On September 8th, Public Television’s critically acclaimed conversation series Speakeasy, will return to New York City’s Iridium to film an all new episode featuring Grammy Award Winner Gary Clark JR. and four-time Grammy Award Winner Jimmie Vaughan. Doors will open at 1:00 pm and the show will begin at 2:00pm. Tickets are available on August 31st at 12:00 pm EST here: http://bit.ly/2vGcrWu
Clark has been dubbed “The Chosen One” by critics for creating his personal trademark sound, which features distorted guitar sound and heavy use of improvisation paired with a soulful voice. He has shared the stage with musical legends including Eric Clapton, My Morning Jacket, B.B. King, and the Rolling Stones. Clark won the Grammy Award for Best Traditional R&B performance as well as the Blues Music Award for “Contemporary Blues Male Artist of the Year” two years in a row.
Vaughan has become a staple in the blues-rock community first as a member of the Fabulous Thunderbirds and then as a solo artist. The first four albums from the Fabulous Thunderbirds are ranked among the most important blues recordings. Vaughan is a four-time Grammy Award Winner and has performed with the likes of Eric Clapton, Jimi Hendrix, and Bob Dylan.
Speakeasy is the ground-breaking public television series from the producers of Front and Center which pairs Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Famers, Grammy Award and Tony Award winners, and iconic musicians with and interviewer of their choice. The result is an intimate conversation that leads to stories, experiences and compelling viewpoints that may not have been heard before.Speakeasy will return to public television for a third season November 2017.
Front and Center Entertainment, LLC produces the popular music performance television series Front and Center as well as the groundbreaking talk show Speakeasy and the monthly series MTV Live: Setlist. Since 2012 Front and Center has presented an eclectic mix of Grammy, Country Music Association, American Music and Academy of Country Music Award winners, rock icons and multi-platinum sellers including Keith Urban, Steven Tyler, Cyndi Lauper, Counting Crows, Rob Thomas, and The Avett Brothers. Speakeasy, which began airing in January 2015, features an iconic talent chatting intimately with an interviewer of their choice. Included are conversations with Roger Waters and Bill Weir, David Crosby and Wynton Marsalis, Nile Rodgers and Valerie Simpson, and Robbie Robertson with Warren Zanes. MTV Live: Setlist spotlights rising artists spanning multiple genres including St. Paul & the Broken Bones, Dua Lipa, and Muna.