The Guitar Center Sessions is a series offered through DIRECTV on channel 239 via the DIRECTV channel guide. Hosted by Nic Harcourt, a historic DJ with well renowned taste and credited with launching the careers of Adele and Coldplay among others, and currently in its ninth season, each episode of the series features a different band or artist and includes in depth interviews as well as a performance frequently consisting of some of the artists’ newest material. The series is a six time winner of the Telly Awards. A notable aspect of the Guitar Center Sessions is the diversity of the artists that it features. Past episodes have featured classic acts as well as current favorites including Billy Idol, Alice in Chains, Blondie, Joe Walsh, Soundgarden, Slash, Weezer, Wiz Khalifa, Linkin Park, and many more. In addition to era, the featured artists also run the gamut stylistically from alternative, to reggae, to heavy metal, to blues, to rock, to pop, and everything in between. The series will include eighty three episodes at the end of its ninth season.
A recent episode featured Cold War Kids. Host Nic Harcourt sat down with the band and discussed their style, creative process, and future plans. The band then performed and made use of material from their latest album Hold My Home (2014). Cold Ware Kids were featured in the second to last episode of this season. The season finale will feature X Ambassadors.
Where to Find Guitar Center Sessions on DIRECTV
Guitar Center Sessions can be found on DIRECTV using the DIRECTV channel guide to navigate to DIRECTV’s AUDIENCE network on channel 239. The series airs on Fridays at 9PM.
Additionally, previous episodes can be streamed via Qello Concerts and additional clips, artist information and websites, as well as information about host Nic Harcourt, can be found at the website for the series.