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OpenAir and Colorado Public Television Set to Debut Season 2 of ‘OpenAir Live & Local’

DENVER, Colo. Sept. 29, 2015Colorado Public Television (CPT12, Channel 12 PBS) and OpenAir, Colorado Public Radio’s new-music service, announce Season 2 of “OpenAir Live & Local,” with 12 all new episodes that celebrate the state’s vibrant music scene with performances by local artists.

Season 2 debuts Saturday, Oct. 3 at 9:30 p.m. on CPT12. Throughout the season, OpenAir hosts Mike Flanagan, Jessi Whitten and Alisha Sweeney will serve as guides to the local music scene, sharing insight about Colorado musicians and their influence alongside interviews and performances filmed in the CPR Performance Studio, Colorado Public Radio’s intimate, state-of-the-art recording space.

“’OpenAir Live & Local’ supports music discovery, connecting Coloradans to the CPR Performance Studio and the hundreds of local musicians who have recorded exclusive OpenAir sessions as part of Colorado’s music community,” said CPR’s Chief Content Officer Doug Clifton. “We’re thrilled to be collaborating on another season with CPT12 to feature the local artists who are generating acclaim and putting Colorado on the map as a major music destination, including Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats, Strawberry Runners, Elephant Revival, Tennis, SHEL and many more.”

“OpenAir Live & Local” is part of CPT12’s Saturday night music lineup that includes “Austin City Limits,” “Live From the Artists Den” and CPT12’s original music program, “Sounds on 29th.”

"This great partnership with ‘OpenAir Live & Local’ affirms our commitment to the local music scene,” said Heather Dalton, Executive Producer and Creative Services Manager for CPT12. "From ‘Teletunes’ to ‘Sounds on 29th,’ Colorado Public Television has been devoted to Colorado music for over 30 years. The successful and ongoing collaboration between OpenAir and CPT12 is a further investment in our thriving arts community. This innovative series is a great way to document a very exciting time in our collective musical history while showcasing the best and brightest Colorado musicians."

The full schedule of performances featuring Colorado artists includes:

"OpenAir Live & Local" Season 2

Episode 1 - Oct. 3         

Tennis - Never Work for Free  

Ark Life - She  

Paper Bird - Parade

Clouds and Mountains - Here Again  

Elephant Revival - The Obvious  

Episode 2 – Oct. 10               

Chris Daniels & the Kings (featuring Freddi Gowdy) - Funky to the Bone

Esme Patterson - What Do You Call a Woman

Centennial  (RV Session) - The War

Ivory Circle - Abandoned

Poets Row - I’ll Be Here 

Episode 3 – Oct. 17

Nathaniel Rateliff & Night Sweats - I Just Want to Thank You  

SHEL- Call It Blindness or Call it Love

Glowing House - Your Own Devices  

Steele and Colfax - Somethings Got Me Sprung  

Chella and the Charm - December   

Episode 4 – Oct. 31

Sawmill Joe (RV Session) - Then and There  

Strange Americans - Blood is Gold  

Edison - New York  

Land Lines - Help  

Josh Moorehead and the Guestlist - Free From it All  

Episode 5 – Nov. 7 

Zach Heckendorf - High Force  

The Still Tide - Field of Bells  

Stelth Ulvang - Song for Jack  

Strawberry Runners - Hatcher Creek  

Elephant Revival - Birds and Stars  

Episode 6 – Nov. 14                 

Tennis - Timothy  

The Congress - This Ain’t Livin  

Blue Rider - Year of the Horse  

Gregory Alan Isakov - That Moon Song

Ivory Circle - We Will Run

Episode 7 – Nov. 21

Esme Patterson - Come See Me  

Paper Bird - Ticonderoga  

Chimney Choir - You and I  

Robert Louis Cole - Just Enough  

Episode 8 – Dec. 19

Nathaniel Rateliff (RV Session) - Wasting Time  

Shady Elders - The Night Air  

Two Tone Wolf Pack - Pine Box  

Paul Kimbris - Bring Out Your Dead  

The Other Black - Ain’t Got  

Episode 9 – Dec. 26

Tennis - Bad Girls  

Zach Heckendorf - Take Time  

SHEL - Shadow  

Rose Quartz - Medicine  

The Centennial (RV Session) - I Can relate   

Episode 10 – Jan. 2     

Stelth Ulvang - Carl Sagan  

Chris Daniels & the Kings (featuring Freddi Gowdy) - Dance, Dance, Dance  

Flobots - Mayday!!  

Sawmill Joe (RV Session) - Dysmas  

Episode 11 – Jan. 9

Snake Rattle Rattle Snake - Fire

Anthony Ruptak - Hooks and Ropes  

Esme Patterson - The Diamond Song  

Mike Clark and the Sugar Sound (RV Session) - Come Back My Way  

Strawberry Runners - Garden Hose

Episode 12 – Jan. 23                     

Nathaniel Rateliff & Night Sweats - I’ve Been Failing You  

Instant Empire - Neighbor Girl  

In the Whale (RV Session) - My Girlfriend  

Katie Herzig “Frequencies”  

Denver Broncos UK - In San Francisco Bay  

Follow OpenAir on Facebook and Twitter for more updates and subscribe to the OpenAir YouTube channel to watch past episodes, catch up on the series or to check out other musicians who’ve recorded OpenAir sessions in the CPR Performance Studio.

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