Despite the false advertising, it was a good show. I'm a fan of both artists. Chris Isaak is a fun performer. He has an above average voice, a good catalog of songs and a very tight band. You may not be familiar with Raul Malo. He is the lead singer of The Mavericks. He is also a songwriter and a very good guitar player. The Mavericks disbanded in 2004 but appear to be mostly back together since 2012. This particular performance was a solo one by Raul.
- American Boy
- Wicked Game - great song, great rendition
- Heart Shaped World - this clip looks like it's from the TV concert
- Go Walking Down There
- Baby Did A Bad Bad Thing - fun song
- Somebody's Crying
- One Day
- San Francisco Days
- Forever Blue
- Super Magic 2000 - instrumental
All of the Chris Isaak performed songs were written by him. He's not just a fancy suit.
- Let's Not Say Goodbye Anymore - one of his compositions - nice song
- Let It Be Me - the Everly Brothers classic - clip probably same as TV concert
Each of the songs listed above is a link to a performance of that song. Most are from YouTube and only two look like they are from the show I watched. That's OK. It gives you an example of the songs and how talented these guys are.
The copyright date on the program is 2012 and Chris mentioned PBS at one point so some of this might have aired there before. I have to think at least the Raul Malo segment is part of a longer program/concert. If you get AXS as part of your cable package, this program may be available free on-demand until March 31st.
It's obviously a slapped together program and makes no sense musically. Chris did an upbeat set and Raul did two slow, mellow songs. That being said, there is not a bad performance in the bunch.
If you like music, it is always worth checking the AXS program schedule to see who or what is on. There is a lot of chaff but there is also a lot of wheat.
I give this very disjointed program a solid A. Two good performers singing good songs. What more do you want?