Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame recipients, Grammy Award winners, and legendary iconic musicians are featured on the all-new prime-time interview series, Speakeasy to air on public television. The premiere season will debut on Public Television beginning Sunday, January 4th. The show will feature iconic musician/producer and co-founder of CHIC, Nile Rodgers; acclaimed composer and rock musician Roger Waters; Rock and Roll Hall of Famer John Mellencamp; multi-instrumentalist and social activist Carlos Santana; and legendary Rush front-man and bassist Geddy Lee.
Each hour-long episode allows for a unique insight into the lives and work of some of the music industry’s most revered figures, facilitated by each show’s host — an interviewer personally selected by the principals. The five-episode premiere season, filmed before a live audience on a 1930’s-era set in New York’s historic McKittrick Hotel, features Nile Rodgers with Valerie Simpson, Roger Waters with television journalist Bill Weir, John Mellencamp with Rolling Stone founder Jann Wenner, Carlos Santana interviewed by Harry Belafonte, and Geddy Lee with the Pulitzer Prize winning American author Michael Chabon.