H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG
Grammy winning music group America, led for four decades by Gerry Beckley and Dewey Bunnell, perform their greatest hits. America's Infinity Hall Live concert takes the audience on a musical journey from the 70's to the 80's playing hit after hit of the folk rock band's timeless songs. The band's signature harmonies can be heard on classic hits such as; "A Horse with No Name", "Ventura Highway", "Sister Golden Hair," and "You Can Do Magic". Listen to Gerry and Dewy talk about what it was like to be a reflection of their own generation, achieving international recognition at the same time as The Eagles and Joni Mitchell all under the tutelage of David Geffen and the magnificence of the hippie counter culture that continued to permeate the seventies.
Sadie and the Hotheads (#402H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG
Sadie and the Hotheads, fronted by actress Elizabeth McGovern, are a real band whose musicianship combines a world of musical influences, from 60s pop to country, esoteric folk to jazz, Celtic to torch songs. During this concert Infinity Hall Live audiences will delight in McGovern's girlish enthusiasm combined with a rock 'n' roll style that is a world away from her persona as the dignified Lady Cora in Downton Abbey. The band's mix of original songs and new approach to pop classics like the Bee Gee's "Stayin' Alive or The Fixx's "One Thing Leads to Another" showcase their spirited approach to music making. The band consists of Elizabeth McGovern (lead vocals, acoustic guitar), Simon Nelson (electric and acoustic guitars, dobro, backing vocals), Steve Nelson (acoustic guitar, bouzouki, banjo, backing vocals), Terl Bryant (drums and percussion), Ron Knights (bass), Nick Lacey (piano, keyboards, penny whistle, backing vocals) and Danica Chapman (backing vocals). A line-up that between them has worked with everyone from John Paul Jones to Joss Stone, Walter Trout to Faith Hill and Mavis Staples to Roddy Frame.
Tedeschi Trucks Band (#403H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG
Filmed in Connecticut's historic Warner Theatre, Infinity Hall Live goes "On the Road" to bring you the rock and soul sounds of the Tedeschi Trucks Band. After many years on the road building separate, successful solo careers, Derek Trucks and Susan Tedeschi united to form a new band with an extended pool of collaborators and friends. The chemistry of the band is something to behold, complementing the masterful guitar playing of Trucks and the vocal prowess of Tedeschi this performance turns your living room into a soul stirring party. Listen to Tedeschi and Trucks talk about the experience of combining their musical talents and interests into a unique opportunity to bring their family on the road to deliver their blend of southern soul, American roots, authentic rock 'n' roll, and a touch of Florida swamp magic.
Infinity Hall Live - Women of Song (#404H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG
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.
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