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Music lovers, are you in a bit of a panic now that Sundance Channel’s spectacular Spectacle: Elvis Costello With… is ticking down its final episodes of the season?
It’s BIO to the rescue! The net invites Chris Isaak fans, music aficionados and anyone interested in TV with a soul to become part of Isaak’s heart-shaped world via its new original series, The Chris Isaak Hour — hosted by the Wicked Gamesman himself. The hourlong show will air Thursday nights, beginning February 26 at 10pm ET/11pm PT.
Isaak will interview his guests in an intimate studio setting and also get them to perform their own material and the songs of those who inspired them — either in a spontaneous acoustical performance, or onstage with their full band.
“On my show, artists get to talk … and the sound is always great,” the artist said of his new enterprise. “On most TV shows, artists are asked one question at the end of the show and the sound is a bit shaky. I also get to share in the thrill of meeting and performing with great artists like Glen Campbell one week and Michael Bublé the next. I’m having a blast.”
The series’ Feb. 26 premiere will feature Trisha Yearwood, and Isaak’s first-ever performance of Breaking Apart, a duet from his new album “Mr. Lucky,” which is scheduled to be released on Reprise Records when the show debuts.
In addition to Campbell and Bublé, future episodes will feature Stevie Nicks, Smashing Pumpkins, Chicago and Yusuf Islam.
Uh, that’s the artist formerly Cat Stevens for you young’uns.