VH1 Storytellers

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This article is about the television music series. For other uses, see VH1 Storytellers (disambiguation).
VH1 Storytellers
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Created by VH1
Country of origin United States
Production
Running time 60 minutes
Release
Original channel VH1
Original release 1996 – present

Storytellers is a television music series produced by the VH1 network.

In each episode artists perform in front of a (mostly small and intimate) live audience, and tell stories about their music, writing experiences and memories, somewhat similar to MTV Unplugged. The show started in 1996 with a broadcast of Ray Davies, during his "Storyteller" tour, and took its name from this first show.

Over 80 episodes have aired, and many of the performances have subsequently been released on CD or DVD. "Best of" collections have also been released.

List of artists who have performed on VH1 Storytellers[edit]

Episode Name Date
01 Ray Davies 02-20-1996
02 Jackson Browne 04-18-1996
03 Elvis Costello 05-29-1996
04 Sting 07-15-1996
05 The Black Crowes 08-27-1996
06 Melissa Etheridge 09-13-1996
07 Lyle Lovett 06-23-1996
08 Garth Brooks 10-20-1996
09 Bee Gees 11-25-1996
10 James Taylor 03-26-1997
11 Phil Collins 04-14-1997
12 Willie Nelson & Johnny Cash 05-12-1997
13 John Fogerty 06-06-1997
14 Counting Crows 08-12-1997
15 Billy Joel 09-01-1997
16 Elton John 09-19-1997
17 Paul Simon 10-20-1997
18 Sarah McLachlan with Paula Cole 01-29-1998
19 Shawn Colvin 03-27-1998
20 Rod Stewart 04-28-1998
21 Culture Club 05-02-1998
22 Bonnie Raitt 05-12-1998
23 Ringo Starr 05-13-1998
24 Hanson 06-27-1998
25 Stevie Nicks 08-18-1998
26 Sheryl Crow 08-20-1998
27 Natalie Merchant 09-14-1998
28 John Mellencamp 10-01-1998
29 Meat Loaf 10-05-1998
30 R.E.M. 10-23-1998
31 Tori Amos 10-24-1998
32 Tony Bennett and Backstreet Boys 10-25-1998
33 Dave Matthews Featuring Tim Reynolds 03-24-1999
34 Tom Petty 03-31-1999
35 Tom Waits 04-01-1999
36 Jewel 06-09-1999
37 The Pretenders 06-25-1999
38 Alanis Morissette 07-26-1999
45 Def Leppard 07-26-1999
46 David Bowie 08-23-1999
47 Lenny Kravitz 08-22-1999
48 Wyclef Jean And Friends 09-07-1999
49 Eurythmics 08-28-1999
50 Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young 02-18-2000
51 Steely Dan 02-01-2000
52 Don Henley 02-19-2000
53 Pete Townshend 2000
54 The Best of Storytellers 2000
55 Stone Temple Pilots 03-08-2000
56 Bon Jovi 09-22-2000
57 No Doubt 08-10-2000
58 Duran Duran 06-25-2000
59 The Smashing Pumpkins 08-24-2000
60 A tribute to The Doors 09-26-2000
61 Matchbox Twenty 02-09-2001
62 Billy Idol 04-19-2001
63 Travis 2001
64 Electric Light Orchestra 04-20-2001
65 Train & Fuel 06-17-2001
66 Goo Goo Dolls 04-12-2001
67 Robert Plant 07-14-2002
68 Green Day 06-05-2005
69 Bruce Springsteen 04-23-2005
70 Coldplay 2005
71 Dave Matthews Band 2005
72 Pearl Jam 07-01-2006
73 Dixie Chicks 10-28-2006
74 Jay-Z 11-08-2007
75 Mary J. Blige 02-25-2008
76 Snoop Dogg 2008
77 Kid Rock 11-27-2008
78 Kanye West 02-28-2009
79 ZZ Top 06-27-2009
80 Foo Fighters 11-27-2009
81 John Mayer 12-10-2009
82 Christina Aguilera 05-05-2010
83 T.I. 12-10-2010
84 Kings of Leon 05-13-2011
85 Cee-Lo Green 05-20-2011
86 Death Cab for Cutie 05-27-2011
87 My Morning Jacket 06-03-2011
88 Ray LaMontagne 06-10-2011
89 Maxwell 06-17-2011
90 Jill Scott 05-12-2012
91 Jason Mraz 06-01-2012
92 Norah Jones 06-08-2012
93 Grace Potter and the Nocturnals 06-15-2012
94 Taylor Swift 11-11-2012
95 Alicia Keys 11-12-2012
96 P!nk 11-13-2012
97 Ed Sheeran 01-24-2015

Meat Loaf enjoyed the show so much that he bought the stage decorations from VH-1 and went on to do a "Storytellers" tour in 1998/1999.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Meat Loaf's "Storytellers" Tour Extended Through January". livedaily.com. 1999-12-07. Retrieved 2008-06-27. 

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