Continuing with our interest in all aspects of entertainment, we completed production of the first three episodes of a Live Music series titled, StayTuned, hosted by actor Peter Coyote. Based on the one-hour film produced by Kuri Productions, the essence of this series is capturing the experience of live music in actual major music venues. The pilot features the Disney recording artists Leftover Salmon, a hugely popular Colorado Jam Band. Episode 2 features Legendary Blues artist John Hammond, recorded at the Great American Music Hall in San Francisco, doing a concert of his PointBlank/Virgin release of Tom Waits originals titled, Wicked Grin. Episode 3 features Platinum recording artists, the Squirrel Nut Zippers, also on Disney.
Legendary blues man T Bone Burnett wrote, "John Hammond is a master...He is a virtuoso. A Conjurer...A Modernist...John is in a very small circle of men with a guitar and a harmonica. Jimmy Reed, Howlin' Wolf, Bob Dylan. The guitar is an orchestra. He's sending messages. Storytelling. All mystery. Protection. The language goes out through the night...The Big Boom. Boom the room. Gone, Johnny, gone."
Both an innovator and traditionalist, Charlie Musselwhite has been respectfully pushing the limits of the blues since his first recording for Vanguard Records in 1966. Charlie has performed and recorded with legends of the blues including Muddy Waters, Big Joe Williams, and John Lee Hooker, as well as contemporary artists Bonnie Raitt and INXS. Recognized as one of the country's premier blues men, Charlie's harp playing has won him six WC Handy Awards for "Best Blues Harmonica," as well as the 1995 Handy for "Best Blues Band," and his last two releases have received Grammy nominations. Charlie has also been featured on Saturday Night Live, Late Night with David Letterman, CBS This Morning, and Live from the House of Blues. His album, Rough News (Virgin/pointblank), features traditional blues as well the Brazilian influenced "Feel It In Your Heart," continuing in the Musselwhite tradition of expanding the boundaries of the blues.
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StayTunedTV.tv has been developed as a rich source of concert video, video biographies on the artists, historical video of entertainment destinations illustrating their beginnings, master classes with virtuosos, discussions of musical origins with masters of the art,and the latest concert / performance videos from our artists.
Staytunedtv.tv is currently being viewed in over 75 countries. All genres of music will be covered from all corners of the globe making this site the finest source for all things music.
The sub channels currently in development include Talk4Teens.com. Talk to Me is the title of a documentary EEI produced and audience tested. The concept is a round table, live in feel, peer discussion between 8 to 12 people who freely interact to each other's stated personal/ social issue. The audience testing of the one-hour pilot convinced EEI that the concept of the one-hour documentary worked, but that the real audience for this, both in terms of subjects and in viewers, is teenagers. Talk4Teens.com will follow the same format as the pilot. A twenty-something moderator would be involved. Guest participants who have established names from the worlds of entertainment or sports, also acting in advisory roles, is planned. The program will commence production locally then begin moving from region to region of the country to expand its audience, and expand the issue discussion to a broader number of cultural centers. It is our desire to take the concept out globally so Talk4Teens.com brings teens from all areas of the globe to the table to discuss relevant issues.