VH1 Storytellers - Season 1

Sunday 10:00 PM on VH1 Premiered Jun 02, 1996 In Season


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Episode Guide

  • Ray Davies
    Ray Davies
    Episode 1
    In the series premiere, the charmingly witty and verbally kinky Ray Davies tells warm and funny stories about growing up, starting The Kinks, life with his brother and the rest of his siblings, trips to California and more. Along with one accompanist, Ray gives unique performances of songs from his long and storied career, including "Lola", "Waterloo Sunset", "Well Respected Man", and "Celluloid Heroes". Realizing this is an experimental show, Ray jokes as his stories get longer, yet manages to set an example for other great musical acts to follow.moreless
  • Jackson Browne
    Jackson Browne
    Episode 2
    Jackson plays some of his hits. Included are "Running On Empty", Rock Me On The Water", "Doctor My Eyes", "Rosie", Barricades Of Heaven", "Something Fine", "The Pretender", and "For Every Man".
  • Elvis Costello
    Elvis Costello
    Episode 3
    Elvis plays an acoustic set, accompanied only by long-time sidekick Steve Nieve on grand piano. He admits to changing some of his more personal lyrics, and talks about the origins of his songs, including "Alison", "Watching The Detectives", and "Veronica".
  • Lyle Lovett
    Lyle Lovett
    Episode 4
    Lyle tells some stories, part-fiction, part-factual, and describes how a writer can blend the two while creating lyrics and music. Accompanied by a cello and a stand-up bass, he gives us a sample of his country/folk rock. Included are songs such as "Fiona", "The Road To Ensenada", and "This Old Porch".moreless
  • Sting
    Episode 5
    In the intimate setting of Steven's Talkhouse on Long Island, NY, Sting talks about the origins of his music. Included are performances of "Roxanne", "Message In A Bottle", "King Of Pain", "Fields Of Gold", and "Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic".
  • The Black Crowes
    The Black Crowes
    Episode 6
    The Black Crowes perform and tell candid stories about some of their hits. Included are "Remedy", "She Talks To Angels", "Hard To Handle", "Thorn In My Pride", and "Jealous Again".
  • Melissa Etheridge
    Melissa Etheridge
    Episode 7
    Getting into the spirit this series intended, Melissa establishes an easy rapport with the small audience, as she tells some warm and funny stories about her songs. The performance includes "Bring Me Some Water", "I'm The Only One", "Come To My Window", and "Nowhere To Go".
  • Garth Brooks
    Garth Brooks
    Episode 8
    In a slight departure, Garth Brooks brings his new country pop music to the series. He shares some intimate stories about his music, and performs some of his hits. Songs include "The River", Sweet Baby James", "The Dance", and "That Summer".
  • VH1 Storytellers: T.I.
    T.I. performs live from the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City as part of the VH1 Storytellers concert series. Watch the full episode!