2017 Live Studio Taping Schedule

To all of our State & Water fans, we are excited to announce our taping schedule for season two! But we also want to announce that this season we will be giving our WTVP members "pre-sale" notice for tickets. So if you want first shot at these great shows, make sure you are a member and make sure that we have your e-mail. To become a member press the button below or call 309-495-0547 during normal business hours. And with that we present our schedule for season two!

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09/22/2017 PhanieRae & The Soul Shakers
PhanieRae & The Soul Shakers
PhanieRae & The Soul Shakers bring a mix of the Blues, Rock, Soul, & Funk music, PhanieRae will melt you down and make your hips move with her unique beautiful voice. Founded in 2015 by manager Jason Tibbs and Singer Stephanie Takata the group has grown into a local success, filling bar rooms, outdoor venues, and local event halls. Singer, Stephanie Takata was born and raised in central Illinois. When she was in high school she found her love for arts and music. She has been well know in the fine arts scene in Peoria, IL for many years.
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09/29/2017 The Deep Hollow
The Deep Hollow
Since the inception of this harmony-driven, original music acoustic trio of Micah Walk, Elizabeth Eckert and Dave Littrell, the attraction between audience and act was obvious and powerful. Also members of other local groups, these three created a world together that brought success not found in other combinations. Beginning with a win in the American Songwriter magazine songwriting contest in 2014 to a well-produced Kickstarter-launched album in 2015 that reached number three on the Folk DJ charts in early 2016, the terrific threesome continues to move forward into the realm of getting there.
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10/13/2017 Amy Benton
Amy Benton
Amy Benton has been opening support for numerous national acts including Florida Georgia Line, Casey Donahew Band, Stoney Larue, David Lee Murphy, Aaron Tippin, Ashley Monroe, Jamie Lynn Spears, and Johnny Lee. Her music has taken her from coast to coast. Her songs have been produced by Pat Flynn (New Grass Revival) and Andy Sheridan (Hunter Hayes), heard on the Bluebird Stage, played on WSM's "Coffee, Country, and Cody," recorded by independent artists, placed in advertising campaigns, and featured on television. Amy is endorsed by Fred Kelly Slick Picks.
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06/02/2017 Big Board Item BB 925
The Bogart Jones Band
The Bogart Jones Band is a Rock & Soul, Blues Country Funk Band. The Bogart Jones Band creates handcrafted, music with adrenaline pumping live performance. Within the last year Opening for 38 Special, Los Lobos, Molly Hatchet, Samantha Fish, Vince Neil, Whiskey Meyers, Head East, Blues Traveler, playing National Music Festivals, the Full Throttle Saloon during the Sturgis Bike Rally....The Bogart Jones Band is a force to be reckoned with!
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06/23/2017 Woodland Remedy
Woodland Remedy
Starting out as a 3 piece guitar, banjo, and bass trio in 2014, this ragtag group of pickers quickly sparked interest and has since added the bright sounds of fiddle and dobro to the mix. Blending bluegrass, roots, folk, and original songwriting, Woodland Remedy puts out a sound that's fresh and original with a foot stomping feel. Soaring harmonies backed by wood-splintering picking, they have been busy blazing a trail through the Midwest music scene.
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07/21/2017 Ed Kaizer Quartet
Ed Kaizer Quartet
Ed Kaizer has been synonymous with great music for years. Whether teaching music for 45 years at Bradley University or performing around the world, often with his wife and children, four of which have become professional musicians in their own right, Kaizer is never far from the music. Many Peorians will remember his “Jazz from the Hilltop” on WCBU and “Jazz from Studio 47” right here on WTVP. He looks forward to making a little more magic in the studio and said he might just invite a few old friends to join in the fun. A night not to miss!
08/14/2017 Harpeth Rising
Harpeth Rising
Chamberfolk: Three classically trained musicians playing original music, as intricately arranged as a string quartet, lyrically rooted in the singer/songwriter tradition, and wrapped in three-part vocal harmonies reminiscent of both Appalachia and Medieval Europe. Building from the tonal depth of the cello (or is it a bass?), layer in the shimmering sounds of a violin and the strikingly natural addition of banjo to create a sound at once familiar and impossible to categorize. Unapologetic genre-benders, Harpeth Rising fuses Folk, Newgrass, Rock and Classical into something organically unique.
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08/18/2017 Robin Crowe
Robin Crowe
Robin has a familiar way, be it with the local music scene in her region or performing a show nationally. Her lineup may include a full band or a duet with her co-writer husband. As a versatile, energy driven writer and performer, she has taken herself and her band members to a level of recognition and respect and is decidedly the most unique and powerhouse female performer to come around in some time. The River City Times says, "This Crowe Can Really Sing and Play the Blues."
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08/25/2017 Dave Chastain Band
Dave Chastain Band
Legendary blues man Dave Chastain has been performing his version of southern fried blues since his breakout album “Rockin’ Roulette” and his smash hit “Highway Man”. Backed by the steady talents of Mark Killion, Roger Hendrickson and Jimmy Willis, the music has never sounded better.
09/01/2017 Kevin Stein / Brian 'Fox' Ellis and Barry Cloyd
Kevin Stein / Brian "Fox" Ellis and Barry Cloyd
Kevin Stein is poet laureate of the state of Illinois and has published eleven books of poetry, criticism and anthology, most recently “Wrestling Li Po for the Remote”. His poetry provides his own smart and funny commentary on our poignant, jubilant, fraught lives. If you have heard him at one of his readings, you know what a pleasure it is to hear his work from the lips of the craftsman.
Longtime individual entertainers in their own right, Brian “Fox” Ellis and Barry Cloyd are co-founders of Prairie Folklore Theatre and for years have been spinning stories and songs together to entertain and educate about the rich layers of Midwestern history. Ellis recently narrated WTVP’s “From Distilleries to Stills: Prohibition in Peoria. Cloyd and his band Freedom Street were featured on season one of State & Water. So sit back, relax and let this great duo take you back in time.


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