Mark Bryan of successful South Carolina band Hootie & the Blowfish had quite a year in 2017, from the release of his solo album "Songs of the Fortnight" with some down-home catchy rhythms and poignant songwriting to an Emmy win for his "Live at the Charleston Music Hall" series.
"Live at the Charleston Music Hall" is a half-hour concert series that takes a look at talented musicians playing the favorite local music venue, Charleston Music Hall. Bryan hosted and produced the series alongside Ashley Flowers, former Atlantic colleague and partner at Bryan's company, Chucktown Music Group.
The show includes clips of performances, sit-down interviews and conversations with the participating musicians.
It received the 2017 Southeast Emmy Award in the Arts/Entertainment category for its outstanding work in television for the region.
The series made an audio premiere on South Carolina Public Radio before being aired on South Carolina ETV. It will begin airing on PBS stations nationally this month.
Locally, it will air on Thursdays at 10 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. starting this Thursday on SCETV and Wednesdays at 11 p.m. starting Jan. 24 on the SC Channel. It will also air in locations such as San Francisco, Nashville, Cincinnati, Portland and beyond.
Eleven episodes will be featured, including featured performers Edwin McCain, Sam Bush, Elise Testone, Stop Light Observations, Sister Hazel, Toad the Wet Sprocket, Jake Shimabakuro, Parker Millsap, Sarah Jarosz, Patrick Davis & His Midnight Choir and Drivin 'N Cryin.
Discover more information at facebook.com/liveatthecharlestonmusichall.