Niles, IL (November 23, 2011)—Shure has provided microphones to the TV series Guitar Center Sessions on DIRECTV.
The program features performances and conversations hosted by Nic Harcourt. To date, musicians performing on the show who have used the Shure mic package include Peter Frampton, Bad Religion, Saint Motel, Social Distortion, Blondie, Bush, Grace Potter & the Nocturnals, New Found Glory, Tom Morello, Seether, Carolina Liar, and Plain White T's.
Shure gear used on the Guitar Center Sessions series includes SM58s; SM57s, Beta 52As, SM86s, Beta 57As, Beta 27s and Super 55s.
“We’re grateful to Shure for supporting our efforts to share these incredible live performances and interviews with our viewers,” notes Dustin Hinz, director of music marketing and artist relations for Guitar Center. “It’s a thrill to showcase exclusive live versions of beloved songs, and share the history behind them as told directly by the artists.”
Every Guitar Center Sessions episode is filmed in front of a live studio audience in the Guitar Center Hollywood Vintage Room. Described as a hybrid between Inside the Actors Studio and VH1 Storytellers, Guitar Center Sessions features performances and interviews with musicians detailing the personal and musical experiences that have helped shape their careers. The program received the International 3D Society’s award for “Best Music Television Series” in 2010.