The second season of Spectacle: Elvis Costello with.. continues on CTV on March 20th at 10:00 p.m. ET, the network said today.
Guests on the show for this season include Ron Sexsmith, Sheryl Crow, Lyle Lovett and a two part show with rock legend Bruce Springsteen.
The show's first season was well received by critics and music fans thanks to an eclectic group of performers and personalities which included Sir Elton John, the Police, Rufus Wainwright, Tony Bennett and President Bill Clinton.
Season two actually began in December when music superstars Bono and The Edge of U2 appeared on the show which was filmed at one of the most renowned musical venues in Canada, the Concert Hall at the legendary Masonic Temple. Episode one will be repeated again on April 3. The musically historic venue also plays backdrop to one an episode dedicated to the work of the host himself on April 10.
In the Season 2 premiere (March 20), host Elvis Costello is joined by guests Neko Case, Sheryl Crow, Ron Sexsmith and Jesse Winchester for an old fashioned “guitar pull”; a swapping of songs and stories amongst this amazing group of singer/songwriters. Highlights include Crow’s “If It Makes You Happy”, a Sexsmith and Elvis duet of a Costello classic, and Jesse Winchester reducing the audience (and his cohorts) to tears with his gentle lyrics and voice. Other songs performed during the episode include “Payday”, “Secret Heart”, “Don’t Forget Me”, “Sham-A-Ling-Dong-Ding”, “Everyday I Write the Book”, “Leaving Las Vegas”, “Brand New Tennessee Waltz”, “Prison Girls” and “Ring Them Bells”.
The followign is the Season Two line-up:
Date - Guest
- Saturday, March 20 - Neko Case, Sheryl Crow, Ron Sexsmith and Jesse Winchester
- Saturday, March 27 - Nick Lowe, Richard Thompson, Allen Toussaint and Levon Helm
- Saturday, April 3 - Bono and The Edge
- Saturday, April 10 - Mary Louise Parker interviews Elvis Costello
- Saturday, April 17 - John Prine, Lyle Lovett and Ray Lamontagne
- Saturday, April 24 - Bruce Springsteen, Part 1
- Saturday, May 1 - Bruce Springsteen, Part 2
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