Thanks to the WTTW (the big Chicago PBS station) email newsletter, I see to shows I'd like to see over the next few days.
Soundstage: Counting Crows and Shelby Lynne
Thursday, August 26 at 9 pm
Lead singer Adam Duritz rocks his way through an evening in which poetry seems to explode from the band's repertoire of blues/rock/country hits. Fresh off the release of their greatest hits album, "Films About Ghosts", the band reflects on its 10-year history. Grammy winner Shelby Lynne plays songs from the album that critics are calling her defining effort, "Identity Crisis"- a collection of songs she wrote and produced herself.
Soundstage is always having great musicians on and I always miss it. I'm a fan of Counting Crows and really hope I can turn this on tonight after the kids go to bed. Can't say I've heard of Shelby Lynne - maybe I've heard her music, just never remembered her name. I'll check it out.
Great Performances: Concert for George
Saturday, September 4 at 9 pm
Filmed in high-definition at London's Royal Albert Hall on the first anniversary of George Harrison's death, this two-hour special celebrated the artist's life and music with performances by a who's who of popular music, including Eric Clapton, Jeff Lynne, Paul McCartney, Tom Petty, Monty Python, Ravi Shankar, Ringo Starr and many more.
I've seen snippets of this concert before and really enjoyed it. Great music and great musicians playing with passion and love. This is also conveniently scheduled to air after the kids go to bed, thus improving the chances of me getting to watch some of it.