Sessions at West 54th
Sessions at West 54th was an American television program that featured music performances, and was in some ways a pop music variation on the theme set by the long-lived Austin City Limits, though the featured musicians represented a number of musical genres. It was called Sessions at West 54th because it was taped at Sony Music Studios on West 54th Street in Manhattan. It was produced for public television syndicator American Program Service (APS) (now American Public Television, Boston) and was carried on many public television stations. It first aired in most places on July 5, 1997, when it was included in the Saturday late-night lineup of stations covering 85% of the country. After the program ended, an edited for commercial television version also aired on the commercial Trio cable television network.
It was first hosted by radio disc jockey Chris Douridas of KCRW in Santa Monica, California, while former Talking Heads frontman David Byrne took over hosting duties during the second season and John Hiatt was the host during the third, and final, season.
- The Best of Sessions at West 54th Volume 1 - Columbia Music Video
- The Best of Sessions at West 54th Volume 2 - Columbia Music Video
- Ben Folds Five - Live at Sessions at West 54th - Epic Music Video
- John Prine - Live at Sessions at West 54th - Oh Boy Records Music Video
- Keb' Mo' - Sessions at West 54th: Recorded Live in New York
- Neil Finn - Sessions at West 54th
- Steve Behrens (June 23, 1997). With public TV's new Saturday night concerts, younger viewers can 'eavesdrop' on diverse musicians at work. Current.