For Immediate Release: September 13, 2010; (Los Angeles, CA, Winnipeg, MB, Toronto, ON)

Season two of APTN’s Arbor Live is jam packed with musical talent from emerging Aboriginal artists to today’s global superstars.  The second season features live performances by Fishbone, Sammy Hagar’s new band Chickenfoot , The Crystal Method, Zakk Wylde, Black Label Society, The Scorpions, Tommy Lee, Mastadon and Slayer along with the homegrown Canadian talent of Suzie McNeil, Grady, Chantal Kreviazuk, Buffy Saint-Marie, Mother Mother, Shane Yellowbird, Moneen and You Say Party! We Say Die!

Rock guitarist Stevie Salas hosts this high energy and fast paced music variety TV show that’s been likened to a musical version of The Larry Sanders Show meets The Office. The program’s premise has Salas, his comedic director “Steelbird” and their “assistant,” real life movie star, Eric Schweig, as three native guys who run a music variety TV show, but have absolutely no idea what they are doing. Story lines call on each week’s musical talent to not only perform live, but also, to act.

Salas began his career when he was discovered in 1985 by funk legend George Clinton who hand-picked him to be his guitarist. He went on to play sold-out stadiums with Rod Stewart and Mick Jagger and wrote hit songs with Jeff Healey, Sass Jordan, Bootsy Collins and many others. Guitar Player Magazine has named him one of the Top 50 Guitarists of All Time.

His recent work includes acting as Musical Director for American Idol’s Chris Daughtry, Jordin Sparks, David Cook, Kris Allen and Adam Lambert. In 2009, Salas was the youngest recipient of a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Native American Music Awards and in 2010 he won the ACAM (BMI awards for Central America) Rock Songwriter of the Year.  He also played guitar on the Grammy nominated, multi-platinum, global # 1 record “Dead and Gone” by TI and Justin

Eric Schweig is a Canadian actor best known for his role in the critically acclaimed film The Last of the Mohicans.  Other key performances include Squanto: A Warrior’s Tale, Ron Howard’s The Missing, The Scarlet Letter, Tom and Huck, Big Eden, Skins and Cowboys and Indians: The J.J. Harper Story. Schweig is also well respected in the art of carving Inuit Spirit Masks and is currently filming the third season of Cashing In with the previous two seasons airing on APTN & BRAVO.

APTN (Aboriginal Peoples Television Network) is a Canadian broadcast and cable television network which airs and produces programs made by, for and about Aboriginal Peoples. It is noted as the first of its kind in the world and is based in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

Season two of Arbor Live builds on the success of the first season which included artists such as Velvet Revolver, Motley Crue, Buckcherry, Papa Roach, Comeback Kid and Joe Satriani. Premiering this month on APTN, Arbor Live will not disappoint, as the show brings more of the live performances, interviews and comedic backstage antics viewers have come to expect.

Each hour-long episode is jam packed with talent from all over the world and consistently spotlights emerging recording artists equally alongside the superstars. Arbor Live is a fun and entertaining way to discover new music.

Watch on APTN in Canada:

HD FEED – ET: 10:30pm Tues; 2:30am Wed; 10:00pm Fri; 10:30pm Sat

Eastern Feed – ET: 10:30pm Tues; 2:30am Wed

Western Feed – MT: 10:30pm Tues

Northern Feed – CT; 2:30am Wed

Watch episode trailers and bonus clips on the Arbor Live Official website:

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