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Paul Shaffer Plus One is a captivating music-themed television show that premiered on AXS TV in 2019. It is a talk show where Paul Shaffer, the celebrated musician and bandleader of David Letterman's late-night show, sits down and chats with a variety of his fellow musicians and entertainers. In each episode, Paul unfolds some interesting anecdotes and stories with his guests, pulls out some unique music numbers out of his bag, and collaborates with his guest stars through some marvellous and spontaneous musical performances.
The show has an impressive lineup of guest stars from the music and entertainment industry, who discuss their personal lives, career paths, and thoughts about the music industry. Among the well-known guests invited on the show include rock music legend Sammy Hagar, Emmy and Tony award-winning actor and comedian Martin Short, jazz musician and band leader Jon Batiste, and blues rock musician Joe Walsh. The unique and highly engaging interviews provide fascinating insight into the legends' lives and music-making processes, making for an exciting viewing experience.
What sets Paul Shaffer Plus One apart from other music shows is the excellent musical performances. Paul and his guests take to the stage and deliver some of the most enchanting, soulful and lively performances. The music ranges from rock n' roll, jazz, blues, funk, and other popular genres. It is magical to see Paul sit in with his guests, playing some of the biggest hits of all time, including classics such as "Jump" by Van Halen, "We Can Work It Out" by The Beatles, and modern tunes such as "Alright" by Jon Batiste. At times, they take on improvisational blues riffing sessions that provide the audience with an unforgettable experience.
Besides the musical performances and interviews, the show is also peppered with some hilarious skits and gags with Paul's guest artists, made funnier by the presence of the iconic Martin Short. This keeps the show fresh and light-hearted, and you do not want to miss any moment of his unique humor.
The show's visuals have a nice aesthetic and are reminiscent of late-night television. The studio is usually set up with warm, dimmed lighting and features instruments casually displayed around the room. Amidst the comfortable atmosphere, Paul and his guest stars are usually seen perched on high stools with musical instruments ready in the background, ready to jam at a moment's notice. The production quality is superb, and with high-definition cameras capturing the action, it makes for a visually appealing show.
The show highlights Paul Shaffer's uncanny and unparalleled talent, as he gets musicians to open up and share their musical knowledge, undeniably making for interesting and engaging conversations. Paul Shaffer's wealth of knowledge, music theory, piano playing, and arrangement skills represent a perfect combination to make Paul Shaffer Plus One a musically-rich TV talk show.
In conclusion, Paul Shaffer Plus One is a must-watch for anyone who loves music, talk shows and great laughs. It's more than music, more than talk, and, most importantly, entertaining. The show's blend of insightful interviews, brilliant performances, and light-hearted humour make it a standout series that is both inspiring and enjoyable to watch. So, be sure to tune in to AXS TV to catch up with the incredible and inspiring musical journey of legends with whom Paul Shaffer collaborates. Don't miss out!
Paul Shaffer Plus One is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (8 episodes). The series first aired on September 15, 2019.