Iowa PBS presents Studio 3 LIVE

An image of Elizabeth Moen performing on the Studio 3 LIVE set. She has long red hair, is wearing a red long-sleeved dress and is playing a guitar while singing into a microphone. In the background, a bald man with a beard is seated playing the drums.

Join Iowa PBS as local, regional and national artists take the stage to perform original sets and share their musical journeys. Studio 3 LIVE will premiere on the statewide network Friday, January 19 at 8:30 p.m., bringing new and diverse music to Iowans.

Episodes will premiere weekly Fridays at 8:30 p.m. on Iowa PBS and the PBS App. Hosted by Mickey Davis, each episode features interview segments woven throughout the program to learn about each performer, their creative process and what drives them to make their music.

“We’ve brought a really diverse sound to the Studio 3 LIVE stage. There’s everything from roots rock and folk music to funk and jazz-inspired hip-hop — there are even some artists that are difficult to pin down to a genre,” said Davis. “Beyond music and genres, I want to peel back the curtain for audiences to really understand what it means to be a musician. Getting to sit down with these artists and discuss their craft has been an amazing experience”

With performances and interviews recorded at the Iowa PBS studios in Johnston, Studio 3 LIVE will include ten, one-hour episodes featuring a range of musical styles and genres. Artists and bands featured in the first season include Elizabeth Moen, James Tutson and The Rollback, Adeem the Artist, The NOLA Jazz Band, Bassel & The Supernaturals, Sen Morimoto, Avey Grouws Band, William Elliot Whitmore, Bad Bad Hats and Neptune’s Core. A special episode, Studio 3 LIVE: Best of Season 1 will air Friday, February 23 at 9 p.m. as part of Festival 2024.

“The throughline uniting all of these artists is that they know what they want to say onstage and they know how to use music to convey it,” said Davis. “Music often has the ability to convey emotion and create connections that language in itself does not, and I can’t wait for the audiences to experience all that Studio 3 LIVE has to offer.”

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