Updated Tue, Apr 2, 2013 1:13 pm
From the producers of Soundstage, FRONT ROW CENTER features an eclectic mix of Grammy®-winning, multi-platinum selling, chart-topping artists that span genres and generations. The 10-part series includes performances by the recently reunited Beach Boys, Train, Phil Collins, The Secret Sisters featuring T-Bone Burnett, Elvis Costello and Jakob Dylan, Colbie Caillat, Moby, Cheap Trick, O.A.R. and Richard Marx. The inaugural season concludes with a special celebrating the 50th anniversary of the first Beach Boys recording.
Saturday, April 6
“The Beach Boys: Doing it Again”
The legendary group reunites to celebrate their 50th anniversary (2012) with a look back at their career featuring never-before-seen archival concert footage, performances from their anniversary tour plus the recording of their new album That’s Why God Made The Radio.
Saturday, April 13
“T-Bone Burnett Presents: The Secret Sisters with Elvis Costello and Jakob Dylan”
The Secret Sisters, singing siblings Laura and Lydia Rogers, showcase their beautiful harmonies and classic country/folk sound in a supper club atmosphere performing originals from their recent self-titled album as well as some of their favorite covers. They are joined by legendary guests T-Bone Burnett, Elvis Costello and Jakob Dylan.
Saturday, April 20
Armed simply with her dusky vocals and acoustic guitar, this episode highlights her homespun music. In this performance, she sings her first hit single, “Bubbly,” as well as the love-stricken “Realize.” Caillat continues to impress with her sweet lyrics in “Fallin’ For You” and falls back in love when she performs “I Never Told You.”
Saturday, April 27
“Phil Collins: Going Back - Live at the Roseland Ballroom”
This very personal concert sees Phil Collins take his superb 2010 release Going Back into the live arena for the first time, faithfully recreating the soul and Motown sounds that he loved as a teenager. His band includes three of Motown’s original backing band The Funk Brothers: Bob Babbitt on bass and guitarists Eddie Willis and Ray Monette, as well as two stalwarts of Genesis live shows: Chester Thompson on drums and Darryl Stuermer on guitars.