American Music Spotlight, a new documentary-style TV series, will focus on some of our favorite artists for its first season this Spring.
Airing on DirecTV4k (and later this year on Nashville’s newest network, Circle), American Music Spotlight will highlight some of the best and brightest (though often under-the-radar) acts on the road today by focusing on specific live performances and artist interviews.
The first season of the show will feature episodes focusing on Dawes, Yonder Mountain String Band, Widespread Panic, Greensky Bluegrass, Shovels and Rope, The Marcus King Band, Steep Canyon Rangers, Sam Bush, Tyler Childers, The Allman Betts Band, and more.
“This series aims to be the craft-beer of music shows,” explains the show’s creator, Adam Paul of 7 Cinematics, in a press release. “We’re keeping it authentic and not mass-produced, with lots of flavors and textures on both the theaters and the bands.”
Paul’s production crew leaned on Hollywood-style techniques, shooting in 4K on RED Cameras with Zeiss cinematic lenses to create an enveloping visual experience not found elsewhere on TV. Watch a trailer for the show below:
American Music Spotlight – Season 1 Trailer
The first episode of American Music Spotlight, which focused on a Dawes performance at The National in Richmond, VA, aired this past Tuesday. For a full list of the season 1 schedule and episode topics, see below. For more information on American Music Spotlight, follow the show’s Facebook page.
American Music Spotlight – Season One Schedule
Episode 1 – 2/24/20 – Dawes at The National in Richmond, VA
Episode 2 – 3/3/20 – Yonder Mountain String Band at The Bijou Theatre in Knoxville, TN
Episode 3 – 3/10/20 – Widespread Panic at The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, NY
Episode 4 – 3/17/20 – Greensky Bluegrass at The Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, TN
Episode 5 – 3/24/20 – Shovels and Rope at The Miller Theater in Augusta, GA
Episode 6 – 3/31/20 – Robert Earl Keen at The Jefferson in Charlottesville, VA
Episode 7 – 4/7/20 – The Marcus King Band at The Peace Center in Greenville, SC
Episode 8 – 4/14/20 – Steep Canyon Rangers at The Weinberg Center for the Arts in Frederick, MD
Episode 9 – 4/21/20 – Ryan Bingham at The Paramount in Austin, TX
Episode 10 – 4/28/20 – Sam Bush at The Carolina Theatre in Durham, NC
Episode 11 – 5/5/20 – Tyler Childers at The Tabernacle in Atlanta, GA
Episode 12 –5/12/20 – The Allman Betts Band at The Buckhead Theatre in Atlanta, GA
Episode 13 – 5/19/20 – The Encore: Bonus Content from Season 1