Live From the Artists’ Den: Ringo Starr
With Ben Harper And Relentless7
Thursday, July 8th at 11:00 p.m. on WPBT2
Since beginning his career with The Beatles in the 1960s, Ringo Starr has been one of the world’s brightest musical luminaries. He has enjoyed a successful and dynamic solo career as a singer, songwriter, drummer, active musical collaborator, and actor. Drawing inspiration from classic blues, soul, country, honky-tonk, and rock 'n' roll, Ringo continues to play an important role in modern music with his solo recording and touring most recently with his new album, Y Not.
To learn more about Ringo Starr, visit www.ringostarr.com.
One of music’s most innovative modern bluesmen, Ben Harper has also grown into one of its most dynamic live performers. A native of Pomona, California, and raised on eclectic tastes in his parents’ instrument shop, he first hit the stage as an adolescent troubadour, and has since grown into an internationally recognized concert draw. Bolstered by his new band, Relentless7 (with whom he recorded his latest album, White Lies for Dark Times), he is now considered among his generations essential voices.
To learn more about Ben Harper, visit www.benharper.com.
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Live From the Artists' Den: Tori Amos
Thursday, July 15th at 11:00 p.m. on WPBT2
Tori Amos is one of the most influential and respected artists of the modern era. The double-digit Grammy nominee has recorded 11 acclaimed studio albums (and gone platinum nearly 20 times) since emerging in the early '90s. She released two new CDs in 2009: Abnormally Attracted to Sin and her first seasonal project, Midwinter Graces.
To learn more about Tori Amos, visit www.toriamos.com.