Music on TV this week: Chris Thile; encores from Nathaniel Rateliff; Mt. Joy; Thundercat and more

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Chris Thile on CBS This Morning Saturday Sessions
In a special 'Saturday Sessions' practicing social distancing, McArthur Genius Grant, Grammy Award-winner and 'Live From Here' host Chris Thile performs from The Bridge Studio in Brooklyn, New York. (CBS News)

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


If you're old enough to remember watching television in the 1990s, you may remember a tagline from NBC that proclaimed, "If you haven't seen it, it's new to you."

That chestnut could well apply in this and coming weeks. As people everywhere respond to the coronavirus pandemic, most TV talk shows and other programs that feature live music have gone on hiatus and will be airing encore episodes for the foreseeable future. We'll stay abreast of that here on The Current's Music on TV.

We also want to point out that many of your favorite artists will be streaming virtual concerts, and here at The Current, we're working to collect all that information and share it with you, too.

Here's the TV rundown. Check your local listings for broadcast times (schedule subject to change).

Monday, March 16


Cast of Girl From the North Country, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon; note: rerun from Feb. 25 (NBC) | review of Girl From the North Country, by Eugenia Sestini, 2018

Sam Hunt, Jimmy Kimmel Live!; note: rerun from Feb. 13 (ABC)

Tuesday, March 17


Alex Ebert, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert; note: rerun from Feb. 10 (CBS) | Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros in studio at The Current, 2012

Wiz Khalifa, Ty Dolla $ign, Lil Yachty and Sueco the Child, Jimmy Kimmel Live!; note: rerun from Feb. 10 (ABC)

Wednesday, March 18


Nathaniel Rateliff, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert; note: rerun from Feb. 25 (CBS) | in studio at The Current, March 12

Louis Tomlinson, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon; note: rerun from Jan. 30 (NBC)

Super M, Jimmy Kimmel Live!; note: rerun from Feb. 11 (ABC)

Mt. Joy, Late Night with Seth Meyers; note: rerun from Feb. 27 (NBC) | in studio at The Current, 2018

Melanie C, The Late Late Show with James Corden (CBS)

Thursday, March 19


Thundercat, Jimmy Kimmel Live!; note: rerun from March 3 (ABC) | watch the video for Thundercat's new song, "Dragonball Durag", Feb. 27

Finneas, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon; note: rerun from Feb. 3 (NBC)

James Taylor, Late Night with Seth Meyers; rerun from March 5 (NBC)

Friday, March 20


BTS, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon; note: rerun from Feb. 24 (NBC) | What happens when the BTS Army adopts you, by David Perry, 2019

Victoria Monét, Jimmy Kimmel Live!; note: rerun from March 3 (ABC)

Saturday, March 21


Chris Thile, CBS This Morning Saturday Sessions - social distancing edition (CBS) | Microshow performance at the Fine Line, Nov. 11, 2019

Luke Combs, Saturday Night Live (NBC); note: rerun from Feb. 1

Kane Brown; Colter Wall, Austin City Limits; note: encore from Nov. 16, 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
A Little Late with Lilly Singh - 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
CBS Sunday 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
Full Frontal with Samantha Bee - 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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  • Nathaniel Rateliff performs on 'The Late Show with Stephen Colbert'
    'The Late Show with Stephen Colbert' featuring musical guest Nathaniel Rateliff on Tuesday, February 25, 2020. (Scott Kowalchyk/CBS)
  • Mt. Joy performing on 'Late Night with Seth Meyers' on NBC
    LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS -- Episode 957 -- Pictured: Matthew Quinn of musical guest MT. JOY perform on February 27, 2020. (Lloyd Bishop/NBC)
  • Thundercat on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live' on ABC
    Thundercat on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live' on Monday, March 9, 2020. (Randy Holmes/ABC)
  • Colter Wall performing on 'Austin City Limits' on PBS.
    Colter Wall performing on 'Austin City Limits' on PBS. (courtesy KLRU-TV/Austin City Limits. Photo by Scott Newton)