‘American Music Spotlight’ TV Show Features Widespread Panic, Greensky Bluegrass & More


New documentary-style live music television series American Music Spotlight premiered its first episode earlier this week on DirectTV4K. Widespread Panic, Yonder Mountain String Band and Greensky Bluegrass will be among the acts featured in future episodes.

“This series aims to be the craft-beer of music shows,” said creator Adam Paul of 7 Cinematics in a statement. “We’re keeping it authentic and not mass-produced, with lots of flavors and textures that make it feel homegrown and very intimate.” In addition to concert footage, each episode of American Music Spotlight features interviews with venue historians and band members. Later this year, episodes will also air on Nashville’s “The Circle” network.

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YMSB’s performance at Knoxville’s Bijou Theatre is featured in the next episode on March 3. Then, Widespread Panic’s visit to The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, New York will be the focus of an installment set to air on March 10 before the following episode on March 17 spotlights Greensky’s show at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium. After that, episodes featuring Shovels & Rope, Robert Earl Keen, The Marcus King Band, Steep Canyon Rangers, Ryan Bingham, Sam Bush, Tyler Childers and The Allman Betts Band.


Checkout the schedule for Season 1 below:

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