Review of Richard Thompson by Rock Guitar Daily

Tony Conley recently review Front And Center for his blog, “Rock Guitar Daily”- most specifically, our episode featuring Richard Thompson. Here’s an excerpt: “The production of Front and Center is stunning – let’s start with the audio since we are talking about a show that presents musicians playing live music. I’m rather, shall I say, picky about how I listen to music. Once it leaves my computer (if that is the source), the signal hits an ancient low wattage, but remarkable soulful Marantz model 1030 console stereo amplifier which in turn feeds the signal into a pair of equally ancient Radio Shack Nova 8B speaker cabinets – lest the name Radio Shack makes you skeptical, these beauties were built in the company’s custom shop in…

People.com exclusive: Dierks Bentley Reveals the Real Story Behind ‘Drunk on a Plane’

From People.com October 15, 2014 By Laura Lane Of all the things you might want to do in your lifetime, being drunk on a plane with Dierks Bentley is likely up there on your list. And the country hunk sings about an alcohol-fueled flight in the clouds in his No. 1 “Drunk on a Plane,” which he performs on the Oct. 18 airing of Front and Center, as part of the 10th Anniversary Celebration of the CMA’s Songwriter Series. In the exclusive Front and Center clip above, Bentley explains that he was dealing with a bit of writer’s block before fellow writer Josh Kear suggested the title “Drunk on a Plane.” That’s when everything changed. “I was like, ‘We gotta write that song, man,’ ”…

Front And Center Announces New Season To Debut This Month

Dierks Bentley, Counting Crows, The Fray, John Hiatt, Lady Antebellum, Paul Rodgers, Richie Sambora, Joe Satriani, Richard Thompson and Keith Urban Launch New Season of Front and Center Ten All New Shows Including a 10th Anniversary CMA Songwriters Series Debut and a Special 99th Birthday Commemorative Concert for Legendary Guitar Pioneer Les Paul September 24, 2014 (New York) –Multi-Grammy, CMA, and AMA Award winners round out the line-up for the new season of public television’s acclaimed music series Front and Center. This season marks the series’ most diverse line-up to date, including its first Country Music performances, and one-of-a-kind shows with Dierks Bentley, Counting Crows, The Fray, John Hiatt, Lady Antebellum, Paul Rodgers, Richie Sambora, Joe Satriani, Richard Thompson, and Keith Urban. “This season could…

CMA AND PUBLIC TELEVISION’S “FRONT AND CENTER” ANNOUNCE MAJOR MARKET AIR DATES FOR CONCERT SPECIALS CELEBRATING SONGS AND SONGWRITERS WITH DIERKS BENTLEY AND LADY ANTEBELLUM

The First CMA Television Events of their Kind will Feature the Music of Lady Antebellum and a Special 10th Anniversary CMA Songwriters Series Celebration with Dierks Bentley and Top Nashville Songwriters Leading up to “The 48th Annual CMA Awards” NASHVILLE – CMA Chief Executive Officer, Sarah Trahern, along with the Executive Producer of public television’s critically-acclaimed concert series “Front and Center,” Don Maggi, announced the dates that public television stations across the country will start airing two, hour-long concert specials leading up to Country Music’s Biggest Night™, “The 48th Annual CMA Awards.” The announcement was made today in New York City during a press conference to announce the final nominees for the 2014 CMA Awards. The first of the two shows will be available to…

Front And Center To Thrill Music Fans This Fall!

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Front and Center wrapped up filming for Season 4 last month, with ten all new episodes airing this fall on public television. This season’s shows were filmed throughout New York City along with special performances shot in the country music capital of the world, Nashville, TN. Front and Center would like to thank the Iridium, McKittrick Hotel and Highline Ballroom in New York City and to Nashville’s Marathon Music Works. Without them there would not be a show. Don’t forget to check out www.frontandcenter.com for more updates and airdates for your area, and follow us on Facebook and Twitter to get a chance to win tickets to future Front and Center tapings.

Win A Prize Pack From The Goo Goo Dolls

Front And Center is giving away a prize pack of goodies from Season 3 band The Goo Goo Dolls! The prize pack contains a signed CD copy of the album Magnetic, a vinyl record copy of the album Magnetic and a Goo Goo Dolls magnet/notepad. One lucky winner will be randomly chosen on Friday, August 15th. Enter To Win! * indicates required Email Address * First Name Last Name Email Format html text

Avett Brothers/ Jon Batiste/ James Blunt Air Dates

Season 3 Air Dates for Front and Center will be updated regularly. Please make sure to check back for airings in your local area. #301- Avett Brothers April 5th- New York- WLIW Saturdays at 11:10pm April 5th- Knoxville- East TN PTV Saturdays at 11pm April 5th- Austin- KRLU Saturdays at 3am April 7th- Orlando- WDSC Mondays at 10pm April 11th- W. Virginia -WV PBS Fridays at 9pm April 12th- Los Angeles- PBS SoCal Saturdays at 7pm April 13th- New York -Thirteen Late Sunday at midnight April 18th- Tulsa- KRSC Fridays at 9pm April 20th- Springfield, MA- WGBY Sundays at 11pm April 30th- Merrillville, IN (Chicago) -Lakeshore PTV Wednesdays at 9pm May 3rd- Cleveland -WVIZ Saturday into Sunday at 1am May 3rd- Indianapolis -WFYI Saturdays at…

Ginger Baker/ Christina Perri/Alt-J Air Dates

The next three episodes of Season 3 are now posted below with air dates, times and cities for your market!!   #304- Ginger Baker April 26th- New York -WLIW Saturdays at 11:10pm April 26th- Knoxville- East TN PTV Saturdays at 11pm April 26th -Austin- KRLU Saturdays at 3am April 28th- Orlando- WDSC Mondays at 10pm May 2nd -W. Virginia- WV PBS Fridays at 9pm May 3rd -Los Angeles- PBS SoCal Saturdays at 7pm May 4th- New York -Thirteen Late Sunday at midnight May 9th -Tulsa- KRSC Fridays at 9pm May 11th -Springfield, MA -WGBY Sundays at 11pm May 21st -Merrillville, IN (Chicago) -Lakeshore PTV Wednesdays at 9pm May 24th -Cleveland-WVIZ Saturday into Sunday at 1am May 24th -Indianapolis- WFYI Saturdays at 5pm May 24th -Tampa-…

Tom Odell/ Goo Goo Dolls Air Dates

The final air dates for the last two episodes of Season 3 are now listed below. Check out when they air in your town!! #310- Tom Odell June 7th -New York -WLIW Saturdays at 11:10pm June 7th- Knoxville -East TN PTV Saturdays at 11pm June 7th- Austin -KRLU Saturdays at 3am June 9th -Orlando -WDSC Mondays at 10pm June 13th -W. Virginia -WV PBS Fridays at 9pm June 14th -Los Angeles -PBS SoCal Saturdays at 7pm June 15th -New York -Thirteen Late Sunday at midnight June 20th -Tulsa -KRSC Fridays at 9pm June 22nd -Springfield, MA- WGBY Sundays at 11pm June 29th -Detroit, MI- Detroit PTV Sunday at 2:30am July 2nd -Merrillville, IN (Chicago) – Lakeshore PTV Wednesdays at 9pm July 5th -Cleveland- WVIZ Saturday…

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