The Artists Den began in 2004 with a simple premise: film high-quality live music performances in non-traditional settings. The earliest Artists Den shows took place in intimate living rooms, lending a personal feel to the music that gets lost in most big gigs and recordings. As the series expanded, the venues expanded too. Locations that have since been transformed into performance halls include a 100-year-old ship, a former Archdiocese cathedral, and the diamond floor of Tiffany's. By selecting locations with aesthetic appeal and filling the space with invitation-only audience members, the series has managed to maintain the intimate atmosphere that initially made its shows great, even though the scenery has gotten a lot bigger. The musicians showcased in these performances range from the largely unknown to the well-established. They all share a devotion to the craft of songwriting, a devotion that shows clearly in the tasteful videos produced by The Artists Den.