Music show

Blue Ridge PBS launches new music show

Blue Ridge PBS is launching a new music show featuring international artists in “Life of a Musician” which will be hosted by Danville artist Brandon Lee Adams.

“The Life of a Musician” will premiere on Roanoke-based Blue Ridge PBS on Saturday, October 15, 2022 at 9 p.m. The 13-episode first season will be viewable via broadcast but will also be available for viewing on the PBS Passport App. PBS Passport allows subscribers to download and watch episodes from smart devices throughout the season. The show will also air in Richmond, Harrisonburg and Charlottesville on VPM stations. Additionally, WCTE in Knoxville, TN and West Virginia Public Broadcasting will air the series.

“A Musician’s Life” features compelling conversations, stories and music from well-known international artists. Season one guests include John Jorgenson, guitarist for Elton John, Sting and Bob Dylan, and John McEuen, founding member of the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band. Adams himself is a very accomplished singer/songwriter/musician with two roots and bluegrass albums under his belt. He has also worked with many notable artists and musicians during his career.

Danville, VA will serve as the series’ backdrop, and each episode is filmed in very unique locations, including historic homes, hotels, and even an old gas station.

“We are very pleased with our partnership with Brandon and look forward to many more seasons of this high quality production courtesy of director and editor, Jacob Dellinger,” said William Anderson.

A preview of the series will take place this Thursday, October 6, 2022 at 7 p.m. at WF Patton House, 926 Main Street in Danville. The event will introduce members of the media to those involved in the making of the series, including executive producer and host Brandon Lee Adams, Blue Ridge PBS President and CEO William Anderson, and city officials from Danville. The event will include light hors d’oeuvres, a meet and greet, and a screening of the first episode, featuring John Jorgenson. To RSVP for this event, please email [email protected]

The City of Danville Office of Economic Development and Tourism is the primary underwriter for the series. Additional support is provided by Santa Cruz Guitar Company, Ear Trumpet Labs, LR Baggs, The Bee Hotel, Diamond Paper and Friends of the Old West End.

Founded in 1967, Blue Ridge PBS is the only public media company serving four million people in parts of four states. The station’s coverage area includes southern and southwestern Virginia, as well as the border counties of Tennessee, West Virginia, and North Carolina.

Blue Ridge PBS includes five broadcast channels: WBRA-TV 15.1, Southwest Virginia Public Television 15.2, PBS Kids 15.3, Create 15.4, ECHO 15.5, and three channels streamed online via YouTube: Blue Ridge Streaming, Project Southwest, and ECHO.