BYUtv’s original new TV series, The Song That Changed My Life, tells the story behind an artist’s inspiration and reveals the song that changed the direction of their life.
On Monday, April 16 at 7:30pm MT/9:30pm ET (replays at 10:30 MT/12:30 a.m. ET), the latest episode of this new series features folksy-pop duo Jack and White. Brooke White, an American Idol alum and finalist, has built a reputation as an innovator in the new singer/songwriter movement and is considered by some to be a young Carole King. Quickly gaining popularity, this duo has introduced acoustic pop to folk sounds, lending their powerful harmonies, and compelling lyrical stories to sustain an intriguing musical relationship in the tradition of California-country rock like Fleetwood Mac and The Eagles.
The Song That Changed My Life includes candid conversations, informal interviews, never-before-seen rehearsal footage and performance, offering an intimate view into an artist’s creative process and how that one pivotal piece of music inspires and continues to motivate their careers.
Future episodes will feature:
• 4/23: Fictionist - Marrying majestic harmonies and unforgettable pop hooks, Indie pop bassist Stuart Maxfield and keyboardist Jacob Jones collide 70’s era harmonies with gritty guitar licks and lyrical song twists.
• 5/16: Sixpence None the Richer - Named in honor of a passage from C.S. Lewis' Mere Christianity, the Texas-based Contemporary Christian Music band Sixpence None the Richer is most well-known for their 1998 hit single “Kiss Me”. The band later found fame for their covers of the La’s “There She Goes” and Crowded House’s classic hit, “Don’t Dream It’s Over.” Following a long hiatus, Sixpence is scheduled to release a new album titled Lost in Translation in July 2012.
• 7/2: Over the Rhine - This Ohio-based pop folk band is made up of husband-and-wife team pianist/guitarist/bassist Linford Detweiler and vocalist/guitarist Karin Bergquist. Known for creating albums that reflect chapters of their lives, this duo has shared the stage with Bob Dylan, John Prine, Adrian Belew, Squeeze, Ani DiFranco, My Morning Jacket, Hem, and toured as "adjunct" members of Cowboy Junkies. Over the Rhine is currently on tour in the U.S.
• 7/9: Dar Williams - A major force in the New England pop scene, this singer-songwriter was described by Hendrik Hertzberg of the The New Yorker as "one of America’s very best singer-songwriters.” Williams performs frequently at folk festivals and has toured with Shawn Colvin, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Ani DiFranco and Joan Baez. She released her latest album, In the Time of Gods, in April 2012.
Previous episodes of The Song That Changed My Life invited viewers behind-the-scenes with Tony award-winning Broadway star Lea Salonga, Grammy award-winning singer/songwriter Duncan Sheik and indie hymns revival group, The Lower Lights. If you missed these programs, the Lea Salonga show will air again on Monday, June 25; the Duncan Sheik episode can be seen on Monday, May 7 and Monday, June 18; and The Lower Lights program will be repeated on Monday, June 4. All reruns will be shown at 7:30pm MT/9:30pm ET on BYUtv. http://byutv.org/show/db9ba6d6-665b-4f36-8043-c6e173cc7623