Music on TV this week: The Raconteurs; Pixies; Maren Morris; Tanya Tucker and Brandi Carlile; J.S. Ondara

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JS Ondara performs on 'CBS This Morning' Saturday Sessions
J.S. Ondara performs on 'CBS This Morning' Saturday Sessions, which aired on Sept. 7, 2019. (CBS News)

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This week's schedule

With September getting underway, many TV programs are returning to new programming. This week sees a couple of the Highwomen appearing separately on a two programs: Maren Morris performs on Late Night with Seth Meyers on Wednesday, and on Thursday, Brandi Carlile joins Tanya Tucker for a performance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.

Other big news for listeners of The Current is the national-television debut of J.S. Ondara, the Kenya-born and Minneapolis-nurtured singer-songwriter whose star continues to rise following his singing to Verve Records and the February release of his debut album, Tales of America.

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

Monday, September 2


Why Don't We, Today (NBC)

Garth Brooks, Jimmy Kimmel Live!; note: rerun from July 15 (ABC)

Natalie Merchant, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon; note: rerun from Aug 8 (NBC) | Natalie Merchant makes a fine and fancy ramble to the Minnesota Zoo, 2017

https://youtu.be/CSCo3ekSXSU

The Smashing Pumpkins, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert; note: rerun from Aug 7 (CBS) | Smashing Pumpkins bring rock and plenty of spectacle to St. Paul, Aug. 20, 2018

Torche, Late Night with Seth Meyers; note: rerun from Aug 14 (NBC)

Oliver Tree, The Late Late Show with James Corden; note: rerun from May 20 (CBS)

Blackberry Smoke, Last Call with Carson Daly; note: rerun from April 8 (NBC)

Tuesday, September 3


Marina, Jimmy Kimmel Live! (ABC)

Alec Benjamin, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (NBC)

Red Hearse, The Late Late Show with James Corden (CBS)

Durant Jones & The Indications, Last Call with Carson Daly; note: rerun from April 4 (NBC) | Durand Jones & The Indications perform in The Current studio, April 12, 2018

Wednesday, September 4


Vince Gill, CBS This Morning (CBS)

Method Man, Jimmy Kimmel Live! (ABC)

Pixies, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert (CBS)

The Raconteurs, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (NBC) | Listen to Looch: Seeing the Raconteurs rock the Armory, phone free, July 16

Maren Morris, Late Night with Seth Meyers (NBC) | Brandi Carlile, Maren Morris, Amanda Shires, Natalie Hemby are The Highwomen, July 19

Keane, The Late Late Show with James Corden (CBS)

Odetta Hartman, Last Call with Carson Daly; note: rerun from Sept 26 (NBC)

Thursday, September 5


Clairo, Jimmy Kimmel Live! (ABC)

Tanya Tucker ft. Brandi Carlile, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (NBC) | Review and photos: Brandi Carlile lights up the Minnesota State Fair Grandstand, Sept. 1

O-Town, The Late Late Show with James Corden (CBS)

Lucy Dacus, Last Call with Carson Daly; note: rerun from Feb 6 (NBC) | Lucy Dacus performs in The Current studio, April 4, 2018

Friday, September 6


Sheryl Crow, Today (NBC) | Sheryl Crow says 'Threads' is her last album. And she's OK with that, Aug. 29, 2019

Trisha Yearwood, Jimmy Kimmel Live! (ABC)

Saturday September 7


J.S. Ondara, CBS This Morning Saturday Sessions (CBS) | J.S. Ondara performs songs from Tales of America in The Current studio, Feb. 26, 2019

Halsey, Saturday Night Live; note: rerun from Feb. 9, 2019 (NBC)

Sunday, September 8


Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue and Cyril Neville, Austin City Limits; note: rerun from Jan. 5, 2019 (PBS)

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

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
The Daily Show with Trevor Noah - Comedy Central
Busy Tonight - E!
Conan - TBS

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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17 Photos

  • Singer-songwriter Garth Brooks
    Singer-songwriter Garth Brooks performs onstage during the 52nd annual CMA Awards at the Bridgestone Arena on Nov. 14, 2018 in Nashville. (Michael Loccisano | Getty Images)
  • Natalie Merchant performs with the Roots on 'The Tonight Show'
    THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON -- Episode 1105 -- Pictured: Musical guest Natalie Merchant performs with The Roots on August 8, 2019. (Andrew Lipovsky/NBC)
  • Smashing Pumpkins perform on 'The Late Show with Stephen Colbert'
    Smashing Pumpkins perform on 'The Late Show with Stephen Colbert' on CBS on Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2019. (Scott Kowalchyk/CBS)
  • Oliver Tree press photo
    Oliver Tree is a Santa Cruz, Calif., singer/songwriter and producer. (Parker Day)
  • Blackberry Smoke
    Blackberry Smoke (Courtesy the artist)
  • Method Man of Wu-Tang Clan
    Method Man of Wu-Tang Clan performs onstage at the Mtn Dew ICE launch event on January 18, 2018 in Brooklyn, New York. (Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Mountain Dew)
  • Pixies perform on 'The Late Show with Stephen Colbert'
    'The Late Show with Stephen Colbert' featuring musical guests Pixies on Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2019. (Scott Kowalchyk/CBS)
  • The Raconteurs perform on 'The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon'
    THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON -- Brendan Benson and Jack White of The Raconteurs performing on September 4, 2019. (Andrew Lipovsky/NBC)
  • Maren Morris performs on 'Late Night with Seth Meyers'
    LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS -- Episode 877 -- Musical guest Maren Morris performs on September 4, 2019. (Lloyd Bishop/NBC)
  • Keane perform on 'The Late Late Show with James Corden'
    'The Late Late Show with James Corden' from Wednesday, June 12, 2019, with music from Keane. (Terence Patrick/CBS)
  • Odetta Hartman
    Odetta Hartman featured on 'Last Call with Carson Daly' (NBC)
  • Brandi Carlile and Tanya Tucker perform on 'The Tonight Show'
    THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON -- Episode 1112 -- Musical guests Tanya Tucker featuring Brandi Carlile performing on September 5, 2019. (Andrew Lipovsky/NBC)
  • Lucy Dacus visits The Current
    Lucy Dacus visits The Current (Nate Ryan | MPR)
  • Sheryl Crow
    Sheryl Crow's 11th album, 'Threads,' releases Aug. 30, 2019. (Dove Shore)
  • J.S. Ondara performs in The Current studio
    J.S. Ondara performs in The Current studio. (Nate Ryan | MPR)
  • Halsey on 'Saturday Night Live'
    SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE -- "Halsey" Episode 1758 -- Pictured: Host Halsey during the Monologue on Saturday, February 9, 2019. (Will Heath/NBC)
  • Trombone Shorty on 'Austin City Limits' on PBS
    Trombone Shorty on 'Austin City Limits' on PBS (courtesy KLRU-TV/Austin City Limits. Photo by Scott Newton)