Saturday, October 29, 2011

Listen To Me: Buddy Holly - The PBS Concert Special - Sneak Preview

We have already published a post about the September-released “Listen To Me: Buddy Holly” CD album, a star-studded tribute to one of the great heroes of rock’n’roll, issued by Verve and executively produced by Peter Asher. Now, as previously announced, comes the TV special, in the form of a concert which was taped with some of the stars originally included in the CD recording along with some other high-caliber guests. You can check out Lee and all the players from this event in the above-embedded sneak preview, read the in-depth CD album post by clicking → here and watch the original behind-the-scenes EPK of the album itself at this → link.

The performers in the TV special, which will be premiered on PBS Television next December, include Stevie Nicks, Lyle Lovett, Chris Isaak, Graham Nash and Patrick Stump, with superstar guests like Boz Scaggs, Raul Malo, Michelle Branch, Shawn Colvin, Paul Anka, Cobra Starship, Phil Everly, and famed guitar virtuosos James Burton and Albert Lee. With special appearances by Keith Richards, Ringo Starr, Jackson Browne, Brian Wilson, and Eric Idle. The DVD of the show is available exclusively through PBS. Every “Listen to Me” DVD will benefit PBS and, along with every “Listen to Me” CD, will benefit the next generation of music's greats. Check local listings.

Update: here is a → link to a Los Angeles Times article indicating December, 3 as the date of first airing of the concert special, and that the DVD will be offered during pledge drive as a thank you to PBS subscribers.

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