STAR STUDDED SEASON FEATURES GARY CLARK JR.,
JACK JOHNSON, NICK LOWE, NICK MASON, SEAL AND STEVE EARLE
Interviewers include Jimmie Vaughan, G. Love, Jim Nelson, David Frick, David Simon, and Amy Thompson
The third season of public television’s critically acclaimed conversation series
Speakeasy will begin to air around the country on the World Channel beginning
Sunday, January 28 th at 7pm. The episodes feature beloved musicians, Grammy
Awards winners, and iconic artists sharing intimate details of their lives and the
experiences that have helped shape their career and include never before told stories
from Gary Clark Jr., Jack Johnson, Nick Lowe, Nick Mason, Steve Earle, and Seal.
Full episodes will also be available at www.speakeasytalks.com
This season of Speakeasy sheds light on some iconic musicians and the inspiration that
has brought them to where they are today. Gary Clark Jr. discusses his early days of
performing and developing a friendship with Jimmie Vaughan. Three-time Grammy
Award winning singer songwriter Steve Earle is joined by David Simon to share his
love of storytelling through song and how politics influence his music. Famed Pink Floyd
drummer Nick Mason speaks with David Fricke about the early days of the band,
groupies, and the legacy that he has helped create. Singer/songwriter Jack Johnson is
joined by his good friend and collaborator G. Love and iconic singer/songwriter,
musician, and producer Nick Lowe is joined by GQ Editor in Chief Jim Nelson. In the
season finale, Seal and his longtime manager Amy Thompson reminisce on his
illustrious career and the release of his 10 th studio album.
About Front and Center Entertainment:
Front and Center Entertainment, LLC produces the popular music performance television series Front
and Center as well as the groundbreaking talk show Speakeasy and the monthly series MTV Live: Setlist.
Since 2012 Front and Center has presented an eclectic mix of Grammy, Country Music Association,
American Music and Academy of Country Music Award winners, rock icons and multi-platinum sellers
including Keith Urban, Steven Tyler, Cyndi Lauper, Counting Crows, Rob Thomas, and The Avett
Brothers. Speakeasy, which began airing in January 2015, features an iconic talent chatting intimately
with an interviewer of their choice. Included are conversations with Roger Waters and Bill Weir, David
Crosby and Wynton Marsalis, Nile Rodgers and Valerie Simpson, and Robbie Robertson with Warren
Zanes. MTV Live: Setlist spotlights rising artists spanning multiple genres including St. Paul & the Broken Bones, Dua Lipa, and Muna.
American Public Television (APT) is the leading syndicator of high-quality, top-rated programming to the nation’s public television stations. For more than 10 years, APT distributed one-third or more of the top 100 highest-rated public television titles in the U.S. Founded in 1961, among its 250 new program titles per year, APT programs include prominent documentaries, performance, news and current affairs
programs, dramas, how-to programs, children’s series and classic movies. America’s Test Kitchen From
Cook’s Illustrated, Cook’s Country, AfroPoP, Rick Steves’ Europe, Chris Kimball’s Milk Street Television,
Front and Center, Doc Martin, Nightly Business Report, Midsomer Murders, A Place to Call Home, Lidia’s Kitchen, Globe Trekker, New Orleans Cooking with Kevin Belton, Simply Ming, and P. Allen Smith’s Garden Home are a sampling of APT’s programs, considered some of the most popular on public
television. APT licenses programs internationally through its APT Worldwide service. Now in its 13th year, Create®TV — featuring the best of public television’s lifestyle programming — is distributed by American Public Television. APT also distributes WORLD™, public television’s premier news, science and documentary channel. To find out more about APT’s programs and services, visit APTonline.org.
About World Channel:
The WORLD Channel delivers the best of public television’s nonfiction, news and
documentary programming. The channel features original content by and about diverse communities to
U.S. audiences through local public television stations and streaming online at worldchannel.org. WORLD reached 33.3 million unique viewers 18+ last year (52% adults 18-49) and over-indexes in key diversity demographics. WORLD is programmed by WGBH/Boston, in partnership with American Public Television and WNET/New York, and in association with PBS and National Educational Telecommunications Association. Major Funding for the WORLD Channel is provided by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. For more information about The WORLD Channel, visit www.worldchannel.org.