Music on TV this week: Leon Bridges; H.E.R.; Kurt Vile; Brandi Carlile; Emily King; Gary Clark Jr.

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Leon Bridges performs on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!'
Leon Bridges performing 'Shy' on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!' on Monday, Feb. 11. (Randy Holmes/ABC)

Artists heard on The Current are frequently featured on TV programs, and we've gathered the listings in one convenient place for you. We'll also post videos of performances as the week progresses.

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This week's schedule

The week starts off with a performance on Monday by Grammy winner Leon Bridges (for Best Traditional R&B Performance) on Jimmy Kimmel Live! on ABC, and later that night, Ty Segall's side project GØGGS will have a performance featured on NBC's Last Call with Carson Daly. Ellen DeGeneres features a couple rising vocalists, Ella Mai and recent Grammy winner (for Best R&B Performance and for Best R&B Album) H.E.R., on Monday and Tuesday, respectively.

Kurt Vile appears on Late Night with Seth Meyers on Tuesday, and Wednesday brings The Marcus King Band to The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. Saturday brings Austin, Texas, guitarist extraordinare Gary Clark Jr. to the vaunted musical-guest spot on Saturday Night Live.

Here's the complete rundown. Check your local listings for broadcast times.*

Monday, Feb. 11


Ella Mai, The Ellen DeGeneres Show (network varies; check your local listings)
Leon Bridges, Jimmy Kimmel Live! (ABC) | in studio at The Current, September 2018

Metro Boomin feat. Gunna, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (NBC) | Album Review: James Blake, Assume Form by David Safar, Jan. 25 (Metro Boomin is a producer on the album)

Alessia Cara, The Late Late Show with James Corden (CBS)

GØGGS, Last Call with Carson Daly (NBC) | Ty Segall in studio at The Current, Nov. 5, 2018

Tuesday, Feb. 12


H.E.R., The Ellen DeGeneres Show (network varies; check your local listings) | 2019 Grammy Awards: the full list of winners, Feb. 11

Kurt Vile, Late Night with Seth Meyers (NBC) | in studio at The Current, Dec. 19, 2018

Mt. Joy, Last Call with Carson Daly (NBC) | in studio at The Current, May 2018

Wednesday, Feb. 13


The Marcus King Band, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert (CBS)

Avril Lavigne, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (NBC)
Betty Who, The Late Late Show with James Corden (NBC)
The Record Company, Last Call with Carson Daly (NBC) | MicroShow at Icehouse in Minneapolis, July 2018

Thursday, Feb. 14


Brandi Carlile, The Ellen DeGeneres Show (network varies; check your local listings) | upcoming show: Music on-a-Stick at the Minnesota State Fair, Friday, Aug. 31

Lukas Graham, The Late Late Show with James Corden (CBS)
William Elliott Whitmore, Last Call with Carson Daly (NBC)

Friday, Feb. 15


Avril Lavigne, Good Morning America (ABC)
boygenius, Last Call with Carson Daly; note: rerun from Feb. 4 (NBC) | boygenius in studio at The Current, Nov. 17, 2018

Saturday, Feb. 16


Emily King, CBS This Morning: Saturday Sessions (CBS) | Review and photos: Emily King brings the heat to the Fine Line, Feb. 1

Gary Clark, Jr., Saturday Night Live (NBC) | Photos: Gary Clark Jr. sizzles at the Palace Theatre. August 2017

Sunday, Feb. 17

Elvis All-Star Tribute, 9 p.m. ET/8 p.m. CT (NBC) | Fifty years ago, NBC and Singer helped Elvis Presley mend his career, Dec. 3, 2018

*Schedule subject to change.

Watch again: See last week's highlights.

External Links

Today - NBC
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon - NBC
Late Night with Seth Meyers - NBC
Last Call with Carson Daly - NBC
Saturday Night Live - NBC
Saturday Night Live - NBC

Jimmy Kimmel Live! - ABC
The View - ABC
Good Morning America - ABC

The Late Show with Stephen Colbert - CBS
The Late Late Show with James Corden - CBS
The Talk - CBS
CBS This Morning - CBS

Independent Lens - PBS
Austin City Limits - PBS

Watch What Happens Live - Bravo
Conan - TBS
The Daily Show with Trevor Noah - Comedy Central

The Ellen DeGeneres Show - network varies; check local listings
The Real - network varies; check your local listings
Live with Kelly and Ryan - network varies; check your local listings
The Wendy Williams Show - network varies; check your local listings

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