Tag Archives: Spectacle

New tonight: Spectacle: Elvis Costello With … “Bruce Springsteen, Part 1” on CTV

10 p.m. – SPECTACLE: ELVIS COSTELLO WITH… – “Bruce Springsteen, Part 1” – NEW EPISODE
In the first installment of this two-part season finale, Elvis Costello sits down with Bruce Springsteen and, with his guitar in hand, he opens up about his pre-E Street Band bands. He also chats about his early and current inspirations and the resurgence of New Jersey. E Street Band members Nils Lofgren and Roy Bittan sit in for a couple of songs.

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New tonight: Spectacle – Elvis Costello with … Lyle Lovett, John Prine, Ray LaMontagne

10 p.m. – SPECTACLE: ELVIS COSTELLO WITH… – “Lyle Lovett, John Prine and Ray LaMontagne” – NEW EPISODE

Host Elvis Costello explores the role of the singer/songwriter with three of music’s best; the legendary and highly influential Grammy winner John Prine, four-time Grammy winner Lyle Lovett and the critically acclaimed Ray LaMontagne. Each stands alone in the spotlight to perform and sits for an intimate chat with Elvis on their craft. All three guests and Elvis come together for a stirring version of the Prine classic, “Angel from Montgomery.”

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New tonight: Spectacle – Elvis Costello with Mary Louise Parker

10 p.m. – SPECTACLE: ELVIS COSTELLO WITH… – “Elvis Costello” – NEW EPISODE

In this very special edition of SPECTACLE taped in Toronto at the historial Masonic Temple, Elvis Costello slides from the host chair to guest chair for a revealing conversation with actress/music journalist Mary Louise Parker (WEEDS). While it’s impossible to cover all of Costello’s 30-plus-year musical journey in an hour, he performs a wide and eclectic selection of his material.

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New tonight: Spectacle: Elvis Costello With … Nick Lowe, Richard Thompson, Allen Toussaint, Levon Helm

CTV – 10 p.m. – SPECTACLE: ELVIS COSTELLO WITH… – “Nick Lowe, Richard Thompson, Allen Toussaint and Levon Helm” – NEW EPISODE

On this episode of the acclaimed original series, host and ringleader Elvis Costello literally builds a band in front of the audience’s eyes and ears. Joining him for this once in a lifetime jam session are his former record producer Nick Lowe on bass, legendary New Orleans producer/pianist Allen Toussaint, UK guitar giant Richard Thompson, and to complete his band, drummer Levon Helm.

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New tonight: Spectacle: Elvis Costello With … Neko Case, Sheryl Crow, Ron Sexsmith, Jesse Winchester

10 p.m. – SPECTACLE: ELVIS COSTELLO WITH… – “Neko Case, Sheryl Crow, Ron Sexsmith and Jesse Winchester” – SEASON PREMIERE

In the Season 2 premiere, host Elvis Costello is joined by guests Neko Case, Sheryl Crow, Ron Sexsmith and Jesse Winchester for an old fashioned “guitar pull” and 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 “Everyday I Write the Book”, and Jesse Winchester reducing the audience (and his cohorts) to tears with his gentle lyrics and voice.

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