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Live From The Artists Den: Mayer Hawthorne

Airs Friday, April 19, 2013 at 11 p.m. on KPBS TV

Above: Quentin Joseph, Mayer Hawthorne and Joe Abrams perform on stage. Mayer Hawthorne and his nimble band, The County, blaze through two dozen songs in his updated classic soul style, infused with everything from doo-wop to hip-hop. Over the course of the evening, Hawthorne and his band thrill an invitation-only crowd of 400 at the opulent Grand Ballroom of the Park Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles with selections from his acclaimed new album, "How Do You Do," plus fan favorites such as “Green Eyed Love.”

The Emmy®-nominated music series LIVE FROM THE ARTISTS DEN features a remarkable line-up of icons and emerging stars performing in unique and historic venues. The groundbreaking fifth season features Norah Jones (March 29), The Wallflowers (April 5), Rufus Wainwright (April 12) and Mayer Hawthorne (April 19).

Courtesy of Colin Young-Wolff

Mayer Hawthorne

Courtesy of Colin Young-Wolff

Christian Wunderlich, Quincy McCrary, Mayer Hawthorne, Quentin Joseph, Joe Abrams perform on stage. Mayer Hawthorne and his nimble band, The County, blaze through two dozen songs in his updated classic soul style, infused with everything from doo-wop to hip-hop. Over the course of the evening, Hawthorne and his band thrill an invitation-only crowd of 400 at the opulent Grand Ballroom of the Park Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles.

"Mayer Hawthorne" - “This is a secret show, right?” said Mayer Hawthorne at the start of his performance at the opulent Grand Ballroom of the Park Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles. “Well, tonight, the secret word is fun.” He kept his word for the next 90 minutes, as he and his nimble band, The County, blazed through two dozen songs in his updated classic soul style, infused with everything from doo-wop to hip-hop.

Over the course of the evening, Hawthorne and his band thrilled an invitation-only crowd of 400 with a set featuring selections from Hawthorne’s acclaimed new album, "How Do You Do," plus such fan favorites as “Green Eyed Love.”

Hawthorne's full set list includes "Maybe So, Maybe No," "Gangsta Luv," "Make Her Mine," "Your Easy Loving'Ain't Pleasin' Nothin'," "The Walk," "Dreaming," "One Track Mind," "Stick Around," "Love In Motion," "No Strings," "Finally Falling," "Green Eyed Love," "Just Ain't Gonna Work Out," "Hooked" and "The Ills."

LIVE FROM THE ARTISTS DEN is on Facebook, and you can follow @TheArtistsDen on Twitter. Mayer Hawthorne is on Facebook, and you can follow @MayerHawthorne on Twitter. Watch videos on Mayer Hawthorne's YouTube channel.

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Live From The Artists Den: Mayer Hawthorne: "The Walk"

Above: Mayer Hawthorne performs "The Walk" during his episode of LIVE FROM THE ARTISTS DEN, premiering nationwide on public television in 2012. For more information, visit ArtistsDen.com/MayerHawthorne.

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Live From The Artists Den: Mayer Hawthorne: "Hooked"

Above: Mayer Hawthorne performs "Hooked" during his episode of LIVE FROM THE ARTISTS DEN.

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Live From The Artists Den: Mayer Hawthorne: Extended Interview

Above: Watch an extended interview with Mayer Hawthorne, filmed during his taping of LIVE FROM THE ARTISTS DEN.

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Inside the Den: Mayer Hawthorne

Above: Take a closer look at the Park Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles, the site of Mayer Hawthorne's LIVE FROM THE ARTISTS DEN episode taping. The full episode premieres on public television nationwide in 2012.