Showtime wrapped production on season one of the freshman music series Roadies with an impressive roster of musical acts set to appear in the season finale.
Series creator, executive producer, writer and music supervisor Cameron Crowe curated the music for the episode, which will air on August 28th. Jim James, Eddie Vedder, Gary Clark Jr., Nicole Atkins, Jackson Browne, Robyn Hitchcock, and Jess Wolfe and Holly Laessig of the band Lucius will be featured.
The hyper-eclectic music featured on Roadies includes works from artists as wide-ranging as Bob Dylan, The Ramones, The Replacements, The Ting Tings, Jeff Buckley and more.
Other artists that have appeared in the series include Lindsey Buckingham, The Head & the Heart, Lucius, Halsey, Jim James and Reignwolf, who also contributed some of the score for the season’s second episode. Crowe, with help from Roadies producer and Stardog Records label President Kelly Curtis, hand-picked the genre-bending, decade-spanning mix of new and classic rock, indie, folk, bluegrass, electronic, blues and more.
Featured music has included a never-before released cover of Bob Dylan’s Farewell Angelina by Jeff Buckley and Gary Lucas, Dreams of Flying off of Tom Petty’s band Mudcrutch, Buckingham’s Bleed to Love Her and Big Love, Hannah Huston from The Voice on I Can’t Make You Love Me, Loudmouth from the Ramones and Given to Fly by Pearl Jam.
The songs have at times reflected some of the Staton-House band tour stops; for example, in the episode in which the band performs in Atlanta, the music includes Kick Your Game by the Atlanta trio T.L.C. and the live version of Oh Atlanta by classic band Little Feat.
Roadies gives an insider’s look at the reckless, romantic, funny and often poignant lives of a committed group of roadies who live for music and the de facto family they’ve formed along the way. The series chronicles the rock world through the eyes of music’s unsung heroes and pays homage to the backstage workers who put the show on the road while touring the United States for the successful arena-level group, The Staton-House Band.
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