VH1 Announces 15th Anniversary Season of "Storytellers" Lineup
Thu, 17 Feb 2011 13:02:26
If you are itching to learn the origins of "F*** You," or "Use Somebody," then today is your lucky day, music fan. Cee-Lo Green, Death Cab for Cutie, Kings of Leon, Maxwell, My Morning Jacket and Ray LaMontagne will be the artists featured on the 15th season of VH1's Storytellers franchise. Moving back to the show's early roots, the new season will aim to provide a truly personal showcase for some of the greatest songwriters of today. The VH1 Storytellers music specials focus on the anecdotes, artistic musings and stories that inspired the artists and their music. These performers aren't afraid to tell all as they expose the most intimate details of their creative process for the audience. Kings of Leon will kick off the new season of VH1 Storytellers beginning this May.
"With this new season we want to go back to the original idea of great singer/songwriters who you don't see on TV very often talking to a small audience about their inspirations – where the songs come from," said Bill Flanagan, Executive Producer. "'VH1 Storytellers started with artists like Paul Simon, Elvis Costello and Tom Waits. It feels right to put the spotlight now on singer/songwriters like Jim James of My Morning Jacket and Ray LaMontagne. These are the greats of this generation."
VH1 Storytellers is a VH1 original series in which a singer/songwriter performs and tells stories in front of an intimate audience about their life in the industry, writing lyrics, playing with other musicians and their career. The series started in 1996 with Ray Davies. Since then, episodes have featured David Bowie, Kanye West, Bruce Springsteen, Mary J. Blige, Green Day, Elton John, Coldplay, Jay-Z, Billy Joel, Pearl Jam, Dixie Chicks, Johnny Cash, Foo Fighters, John Mayer and Christina Aguilera among many others.
Are you looking forward to this season of VH1 Storytellers? What artists would you like to see profiled on the series?