JESSE COOK LANDS PUBLIC TELEVISION SPECIAL

“JESSE COOK – LIVE IN CONCERT” DEBUTS ON AUGUST 12

Jesse Cook has a full plate with his eighth studio album, The Blue Guitar Sessions, to be released on September 18 in Canada (September 25 in the U.S.); a European tour; a twenty-date national Canadian tour to take place in November/December; and a sixty-date U.S. tour to take place in the new year.  In addition, August will see the airing of a new television special on select Public Television stations in the U.S.

A project that will expose Cook’s extraordinary musicianship to a wider audience, “Jesse Cook – Live in Concert” debuts on Sunday, August 12 on WMHT in Albany, NY at 9:00pm.  Jesse Cook will also make a special appearance on WMHT for an in-studio interview.  Other Public Television stations that will feature in-studio interviews with Jesse Cook include:

  • WLVT in Allentown, PA on August 14 at 7:00pm
  • CPTV in Hartford, CT on August 14 at 10:00pm
  • WQED/WQEX in Pittsburgh, PA on August 15 at 8:00pm
  • KBDI in Denver, CO on August 16 at 7:00pm
  • KBTC in Tacoma, WA on August 17 at 8:00pm
  • WPBA in Atlanta, GA on August 18 at 10:00pm

The sixty-minute concert footage was shot at the Rose Theatre in Brampton, Ontario in May, introduced at a PBS convention in Denver a few weeks later and rapidly gained momentum amongst programmers at the network stations.  More than thirty Public Television stations have signed on to broadcast the production that begins airing on August 12, 2012 and will continue through to December 2012.

“Jesse Cook – Live in Concert” will air in the following cities in the upcoming months:  WPBA in Atlanta, MD PTV in Maryland, SC Net in South Carolina, KAWE and KAWB in Minneapolis, WGBY in Springfield, KNME in Albuquerque, KBDI in Denver, KAET in Phoenix, KUAT in Tucson, KNPB in Reno, WXEL in West Palm Beach and Miami, KOCE in Los Angeles and Santa Barbara, KVCR in Palm Springs, WLVT in Allentown and Philadelphia, WTTW in Chicago, K32EO in Colorado, WTVS in Detroit, KBTC and KCKA in Seattle and Tacoma, WNPT in Nashville, CT PTV in Connecticut, WQED and WQEX in Pittsburgh, KLRN in San Antonio, KAMU in Waco, WMHT in Albany, and Oregon Net in Oregon.

For a sneak peek of “Jesse Cook – Live in Concert”, visit http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xcNvRWNzBKY


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