VH1 Storytellers

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VH1 Storytellers
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Created byVH1
Country of originUnited States
Production
Running time60 minutes
Release
Original networkVH1
Original release1996 (1996) –
2015 (2015)

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.

As of February 2016,[citation needed] 98 episodes have aired, and many of the performances have subsequently been released on CD or DVD. "Best of" collections have also been released.

Performers[edit]

VH1 Storytellers[edit]

Episode Name Date
01 Ray Davies February 6, 1996
02 Jackson Browne September 6, 1996
03 Elvis Costello Jun 16, 1996
04 Lyle Lovett Jun 23, 1996
05 Sting Jul 15, 1996
06 The Black Crowes Aug 27, 1996
07 Melissa Etheridge Sep 13, 1996
08 Garth Brooks Oct 20, 1996
09 Bee Gees Nov 25, 1996
10 James Taylor Mar 26, 1997
11 Phil Collins Apr 14, 1997
12 Willie Nelson & Johnny Cash December 5, 1997
13 John Fogerty June 6, 1997
14 Counting Crows December 8, 1997
15 Billy Joel January 9, 1997
16 Elton John Sep 19, 1997
17 Paul Simon Oct 20, 1997
18 Sarah McLachlan with Paula Cole Jan 29, 1998
19 Shawn Colvin Mar 27, 1998
20 Rod Stewart Apr 28, 1998
21 Culture Club May 2, 1998
22 Bonnie Raitt December 5, 1998
23 Ringo Starr May 13, 1998
24 Hanson Jun 27, 1998
25 Stevie Nicks Aug 18, 1998
26 Sheryl Crow Aug 20, 1998
27 Natalie Merchant Sep 14, 1998
28 John Mellencamp January 10, 1998
29 Meat Loaf May 10, 1998
30 R.E.M. Oct 23, 1998
31 Tori Amos Oct 24, 1998
32 Tony Bennett and Backstreet Boys Oct 25, 1998
33 Dave Matthews Featuring Tim Reynolds Mar 24, 1999
34 Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers Mar 31, 1999
35 Tom Waits January 4, 1999
36 Jewel September 6, 1999
37 The Pretenders Jun 25, 1999
38 Alanis Morissette Jul 26, 1999
45 Def Leppard Jul 26, 1999
46 David Bowie Aug 23, 1999
47 Lenny Kravitz Aug 22, 1999
48 Wyclef Jean And Friends July 9, 1999
49 Eurythmics Aug 28, 1999
50 Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young Feb 18, 2000
51 Steely Dan January 2, 2000
52 Don Henley Feb 19, 2000
53 Pete Townshend Apr 26, 2000
54 The Best of Storytellers 2000
55 Stone Temple Pilots August 3, 2000
56 Bon Jovi Sep 22, 2000
57 No Doubt October 8, 2000
58 Duran Duran Jun 25, 2000
59 The Smashing Pumpkins Aug 24, 2000
60 A tribute to The Doors Sep 26, 2000
61 Matchbox Twenty January 6, 2001
62 Travis August 6, 2001
63 Electric Light Orchestra Jun 15, 2001
64 Billy Idol Jun 22, 2001
65 Train & Fuel July 9, 2001
66 Goo Goo Dolls February 6, 2002
67 Robert Plant Jul 14, 2002
68 Green Day May 6, 2005
69 Bruce Springsteen Apr 23, 2005
70 Coldplay August 6, 2005
71 Dave Matthews Band Sep 13, 2005
72 Pearl Jam January 7, 2006
73 Dixie Chicks Oct 28, 2006
74 Jay-Z August 11, 2007
75 Mary J. Blige Feb 25, 2008
76 Snoop Dogg Mar 31, 2008
77 Kid Rock Nov 27, 2008
78 Kanye West Feb 28, 2009
79 ZZ Top Jun 27, 2009
80 Foo Fighters Nov 27, 2009
81 John Mayer October 12, 2009
82 Christina Aguilera May 5, 2010
83 Infant Sorrow April 6, 2010
84 T.I. October 12, 2010
85 Kings of Leon May 13, 2011
86 Cee-Lo Green May 20, 2011
87 Death Cab for Cutie May 27, 2011
88 My Morning Jacket March 6, 2011
89 Ray LaMontagne October 6, 2011
90 Maxwell Jun 17, 2011
91 Jill Scott December 5, 2012
92 Jason Mraz January 6, 2012
93 Norah Jones August 6, 2012
94 Grace Potter and the Nocturnals Jun 15, 2012
95 Taylor Swift November 11, 2012
96 Alicia Keys December 11, 2012
97 P!nk Nov 13, 2012
98 Ed Sheeran Jan 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]

MTV Japan Storytellers[edit]

Episode Name Date
01 Scandal Oct 21, 2017

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Meat Loaf's "Storytellers" Tour Extended Through January". livedaily.com. December 7, 1999. Archived from the original on May 17, 2008. Retrieved June 27, 2008.

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