J'Adore: The Artists Den & Raphael Saadiq

Live from The Artists Den is a weekly new PBS series featuring prominent artists staging great live music in non-traditional settings.

Initially a series of intimate living room concerts, the Artists Den evenings expanded into venues as varied as an abandoned warehouse in San Francisco, Christie’s auction house in London, a private Southampton beach house, and the diamond floor of Tiffany’s on Fifth Avenue.

Last week, I had the pleasure of watching Raphael Saadiq warm up a mixed crowd at the Harvard Club in Boston. Click photo or Artists Den link for a pleasure moment of good music.

click to playGrooving under the covers (alone) to Raphael Saadiq’s “old school” R&B, I couldn’t help thinking of the coming Obama influence in music. More writing on this topic coming soon.

This morning, I want to introduce you to The Artists Den on PBS and a light dose of sexy, Raphael Saadiq “old school” charm. This man definitely knows how to work the room. A