Live from the Artists Den "David Gray" on WXXI-TV

Live from the Artists Den "David Gray" on WXXI-TV

Sun, 07/25/2010 - 7:00pm

Pictured: David Gray

Credit: Adam Macchia

David Gray takes the stage at the Broad Street Ballroom.

David Gray brought his signature mix of acoustic instrumentation and electronic samples to Wall Street for an intimate performance at the Broad Street Ballroom in this episode of Live from the Artists Den, airing Sunday, July 25 at 7 p.m. on WXXI-TV (DT21.1/cable 1011 and 11). The breathtaking hall of the former Lee-Higginson Bank (now part of the first-ever private elementary school below Canal Street) provided a colorful setting for the multiplatinum singer-songwriter as he played songs from the eagerly anticipated Draw the Line and his hits.

British singer-songwriter David Gray burst onto the world stage in 2000 with his multiplatinum fourth album White Ladder (which remains the bestselling album in Ireland ever), boosted by the success of the international hit single, "Babylon." In the decade since, the Grammy-nominated artist has sold over 12 million CDs and released three consecutive chart-topping albums in the UK. His first new project in four years, 2009's Draw the Line was proclaimed by USA Today "some of his most ambitious, affecting, and densely musical work to date." To learn more about David Gray, visit

Each week Live from the Artists Den spotlights a remarkable contemporary musician performing at an intimate, invitation-only concert, along with artist interviews and insights about the unconventional venues chosen. The series breaks away from the confines of the conventional studio set by unveiling a new, unexpected venue in every episode. Each stunning location is transformed into a concert setting for one unforgettable night. All top live acts, the musicians often play a role in picking the stage for these memorable events, which frequently inspire new renditions of songs and special set lists. Noted music critic Alan Light (former editor-in-chief of Vibe and Spin magazines) conducts artist interviews on-site at every concert.