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.
Rhiannon Giddens (#501H) Duration: 57:14 SRND51 TVPG
Rhiannon Giddens' triumphant performance is fiercely loyal to her roots. During this passionately intelligent performance her bare-footed elegance and fearless banjo and fiddle playing are surpassed only by her vocal prowess. For the IHL audience Giddens offer the fervor of a spiritual on "Waterboy", the yips of a field holler on "Duncan and Jimmy" and a Gaelic-style hootenanny on "Mouth Music". Folk duo Birds of Chicago add to the harmony on "Lost on the River" from The New Basement Tapes project. Interview with Giddens.
Galactic (#502H) Duration: 57:02 SRND51 TVPG
The seminal New Orleans band draws inspiration from the cultural flavors of their city streets and their local orbit of southern soul, funk, blues, rock and brass band. From the band's traditional "second line" brass-infused show opener "Sugar Doosie" to the funky bass line and tumbling guitar on "Long Live the Borgne;" to the break in the funk for Paul Simon's "Fifty Ways" with guest Ryan Montbleau, the band showcases their 20-year musical evolution in an electrifying performance. Erica Falls is guest vocalist. With artist interviews.
Joss Stone (#503H) Duration: 56:46 SRND51 TVPG
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.