Ocean State Sessions, a Rhode Island PBS Original series, features local musicians performing live at the WaterFire Center for the Arts. Each episode also includes interviews with the artists, where they share their creative process and the inspiration behind the pieces they perform. Tune in June 20 for the following musical specials on WSBE Rhode Island PBS:
June 20 at 10 p.m.
Dave Tessier - playing professionally since 1986, this Providence-based rock musician has performed at venues across New England, New York, and Los Angeles. In this live set, he is joined by his All-Star Band of All-Star Stars.
Victor Main - an award-winning composer, musical educator, and classical guitarist from Cranston, Victor Main has performed at venues like Pumphouse Music Works, the Oneata Guitar Festival, the Aspen Music Festival, and Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall.
Kris Hansen - a singer-songwriter and guitarist from North Providence, Kris Hansen performs original music with an emphasis on lyrical storytelling.
Amanda Salemi - this Rhode Island-born artist, musician, and performer favors a stripped-down acoustic sound, playing both solo and with her band.
June 20 at 10:30 p.m.
Nate Cozzolino - a local singer-songwriter and guitarist, Nate Cozzolino combines intricate melodies with lyrical depth.
Kevin Silvia - recording since 1987, this Rhode Island musician has produced nine albums and played at several events with the Rhode Island Songwriters Association. In this live performance, he is joined by bass player Lindsey Nogueira-Mayo.
Mike Baker - best known as the frontman of Sgt. Baker and the Clones, the multi-talented Mike Baker evokes the gritty sound of the 90s.
Ocean State Sessions continues beyond broadcast with extended interviews and exclusive insights from the local music scene. Visit ripbs.org for more details.
WSBE Rhode Island PBS transmits over the air in high definition on digital 36.1; Cox 08 / 1008HD, Verizon FiOS 08 / 508HD, and Full Channel 08; Comcast 819HD and Verizon FiOS 18 / 518HD in MA; DirecTV 36, Dish Network 36. Live stream the full broadcast schedule at watch.ripbs.org/livestream.