Five years after her debut on Austin City Limits, several Grammys and millions of records later, Norah Jones makes a triumphant return to the ACL stage. The Texas-born chanteuse showcases both old favorites and songs such as "My Dear Country" and "Thinking About You" from her recent bestselling album Not Too Late.
Songs: Norah Jones
-- Be My Somebody, Norah Jones
-- Broken, Norah Jones
-- Come Away with Me, Norah Jones
-- Creepin' In, Norah Jones
-- Hands on the Wheel, Norah Jones
-- Little Room, Norah Jones
-- My Dear Country, Norah Jones
-- Not Too Late, Norah Jones
-- Rosie's Lullaby, Norah Jones
-- Sinkin' Soon, Norah Jones
-- Sunrise, Norah Jones
-- The Sun Doesn't Like You, Norah Jones
-- Thinking About You
The Decemberists, an indie-rock band, perform cuts from the 2006 CD “The Crane Wife.” Also: the instrumental quintet Explosions in the Sky spotlights their 2007 CD, “All of a Sudden I Miss Everyone.”
Nigerian bandleader/political activist Femi Kuti brings his multi-layered, socailly conscious Afrobeat to the ACL stage for a groove-laden, celebratory performance.
Songs: Femi Kuti -- Beng Beng Beng, Femi Kuti -- Bring Me the Man Now, Femi Kuti -- Can't Buy Me, Femi Kuti -- If Them Want to Hear, Femi Kuti -- Oyimbo, Femi Kuti -- Sorry Sorry, Femi Kuti -- Stop AIDS, Femi Kuti -- Truth Don Die
Joined by blues luminaries James Cotton, Delbert McClinton and others, guitarist Jimmie Vaughan pays tribute to blues legend Jimmy Reed, composer of the classics "Ain't That Loving You Baby," "Big Boss Man" and "Baby What You Want Me to Do."
Songs: Omar Dykes, Jimmie Vaughan, Lou Ann Barton, James Cotton -- Ain't That Lovin' You Baby, Jimmie Vaughan, Kim Wilson, Omar Dykes -- Baby What You Want Me to Do / Bright Lights, Jimmie Vaughan, Omar Dykes -- Bad Boy, Jimmie Vaughan, Kim Wilson, Omar Dykes -- Big Boss Man, Omar Dykes, Jimmie Vaughan, Lou Ann Barton, James Cotton -- Caress Me Baby, Omar Dykes, Jimmie Vaughan, Lou Ann Barton, James Cotton -- Good Lover, Jimmie Vaughan and Kim Wilson -- High and Lonesome, Omar Dykes, Jimmie Vaughan, Delbert McClinton -- Hush, Hush, All -- Jimmy Reed Highway, Jimmie Vaughan, Omar Dykes, Gary Clark, Jr. -- Shame, Shame, Shame, Omar Dykes, Jimmie Vaughan, Lou Ann Barton, James Cotton -- You Upset my Mind
The ever-evolving Wilco returns to Austin City Limits, performing classics and cuts from its latest disk Sky Blue Sky. Don't miss this innovative band performing at the height of their collaborative musical powers.
Musical Guests: Wilco
Hailed as the “band who helped put Canadian music on the world map” by TIME magazine, experimental indie rock septet Arcade Fire has wowed audiences with its anthemic sound and emotionally-charged lyrics. The band’s complex, full sound combines diverse instrumentation with often brooding lyrics that “draw grand lessons from everyday life” (The New York Times).
Songs: The Arcade Fire -- Antichrist Television Blues, The Arcade Fire -- Black Mirror, The Arcade Fire -- Haiti, The Arcade Fire -- Intervention, The Arcade Fire -- Keep the Car Running, The Arcade Fire -- Laika, The Arcade Fire -- Neighborhood #1 (Tunnels), The Arcade Fire -- Neighborhood #3 (Power Out), The Arcade Fire -- Rebellion (Lies), The Arcade Fire -- Wake Up
U.K. sensation Paolo Nutini debuts with soulful pop songs from his hit album These Streets. Austin’s Grupo Fantasma throws down with the high energy Latin funk it’s taken to stages across the country.
Singer-songwriter John Mayer plays highlights from his 2006 CD Continuum.
Country rocker Lucinda Williams sings selections from her 2007 CD, West. Old Crow Medicine Show, a form of rock flavored mountain music sings selections from their 2006 CD, Big Iron World.
Songs: Old Crow Medicine Show
-- Big Time in the Jungle, Old Crow Medicine Show
-- Fall On My Knees, Old Crow Medicine Show
-- Gospel Plow, Lucinda Williams
-- Honey Bee, Lucinda Williams
-- Joy, Old Crow Medicine Show
-- Minglewood Blues, Lucinda Williams
-- Righteously, Lucinda Williams
-- Unsuffer Me, Old Crow Medicine Show
-- Wagon Wheel, Old Crow Medicine Show
-- We're All in This Together, Lucinda Williams
Bloc Party, a British post-punk band will play cuts from their album, "A Weekend in the City." Next, Ghostland Observatory will play selections from their self-titled CD.
Songs: Ghostland Observatory
-- All You Rock and Rollers, Bloc Party
-- Banquet, Ghostland Observatory
-- Ghetto Magnet, Bloc Party
-- Hunting for Witches, Ghostland Observatory
-- Move With Your Lover, Ghostland Observatory
-- Piano Man, Ghostland Observatory
-- Rich Man, Ghostland Observatory
-- Sad Sad City, Bloc Party
-- Sunday, Bloc Party
-- The Prayer, Bloc Party
-- This Modern Love, Bloc Party
-- Waiting for the 7:18
Crowded House, the New Zealand pop-rock band performs selections from their 2007 CD, "Time on Earth."
Songs: Crowded House
-- Distant Sun, Crowded House
-- Don't Dream It's Over, Crowded House
-- Four Seasons, Crowded House
-- Heaven That I'm Making, Crowded House
-- Italian Plastic, Crowded House
-- Locked Out, Crowded House
-- Mean to Me, Crowded House
-- Pour Le Monde, Crowded House
-- Say That Again, Crowded House
-- Silent House, Crowded House
-- Transit Lounge
Selections from the 2007 CD "Because of the Times" are featured when the Kings of Leon take the stage. Then, Roky Erickson, a Texas rock legend performs from his extensive catalog throughout his career.
Roky Erickson -- Bermuda, Roky Erickson -- Creature with the Atom Brain, Roky Erickson -- Don't Shake Me Lucifer, Kings of Leon
-- Four Kicks, Kings of Leon
-- King of the Rodeo, Roky Erickson -- Mine Mine Mind, Kings of Leon
-- Molly's Chambers, Kings of Leon
-- My Party, Kings of Leon
-- On Call, Roky Erickson -- Starry Eyes, Kings of Leon
-- Taper Jean Girl, Kings of Leon
-- The Bucket, Roky Erickson -- Two-Headed Dog, Roky Erickson -- Wind and More, Roky Erickson -- You're Gonna Miss Me
Brad Paisley performs selections from his 2007 CD "5th Gear," followed by Dierks Bentley, playing selections from his 2006 CD, "Long Trip Alone."
The seventh annual Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival in San Fransisco's Golden Gate Park features musicians from the genre of bluegrass and far beyond, as its title hints at. Includes Emmylou Harris, Bruce Hornsby, Earl Scruggs, Ricky Skaggs and Doc Watson.
Robert Earl Keen -- Amarillo Highway, Hazel Dickens
-- America's Poor, Del McCoury Band
-- Bluegrass Breakdown, David Grisman Bluegrass Experience
-- Bluegrass Stomp, Steve Earle & Alison Moorer -- Day's Aren't Long Enough, Doc Watson
-- Deep River Blues, Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder w/Bruce Hornsby -- Dreaded Spoon, Dave Alvin & The Guilty Men
-- Dry River, Earl Scruggs
-- Foggy Mountain Breakdown, Subdudes
-- Fountain Of Youth, Emmylou Harris
-- Get Up John, Charlie Louvin
-- Great Atomic Power, Teddy Thompson
-- I Wiah It Was Over, Chris Smither
-- Leave The Light On, Gillian Welch
-- Look At Miss Ohio, Jim Lauderdale
-- Lost in the Lonesome Pines, Alison Brown Quartet
-- Magnificent Seven, Jorma Kaukonen
-- San Fransisco Bay Blues, Bela Fleck And The Flecktones
-- Stomping Grounds, Guy Clark
-- Texas 1947