Acclaimed series returns this Oct

Critically acclaimed series Front and Center, featuring intimate performances from various artists, returns to public television with a new season of seven, one-hour episodes. The series’ 11th season will feature a wide range of artists, from industry veterans Depeche Mode lead singer Dave Gahan, Mike Campbell of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers fame and Hank Williams, Jr. with The Black Keys’ Dan Auerbach; to chart toppers Gavin DeGraw and Drew Holcomb and The Neighbors; to rising stars Judah & the Lion and Lebanese-British pop star Mika. Venues range from the intimate setting of Analog at Hutton Hotel in Nashville, to the Brooklyn Bowl and the Paris Philharmonic, each uniquely connecting an artist to their fans. Season 11 debuts nationwide beginning October 15th on PBS and the series’ YouTube page, and comes as many of the artists are on the road touring, offering viewers a second or only chance to catch their live experience.

Dave Gahan & Soulsavers kick off season 11 on October 15th with covers from their very personal 2021 album, Imposter, including Eartha Kitt’s “Lilac Wine,” Neil Young’s “A Man Needs a Maid,” Nat King Cole’s “Smile,” Bob Dylan’s “Not Dark Yet,” Cat Power’s “Metal Heart,” and Elmore James’ “I Held My Baby Last Night,” plus “Personal Jesus” from Gahan’s original band.

On October 22nd, Lebanese-British pop star Mika’s sold out performance at The Paris Philharmonic with the National Orchestra of Ile-de-France will be highlighted. The episode features his debut breakout hit “Grace Kelly,” “Origin of Love,” “Toy Boy,” and more from the classically trained showman whose glittery style and emotive falsetto have earned him comparisons to Freddie Mercury.

October 29th features Mike Campbell & The Dirty Knobs, together for 20 years but touring for the first time, performing at the Brooklyn Bowl with a set list that covers the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame guitarist’s career, introducing songs with his current band, including “Wicked Mind” and “Wreckless Abandon” plus “Refugee,” “You Got Lucky” and “Runnin’ Down a Dream” from his days with Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers.

Multi-platinum singer and songwriter Gavin DeGraw brings a fusion of pop, soul, country, folk and funk to Analog at Hutton Hotel in Nashville on November 5th, performing songs from his latest, Face the River, along with hits “Follow Through,” “Chariot,” “I Don’t Want to Be” and “Not Over You.”

As Judah & the Lion, Judah Akers and Brian Macdonald bring their alternative folk sound back to their Nashville roots at Analog at Hutton Hotel on November 12th, performing “Suit and Jacket,” “Take it All Back,” and more including covers of Blink-182’s “All the Small Things” and Tom Petty’s “I Won’t Back Down.”

The Americana band Drew Holcomb and The Neighbors give an intimate performance at Analog at Hutton Hotel in Nashville on November 19th of “What Would I Do Without You,” “Dragons,” “American Beauty” and more.

Country blues legend Hank Williams Jr. wraps the season on November 26th as he’s joined by special guest/producer Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys for a concert of songs from his latest release, Rich White Honky Blues including “.44 Special Blues” and classics by Robert Johnson, Lightnin’ Hopkins, R.L. Burnside and more.