A performance series featuring musicians Alanis Morissette, Raphael Saadiq, KT Tunstall and others will debut on many U.S. public television stations next month.
The gimmick for “Live From the Artist’s Den” is placing musicians in unusual venues. Ani DiFranco is captured at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and The Hold Steady perform at a former bank in New York.
The series is a combination of new material and shows that were recorded for an OvationTV series.
Two New York public television stations, WNET and WLIW, are producing the shows. Besides those stations, public television stations in Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Boston, Houston, Miami and elsewhere have committed to airing it.
The New York public stations, which hosted The Police for a benefit in their final concert last summer, see it as a way of attracting a younger audience.