Songs: Willie Nelson
-- Ain't It Funny/Crazy, Willie Nelson
-- Bloody Mary Morning, Willie Nelson
-- Good Hearted Woman, Willie Nelson
-- Headed Home To Austin, Willie Nelson
-- It's Not Supposed To Be That Way, Willie Nelson
-- Mountain Dew, Willie Nelson
-- Okie From Muskogee, Willie Nelson
-- Phases And Stages, Willie Nelson
-- Pick Up The Tempo, Willie Nelson
-- Redneck Mother, Willie Nelson
-- Rollin' In My Sweet Baby's Arms, Willie Nelson
-- Song For You, Willie Nelson
-- Stay All Night, Willie Nelson
-- Turn Out the Lights, Willie Nelson
-- When The Roll Is Called, Willie Nelson
-- Whiskey River, Willie Nelson
-- Will The Circle Be Unbroken?
The music of The Charlie Daniels Band is boogie and swing, lots of rock and roll and a whole lot of country, with maybe a jazz lick or two thrown in. Daniels taught himself to play the guitar by age 15. He spent nearly a decade in the rough and tumble training school of Southern honky-tonks before finding his first success as a Nashville session player. Daniels organized the Charlie Daniels Band in 1971.
Songs: The Texas Playboys
-- Blue Bonnet Lane, The Texas Playboys
-- Boogie Woogie, The Texas Playboys
-- Brown Skin Gal, Asleep At The Wheel
-- Bump Bounce Boogie, The Texas Playboys
-- Faded Love, The Texas Playboys
-- Fiddle Medley, The Texas Playboys
-- Keith's Waltz, Asleep At The Wheel
-- Let Me Go Home, Whiskey, The Texas Playboys
-- Milk Cow Blues, Asleep At The Wheel
-- Nothing Takes the Place of You, The Texas Playboys
-- Please Don't Leave Me Anymore Darlin', The Texas Playboys
-- San Antonio Rose, The Texas Playboys
-- Stay All Night, The Texas Playboys
-- Steel Guitar Rag, Asleep At The Wheel
-- Take Me Back To Tulsa, The Texas Playboys
-- The Bootheel Drag, Asleep At The Wheel
-- The Letter That Johnny Walker Read, The Texas Playboys
-- The Texas Playboys Theme
Songs: Rusty Wier
-- Agua Dulce, Rusty Wier
-- Blue Haze, Rusty Wier
-- Cheryl Doreen, Rusty Wier
-- Don't It Make You Wanna Dance, Rusty Wier
-- I Heard You Been Layin' My Old Lady, Rusty Wier
-- Jeremiah Black, Rusty Wier
-- One More Time, Rusty Wier
-- Relief, Rusty Wier
-- Sally Mae, Rusty Wier
-- Sofia, Rusty Wier
-- Stoned Slow Rugged
Songs: Townes Van Zandt
-- Ballad of Ira Hayes, Clifton Chenier
-- Calenda, Townes Van Zandt
-- Dollar Bill Blues, Townes Van Zandt
-- Don't Take It Too Bad, Clifton Chenier
-- Every Once In A While, Townes Van Zandt
-- If I Needed You, Townes Van Zandt
-- My Starter Won't Start, Clifton Chenier
-- No Salt in Your Snap Beans, Townes Van Zandt
-- Shrimp Song, Townes Van Zandt
-- Talkin' Fraternity Blues, Townes Van Zandt
-- Talkin' Karate Blues, Clifton Chenier
-- Trouble in Mind, Clifton Chenier
-- What'd I Say, Townes Van Zandt
-- White Freight Liner, Clifton Chenier
-- You Don't Have to Go
Guest Stars: Doug Sahm
as Himself (Performer)
Songs: Doug Sahm
-- At The Crossroads, Doug Sahm
-- Dynamite Woman, Doug Sahm
-- Hoedown, Doug Sahm
-- Is Anybody Going To San Antone?, Doug Sahm
-- It's Gonna Be Easy, Doug Sahm
-- Laredo, Doug Sahm
-- Mendocino, Doug Sahm
-- Papa Ain't Salty No More, Doug Sahm
-- Rain, Doug Sahm
-- She's About a Mover, Doug Sahm
-- Stormy Monday
Songs: Alvin Crow And The Pleasant Valley Boys
-- All Night Long, Alvin Crow And The Pleasant Valley Boys
-- Boil That Cabbage Down, Alvin Crow And The Pleasant Valley Boys
-- Cotton Eyed Joe, Alvin Crow And The Pleasant Valley Boys
-- Dynamite Diana, Alvin Crow And The Pleasant Valley Boys
-- Faded Love, Alvin Crow And The Pleasant Valley Boys
-- Fiddler's Lady, Alvin Crow And The Pleasant Valley Boys
-- I Just Dropped By To See The Show, Alvin Crow And The Pleasant Valley Boys
-- Louisiana Man, Alvin Crow And The Pleasant Valley Boys
-- Milk Cow Blues, Alvin Crow And The Pleasant Valley Boys
-- Nyquil Blues, Alvin Crow And The Pleasant Valley Boys
-- Rear View Mirror, Alvin Crow And The Pleasant Valley Boys
-- Six Pack To Go, Alvin Crow And The Pleasant Valley Boys
-- That's A Touch I Like, Alvin Crow And The Pleasant Valley Boys
-- The Texas Kid, Alvin Crow And The Pleasant Valley Boys
-- When I Stop Loving You
Songs: Bobby Bridger
-- Altitude, B.W. Stevenson
-- Cold, Cold Winter, Bobby Bridger
-- Free My Spirit, B.W. Stevenson
-- Hold On, Bobby Bridger
-- Just Fompin' Around, B.W. Stevenson
-- Kokomo, B.W. Stevenson
-- On My Own, Bobby Bridger
-- Our Spirits Will Abide, Bobby Bridger
-- People Carry On, B.W. Stevenson
-- Temper, Temper, Bobby Bridger
-- The Sculpture, B.W. Stevenson
-- Train Song
Songs: Marcia Ball
-- All Night Long, Marcia Ball
-- Burnin' Love, Greezy Wheels
-- Cotton Eyed Joe, Marcia Ball
-- Cowboy's Sweetheart, Marcia Ball
-- Done Got Over, Greezy Wheels
-- Everybody Knows, Marcia Ball
-- Fright Train Boogie, Marcia Ball
-- Good Girl's Gonna Go Bad, Marcia Ball
-- I'm Not Blind, Marcia Ball
-- In the Night, Marcia Ball
-- Make Me a Pallet, Greezy Wheels
-- Right Now Rag, Greezy Wheels
-- Rollin' in My Sweet Baby's Arms, Greezy Wheels
-- Romance, Greezy Wheels
-- Sad, What A Dilemma, Marcia Ball
-- Saturday Night Fish Fry, Greezy Wheels
-- Sideman's Party, Marcia Ball
-- Standin' On This Corner, Marcia Ball
-- When You Were Here
-- Canadian Bluegrass, Wheatfield
-- Cardinal, Wheatfield
-- Conversation, Wheatfield
-- Cruzan Time, Wheatfield
-- Drifting Along, Wheatfield
-- Flapjack Blues, Wheatfield
-- From Winter, Wheatfield
-- Last Train to Pontchartrain, Wheatfield
-- Mother Earth, Wheatfield
-- Reason for Leaving, Wheatfield
-- The Lady Has No Heart, Wheatfield
-- Waxahachie Woman
Songs: Balcones Fault
-- 42nd Street, Balcones Fault
-- Cartagenera, Balcones Fault
-- Darlin', Balcones Fault
-- El Pescador, Balcones Fault
-- Fats Waller Medley, Balcones Fault
-- Jesus Christ Was A Teenager Too, Balcones Fault
-- Leave Your Hat On, Balcones Fault
-- Pa Todo El Ano, Balcones Fault
-- Shop Around, Balcones Fault
-- Up In The Air, Balcones Fault
-- Will Power, Balcones Fault
-- You can Do It
Songs: Jerry Jeff Walker
-- Backslider's Wine, The Lost Gonzo Band
-- Ded Armadillo, Jerry Jeff Walker
-- Gettin' By, Jerry Jeff Walker
-- I Like To Sleep Late in the Mornin', Jerry Jeff Walker
-- L.A. Freeway, The Lost Gonzo Band
-- London Homesick Blues, Jerry Jeff Walker
-- Mr. Bojangles, Jerry Jeff Walker
-- My Old Man, The Lost Gonzo Band
-- Railroad Man, Jerry Jeff Walker
-- Redneck Mother, The Lost Gonzo Band
-- The Last Thing I Needed, Jerry Jeff Walker
-- Will The Circle Be Unbroken
Willie Nelson is said to have bridged the gap between old school country music and youing music fans while Tracy Nelson is folk singer who threw a little country, rock and R&B into the mix.
Songs: Tracy Nelson (2)
-- After the Fire is Gone, Willie Nelson
-- Bandera, Willie Nelson
-- Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain, Willie Nelson
-- Blue Rock Montana, Willie Nelson
-- Can I Sleep in Your Arms, Willie Nelson
-- Denver, Tracy Nelson (2)
-- Down So Low, Willie Nelson
-- Down Yonder, Willie Nelson
-- Hands on the Wheel, Tracy Nelson (2)
-- I Could Have Been Your Best Friend, Willie Nelson
-- I Couldn't Believe It Was True, Tracy Nelson (2)
-- I Couldn't Stay Here If I Wanted, Tracy Nelson (2)
-- It's A Sad Situation, Willie Nelson
-- Just As I Am, Willie Nelson
-- O'er the Waves, Willie Nelson
-- Red-Headed Stranger, Willie Nelson
-- Remember Me, Willie Nelson
-- Time of the Preacher, Willie Nelson
-- Time of the Preacher Theme
The Amazing Rhythm Aces featured Jeff Davis on bass guitar, Butch McDade on drums, Russell Smith singing and playing guitar, Billy Earhart III on keyboards, Barry Burton on the dobro and James Hooker on the piano. Gove played the guitar in bottle-neck style.
Songs: The Amazing Rhythm Aces
-- A Fool For the Woman, Gove Scrivenor
-- All I Want To Do Is See You Again, The Amazing Rhythm Aces
-- Anything You Want, The Amazing Rhythm Aces
-- Dancing the Night Away, The Amazing Rhythm Aces
-- Emma Jean, The Amazing Rhythm Aces
-- Hit the Nail on the Head, The Amazing Rhythm Aces
-- I'll Be Gone, Gove Scrivenor
-- Joy of Man's Desiring, Gove Scrivenor
-- Make My Love Come Rolling Down, Gove Scrivenor
-- Pigeon River Breakdown, The Amazing Rhythm Aces
-- The End is Not in Sight, The Amazing Rhythm Aces
-- These Dreams of Losing You, The Amazing Rhythm Aces
-- Third Rate Romance, The Amazing Rhythm Aces
-- Typical American Boy, The Amazing Rhythm Aces
-- Who Will Be the Next Fool?
Earl Scruggs picked the banjo like no one else and his sons helped him out along the way!
Songs: The Earl Scruggs Revue
-- Black Mountain Blues, The Earl Scruggs Revue
-- Bugle Call Rag, The Earl Scruggs Revue
-- Carolina Boogie, The Earl Scruggs Revue
-- Earl's Breakdown, The Earl Scruggs Revue
-- Every Man Has Had His Own Price, The Earl Scruggs Revue
-- Everybody Wants To Go To Heaven, The Earl Scruggs Revue
-- Flint Hill Special, The Earl Scruggs Revue
-- Foggy Mountain Breakdown, The Earl Scruggs Revue
-- Freight Train, The Earl Scruggs Revue
-- I Just Can't Seem to Care, The Earl Scruggs Revue
-- I Shall Be Released, The Earl Scruggs Revue
-- Lady in the First Degree, The Earl Scruggs Revue
-- Nashville Skyline Rag, The Earl Scruggs Revue
-- Orange Blossom Special, The Earl Scruggs Revue
-- Sally Gooding, The Earl Scruggs Revue
-- Stay All Night, Stay A Little Longer, The Earl Scruggs Revue
-- Wooden Nickels
Jimmy Buffett was backed by his Coral Reefer Band while Rusty Wier played solo.
Songs: Jimmy Buffett
-- Banana Republic, Rusty Wier
-- Coast of Colorado, Jimmy Buffett
-- Dallas, Jimmy Buffett
-- Got A Carribean Soul I Can Barely Control, Jimmy Buffett
-- Havana Daydreaming, Rusty Wier
-- I Don't Wanna Lay This Guitar Down, Rusty Wier
-- Pass the Buck, Rusty Wier
-- Queen of My Dreams, Rusty Wier
-- Tell Me Truly, Julie, Rusty Wier
-- The Devil Lives in Dallas, Jimmy Buffett
-- Trying To Reason With The Hurricanes, Rusty Wier
-- Whiskey Still, Jimmy Buffett
-- Wino And I Know
Gatemouth's accompanists were Leon Medica on bass, Jeff Pollard on rhythm guitar, Rod Roddy on piano, David Peters on drums and Bobby Campos playing horns, flute and trumpet. Delbert McClinton played solo.
Songs: Delbert McClinton
-- Back to Louisiana, Delbert McClinton
-- Bad Luck, Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown (2)
-- Blackjack, Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown (2)
-- Chicken Shift, Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown (2)
-- Gate Walks the Board, Delbert McClinton
-- Honky Tonkin', Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown (2)
-- Okie Dokie Stomp, Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown (2)
-- Orange Blossom Special, Delbert McClinton
-- Part-time Love, Delbert McClinton
-- Pledging My Love, Delbert McClinton
-- Ruby Louise, Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown (2)
-- Up Jumped the Devil, Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown (2)
-- When My Blue Moon Turns To Gold
Firefall featured the following lineup: Rick Roberts sang, Jock Bartley played lead guitar, Mark Andes play bass guitar, Larry Burnett played rhythm guitar and Michael Clarke played drums. Denim was Bill Browder on lead vocals, guitar and piano, Richard Mullen playing guitar, pedal steel guitar, mandolin and backing vocals, Jerry Crow on bass guitar and backing vocals and David Moerbe on drums and seccond lead vocals.
Guest Stars: Firefall
as Themselves (Performer) | Denim
as Themselves (Performer)
-- Cinderella, Firefall
-- Do What You Want, Firefall
-- Even Steven, Denim
-- I'd Be Lost Without You, Denim
-- I'll Get Along, Denim
-- Let's Keep This Thing Going, Firefall
-- Livin' Ain't Livin', Firefall
-- Mexico, Firefall
-- No Way Out, Denim
-- Panhandle Memory, Firefall
-- Sad Ol' Love Song, Firefall
-- You Are the Woman
The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band consisted of John McEuen on banjo, fiddle and mandolin, Jeff Hanna playing guitar and washboard, Jackie Clark on guitar and piano, Jimmy Fadden doing the harp and drums and John Cable with the guitar and bass at the time of the performance. Kiwi featured John Fannin on lead guitar and harmonica, David Lloyd played rhythm guitar and sang bass and Tom Elskes played spoons and other percussion instruments while singing lead.
-- Ain't Nobody Knocking At My Door, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
-- Battle of New Orleans, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
-- Bayou Jubilee, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
-- Classical Banjo, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
-- Diggy Diggy Lo, Kiwi
-- Early Morning Riser, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
-- Every Day Pays, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
-- Harmonica Dust, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
-- Honky Tonkin', Kiwi
-- I Am A Walrus, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
-- Mr. Bojangles, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
-- Randy Lynn Rag, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
-- Rocky Top, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
-- Sismal Swamp, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
-- Will the Circle Be Unbroken
Larry Gatlin played solo while Alex Harvey had Jerry McEwen playing lead guitar, banjo and mandolin, Jim Jenne on rhythm guitar and vocals, Jim Althouse on bass and Dave Mize playing drums.
Songs: Larry Gatlin
-- Broken Lady, Alex Harvey
-- Catfish Bates, Alex Harvey
-- Delta Dawn, Larry Gatlin
-- Delta Dirt, Larry Gatlin
-- Hallelujah, Larry Gatlin
-- Help Me, Larry Gatlin
-- I Just Can't Get Her Out of My Mind, Alex Harvey
-- Makin' Music for Money, Larry Gatlin
-- Ode to the Road, Alex Harvey
-- Rings, Alex Harvey
-- Sleep All Mornin', Alex Harvey
-- Some One Who Cares, Alex Harvey
-- Tell It All Brother, Larry Gatlin
-- The Heart, Alex Harvey
-- Tulsa Turnaround
Both Willis Alan Ramsey and Roy Buchanan played solo.
Songs: Willis Alan Ramsey
-- Ballad of Spider Jones, Willis Alan Ramsey
-- Geraldine and the Honey Bee, Roy Buchanan
-- Hey Joe, Willis Alan Ramsey
-- Muskrat Love, Willis Alan Ramsey
-- Northeast Texas Women, Willis Alan Ramsey
-- Painted Lady, Roy Buchanan
-- Roy's Bluz, Roy Buchanan
-- Sweet Dreams, Roy Buchanan
-- The Messiah Will Come Again, Willis Alan Ramsey
-- Watermelon Man, Roy Buchanan
-- Woman, You Must Be Crazy
Guy Clark was backed by Danny Rowland on guitar, Charlie Bundy on bass and Chris Laird on drums, while Larry Nye backed Steve Fromholz on guitar and vocals.
Songs: Steve Fromholz
-- Buzzard Blues, Guy Clark
-- Desperadoes Waiting For A Train, Steve Fromholz
-- Fool's Paradise, Steve Fromholz
-- I'd Have to Be Crazy, Guy Clark
-- It's About Time, Steve Fromholz
-- Road to Kentucky, Steve Fromholz
-- Sweet Janey, Guy Clark
-- Texas 1947, Guy Clark
-- Texas Cookin', Guy Clark
-- The Ballad of Laverne and Captain Flint, Guy Clark
-- The Last Gunfighter, Guy Clark
-- Virginia's Real
Michael Murphey, one of the Southwest’s most outspoken and musically gifted performers is featured on the premier program of Austin City Limit’s third season. Now known as Michael Martin Murphey this performer has always stayed true to his Southwest roots.
Songs: Michael Martin Murphey
-- Boy From the Country, Michael Martin Murphey
-- Carolina in the Pines, Michael Martin Murphey
-- Holy Roller, Michael Martin Murphey
-- Loners, Michael Martin Murphey
-- Medicine Man, Michael Martin Murphey
-- Mind Your Own Business, Michael Martin Murphey
-- Nothing's Your Own, Michael Martin Murphey
-- Paradise, Michael Martin Murphey
-- Texas Morning, Michael Martin Murphey
-- Wandering MInstrel, Michael Martin Murphey
Songs: Steve Goodman
-- Banana Republics, Steve Goodman
-- Can't Go Back, Steve Goodman
-- Chicken Cordon Blues/This Hotel Room, Steve Goodman
-- City of New Orleans, Steve Goodman
-- I'll Fly Away, Steve Goodman
-- Men Who Love Women Who Love Men, Steve Goodman
-- My Old Man, Steve Goodman
-- Old Fashioned Girl, Steve Goodman
-- The 20th Century is Almost Over, Steve Goodman
-- The Dutchman, Steve Goodman
-- Video Tape, Steve Goodman
-- You Never Even Call Me By My Name
Of all the songs Prine has composed over the years, his most recent compositions may be his finest. Austin City Limits viewers are treated to several of Prine’s new tunes, including “Iron Ore Betty,” “Bottomless Lake,” “Jumpin’ Jahosafat,” and a gem entitled “That’s the Way the World goes Round.” Like many of Prine’s songs, this last one is an exquisite mix of tragedy, comedy and foolishness.
Songs: John Prine
-- Bottomless Lake, John Prine
-- Bruised Orange, John Prine
-- Fish & Whistle, John Prine
-- Hello in There, John Prine
-- Illegal Smile, John Prine
-- Paradise, John Prine
-- Pretty Good, John Prine
-- Saboo Visits the Twin Cities Alone, John Prine
-- Saddles in the Rain, John Prine
-- Six O'Clock News, John Prine
-- Spanish Pipe Dream, John Prine
-- That's the Way the World Goes 'Round, John Prine
-- There She Goes
“The Texas Playboys are on the air!” That familiar radio introduction takes on new relevance as the Playboys returned to Austin City Limits during season 3. This time the Playboys join Ernest Tubb and The Texas Troubadours for an hour for entertainment.
Songs: The Texas Playboys
-- Big Balls in Cowtown, Ernest Tubb
-- If You Don't Quit Checking On Me, Ernest Tubb
-- In the Jailhouse Now, The Texas Playboys
-- Miss Molly, The Texas Playboys
-- Right or Wrong, The Texas Playboys
-- San Antonio Rose, The Texas Playboys
-- Stay All Night, The Texas Playboys
-- Steel Guitar Rag, The Texas Playboys
-- Texas Playboys Theme, Ernest Tubb
-- Thanks A Lot, The Texas Playboys
-- That's What I Like About the South, Ernest Tubb
-- There's A Little Bit of Everything In Texas, Ernest Tubb
-- Tomorrow Never Comes, Ernest Tubb
-- Walking the Floor Over You, Ernest Tubb
-- Waltz Across Texas, The Texas Playboys
-- You're OK
Songs: Chet Atkins
-- Autumn Leaves, Chet Atkins
-- Black Mountain Rag, Merle Travis -- Cannonball Rag, Merle Travis -- Detour, Chet Atkins
-- Frog Kissing, Merle Travis -- Hominy Grits, Merle Travis -- Nine Pound Hammer, Chet Atkins
-- Recuerdos De Alhambra, Merle Travis -- Sixteen Tons, Merle Travis -- Smoke Smoke Smoke That Cigarette, Chet Atkins
-- Snowbird, Chet Atkins
-- Until It's Time For You to Go, Chet Atkins
-- Wildwood Flower/Freight Train, Chet Atkins
-- Yakety Sax, Chet Atkins
-- You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To
1. Oh, What A Beautiful Morning
2. Georgia On My Mind
4. Born To Lose
5. Some Enchanted Evening
6. Ray Talking: 'when you're an old battery, you need generators' - introducing Raelettes]
7. Hit The Road Jack
8. [Ray Talking - bridging between #7 and #9: 'this is for public tv; they're trying to get me to say the woman was pissed off, but I ain't gonna say that']
9. A Fool For You [improv]/I Can't Stop Loving You
10. I Can See Clearly Now
11. Für Elise/Steel Guitar Rag/Lonesome Blue Yodel/I'm Gonna Keep On Singin'...
12. That's Allright/What'd I Say/Shake It Up/Feel So Good...
13. Deep In The Heart Of Texas
First half: the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band performs.
Second half: a tribute to Steve Goodman, featuring performances filmed in 1982 but never aired during Goodman's life. Includes three songs with Jethro Burns and one with John Prine.
Songs: Steve Goodman -- City of New Orleans (with Jethro Burns), Steve Goodman -- Elvis Imitators, Steve Goodman -- I Just Keep Falling in Love, Steve Goodman -- Sdrawkcab Klat (Talk Backwards), Steve Goodman -- Souvenirs (with John Prine), Steve Goodman -- The Dutchman (with Jethro Burns), Steve Goodman -- Tico Tico (with Jethro Burns)
Songs: Los Super Seven
-- Canoero, Tish Hinojosa
-- Esperate, Los Super Seven
-- Gallo De Cielo, Ruben Ramos
-- La Morena, Flaco Jiménez
-- Margarita, Rick Treviño
-- Mi Ranchito, Freddy Fender
-- Piensa En Mi, Los Super Seven
-- Rio De Tenampa, Capanas De America
-- Tita, Flaco Jiménez
-- Un Beso Al Viento, Freddy Fender
-- Un Lunes Por La Mañana
Guest Stars: Jewel
Guest Stars: Phish
Musical innovation is the theme for this episode of Austin City Limits featuring Wilco followed by Bright Eyes. The Chicago-based Wilco has outgrown the alt-country genre with their emotional, intelligent lyrics and explorative music on releases like a ghost is born and Yankee Hotel Foxtrot. Bright Eyes’ music is inundated with searching melodies fleshed out with the sounds of accordion, piano, mellotron, pedal steel, vibraphone, and the haunting voice of the group’s only constant – twenty-four year old singer/songwriter Conor Oberst.
Jam band icon Trey Anastasio, former frontman of Phish, goes solo for a performance taped live from the Austin City Limits Music Festival, one of the biggest outdoor music events in the country. With his skillful improvisation, Anastasio performs pieces from his first solo release for thousands of mesmerized fans.
For more than 10 years Modest Mouse has been creating genre-blending, folk-tinged indie-rock that has brought them legions of diehard fans, but in 2004, with the help of their single “Float On,” the band has gone from cult-following to MTV-staple.After twenty-plus years and an equal number of albums, EPs and singles, lo-fi indie-rock innovators Guided By Voices are calling it quits. Austin City Limits captures the band during their final tour performing songs from throughout their career.
Austin City Limits caputres one of the year's biggest rock 'n' roll reunions as legendary alt-rockers the Pixies perform. With vintage fire the band takes the stage to perform their classics filled with brutal noise and impressionistic lyrics.
Guest Stars: Pixies
Former surfer Jack Johnson has long been a hit at summer music festivals with his mix of folk, blues and hip-hop. He performs songs from his CD, In Between Dreams. Rilo Kiley fuse indie-pop and alt-country together for a sound that emphasizes their emotional, playful lyrics. Highlights include songs from the band's CD More Adventurous.
Alison Krauss + Union Station have spent two decades taking the mournful, high, lonesome sound of bluegrass out of the mountains and into the mainstream. Highlights include songs from their CD, Lonely Runs Both Ways. Kathleen Edwards proves that country-rock and insightful lyrics go hand-in-hand. The singer-songwriter performs tunes from her sophomore release, Back To Me.
Songs: Kathleen Edwards -- 6 O'Clock News, Kathleen Edwards -- Back To Me, Kathleen Edwards -- Good Things, Alison Krauss and Union Station -- Goodbye is All We Have, Alison Krauss and Union Station -- Gravity, Kathleen Edwards -- In State, Kathleen Edwards -- Independent Thief, Alison Krauss and Union Station -- My Poor Old Heart, Alison Krauss and Union Station -- Rain Please Go Away, Alison Krauss and Union Station -- Restless, Alison Krauss and Union Station -- This Sad Song, Alison Krauss and Union Station -- Unionhouse Branch, Alison Krauss and Union Station -- Wouldn't Be So Bad
Music legend Etta James has been wowing critics and fans with a music legacy that has spanned more than 50 years. Hot off the success of her 2004 release, Blues to the Bone, the Lifetime Achievement Grammy Award winner continues to be one of the most respected R&B singers in America. Highlights include "All the Way Down" and "At Last."
Ben Folds takes off on a solo career that builds on the success of his band's hit "Brick." Highlights include songs from his critically-acclaimed release, Songs For Silverman. Ray LaMontagne, who Rolling Stone called “the backwoods Van Morrison,” performs songs from his haunting debut release, Trouble.
The Killers have taken their catchy rock out of the indie scene and into the mainstream. Highlights include the hit "Somebody Told Me" and other songs off the band's release Hot Fuss. Spoon explores the sound limits of indie-rock while keeping thoughtful lyrics at the forefront. The Austin band performs songs from their CD Gimme Fiction.
It’s been almost ten years since the iconic John Prine released a CD of new original songs, but after a battle with cancer he's back in top form. Highlights include songs from his CD, Fair&Square, plus a few Prine classics. Amos Lee melds folk and soul into a unique engaging song-poetry that is rooted in American tradition. Lee performs songs from his self-titled debut release.
Austin City Limits presents an hour of world indie-rock with Franz Ferdinand and What Made Milwaukee Famous. With intelligent, danceable pop-rock the Scottish quartet Franz Ferdinand perform song from their sophomore release, You Could Have It So Much Better, plus hits off their self-titled debut release. What Made Milwaukee Famous’ intelligent humor and electronic-fused choruses has swiftly made them one of Austin’s hottest bands. They perform songs from their critically-acclaimed debut release, Trying to Never Catch Up.
For almost 20 years, Widespread Panic toured the country becoming one of the most popular "road warrior" bands. The band jams for one-full hour performing fan favorites.
Austin City Limits presents a night of country’s leading ladies with Gretchen Wilson and Miranda Lambert. “Country Music Mafia” superstar Gretchen Wilson takes the stage to perform songs from her recently release second album, All Jacked Up. From Texas clubs to “Nashville Star,” Miranda Lambert has made a big impression during her short music career. The 21-year-old performs songs from her debut CD, Kerosene.
Songs: Gretchen Wilson
-- All Jacked Up, Miranda Lambert
-- Bring Me Down, Gretchen Wilson
-- California Girls, Miranda Lambert
-- Can't Be Bothered, Gretchen Wilson
-- Good Morning Heartache, Gretchen Wilson
-- Here for the Party, Miranda Lambert
-- Hillbilly Highway, Gretchen Wilson
-- I Don't Feel Like Loving You Today, Miranda Lambert
-- I Wanna Die, Miranda Lambert
-- Kerosene, Miranda Lambert
-- Me and Charlie Talkin', Gretchen Wilson
-- Politically Uncorrect, Gretchen Wilson
-- Rebel Child
Death Cab for Cutie have long been a critical favorite for their infectious melodies and moody lyrics. The Washington-based group perform songs from their new release, Plans, plus their breakthrough CD, Transatlanticism. My Morning Jacket have taken exotic soundscapes, guitar rock and clever lyrics and combined them for a unique sound that has won the band an ever growing group of fans. The Kentucky band performs songs from their newest release, Z.
Songs: Death Cab for Cutie
-- A Movie Script Ending, My Morning Jacket
-- Anytime, Death Cab for Cutie
-- Crooked Teeth, My Morning Jacket
-- Dondante, My Morning Jacket
-- Gideon, My Morning Jacket
-- Golden, Death Cab for Cutie
-- I Was a Kaleidoscope, Death Cab for Cutie
-- Soul Meets Body, Death Cab for Cutie
-- Summer Skin, Death Cab for Cutie
-- The New Year, Death Cab for Cutie
-- Title and Registration, My Morning Jacket
-- What A Wonderful Man
The legendary Kinks frontman Ray Davies makes a rare American television appearance, showcasing classic songs from the former quintessential Brit band as well as his eagerly received first-ever solo record.
Songs: Ray Davies -- A Long Way From Home, Ray Davies -- After the Fall, Ray Davies -- All Day and All of the Night, Ray Davies -- Good Times Gone, Ray Davies -- I’m Not Like Everybody Else, Ray Davies -- Next Door Neighbour, Ray Davies -- Over My Head, Ray Davies -- Run Away From Time, Ray Davies -- The Getaway (Lonesome Train), Ray Davies -- The Tourist, Ray Davies -- Twentieth Century Man
Just weeks after the anniversary of the devastation Hurricane Katrina wrought on their home town, a group of Crescent City legends celebrates the ravaged city’s musical history and culture. Featuring original members of the Meters and the Neville Brothers, plus special guests Marcia Ball, the incomparable soul queen Irma Thomas, Willie Tee, Monk Boudreaux, John Boutte, and Cyril Neville.
Songs: The New Orleans Social Club -- Big Chief, The New Orleans Social Club -- Cabbage Alley, The New Orleans Social Club -- Chase, The New Orleans Social Club -- First Taste of Hurt, The New Orleans Social Club -- Fortunate Son, The New Orleans Social Club -- Look Up, The New Orleans Social Club -- Red Beans, The New Orleans Social Club -- Somewhere, The New Orleans Social Club -- This Is My Country, The New Orleans Social Club -- Why, The New Orleans Social Club -- Yield Not to Temptation
Arguably the single most important figure on today’s Latin music scene, Juanes brings his infectious rhythms and compelling songs from his native Colombia to an American audience. Included by Time magazine on its list of “one of the 100 most influential people in the world,” Juanes remains true to his roots, performing in his native language.
Musical Guests: Juanes
-- A Dios Le Pido, Juanes
-- Damelo, Juanes
-- Fotografìa, Juanes
-- La Camisa Negra, Juanes
-- La Noche, Juanes
-- La Paga, Juanes
-- Lo Que Me Gusta, Juanes
-- Luna, Juanes
-- Mala Gente, Juanes
-- Nada Valgo Sin Tu Amor, Juanes
-- Rosario Tijeres, Juanes
Few contemporary artists inspire the degree of rapturous critical praise, without the accompanying fame and fortune, as Alejandro Escovedo. Back in form after a near-death battle with Hepatitis C, the eclectic, imaginative songwriter and his extraordinary band perform songs from The Boxing Mirror, praised by Billboard as “a masterwork from one of the genuine lights in rock music.”
Songs: Alejandro Escovedo -- Arizona, Alejandro Escovedo -- Baby’s Got New Plans, Alejandro Escovedo -- Break This Time, Alejandro Escovedo -- Dear Head on the Wall, Alejandro Escovedo -- Everybody Loves Me, Alejandro Escovedo -- Evita’s Lullaby, Alejandro Escovedo -- Put You Down, Alejandro Escovedo -- Rosalie, Alejandro Escovedo -- Sacramento & Polk (string instrumental)
Two of the underground rock scene’s most creative artists perform. Critical darling and indie rock sensation Sufjan Stevens brings his orchestral folk/pop to the stage in support of his latest album The Avalanche.
Highlighting its latest record Garden Ruin, Arizona’s Calexico dazzles with a unique blend of traditional songcraft and Southwestern roots music.
-- Across the Wire, Calexico
-- All Systems Red, Sufjan Stevens
-- Casimir Pulaski Day, Calexico
-- El Picador, Calexico
-- He Lays in the Reins, Sufjan Stevens
-- Jacksonville, Calexico
-- Letter to Bowie Knife, Calexico
-- Not Even Stevie Nicks, Sufjan Stevens
-- Oh Detroit, Lift Up Your Weary Head!, Calexico
-- Sunken Waltz, Sufjan Stevens
-- The Dress Looks Nice on You
Ladysmith Black Mambazo brings its combination of South African musical traditions and Christian gospel music to the Austin City Limits stage.
An international cultural force over the last 40 years, the a cappella group’s unbelievable vocal harmonies continue to inspire enthusiasm whenever and wherever they perform.
Musical legend Van Morrison wraps his incomparable voice around the soul, blues, folk, jazz and country styles that have been the mainstay of his music for four decades.
Featuring songs from his latest album Pay the Devil and timeless Morrison classics, he delivers a spellbinding one hour performance in his first appearance on Austin City Limits
Songs: Van Morrison
-- Brown-Eyed Girl, Van Morrison
-- Choppin’ Wood, Van Morrison
-- Cleaning Windows, Van Morrison
-- Don’t Start Crying Now / Custard Pie, Van Morrison
-- Gloria, Van Morrison
-- I Can’t Stop Loving You, Van Morrison
-- Not Feelin’ It, Van Morrison
-- Playhouse, Van Morrison
-- St. James Infirmary, Van Morrison
-- There Stands the Glass, Van Morrison
-- Wild Night
Austin City Limits showcases a pair of British stars now conquering U.S. shores. England’s Corinne Bailey Rae affirms her burgeoning popularity with hits “Put Your Records On” and “Like a Star” from her self-titled debut.
Then Scotland’s KT Tunstall demonstrates why her star is rising with “Black Horse and the Cherry Tree” and other favorites from her acclaimed Eye to the Telescope.
It's a celebration of diverse Texas roots rock on Austin City Limits. First, San Angelo trio Los Lonely Boys consolidates its massive success with songs from Sacred, its latest slab of "Texican rock & roll." Then the Gourds bring their iconoclastic country/folk/Tex-Mex/Cajun rock to the stage with tunes from their latest album Heavy Ornamentals and crowd-pleasing favorites from their early years.
Songs: The Gourds
-- Burn the Honeysuckle, The Gourds
-- Do 4 U, The Gourds
-- El Paso, The Gourds
-- Jesus Christ with Signs Following, The Gourds
-- Lower 48, The Gourds
-- Mr. Betty, Los Lonely Boys
-- My Way, Los Lonely Boys
-- Outlaws, Los Lonely Boys
-- Oye Mamacita, Los Lonely Boys
-- Roses, Los Lonely Boys
-- Texican Style
Detouring from his red-hot success with The White Stripes, Jack White’s new pop-rock collaboration with fellow Detroiter Brendan Benson, the Raconteurs, applies distinctly modern rock sensibilities to classic 60’s and 70’s influences. The quartet mixes Lennon-McCartney style harmonies with blues-power guitar and a touch of psychedelia on songs from its debut Broken Boy Soldiers.
Introspective, highly acclaimed singer/songwriter Cat Power follows with a set of tunes from her Memphis soul-inflected album The Greatest.
Songs: The Raconteurs
-- Bang Bang, The Raconteurs
-- Blue Veins, Cat Power
-- Could We, Cat Power
-- Cross Bones Style /(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction, Cat Power
-- I Don't Blame You, The Raconteurs
-- Level, Cat Power
-- Lived in Bars, Cat Power
-- Living Proof, The Raconteurs
-- Texas, Cat Power
-- The Greatest, The Raconteurs
Bob Marley's son Damian “Junior Gong” Marley performs selections from his “Welcome to Jamrock” CD; and is joined by his brothers, Stephen and Julian.The son of Bob Marley, Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley is a multiple Grammy Award winner for his distinctive take on his father’s reggae legacy. With his brothers Stephen and Julian as guests, Marley performs tunes from his latest album, the bestselling Welcome to Jamrock.
England¹s James Blunt showcases songs from his internationally popular album Back to Bedlam, including the massive hit You're Beautiful.
James McMurtry, son of author Larry McMurtry and a songwriter whose tough, literate rock sound has led him to be called "the Texan Lou Reed" follows.
The Dixie Chicks perform selections from the 2006 “Taking the Long Way” album, plus older songs. The set includes “Lubbock or Leave It”; “Truth No. 2”; “Long Time Gone”; “Silent House”; “Not Ready to Make Nice”; “Easy Silence”; “The Long Way Around”; “White Trash Wedding”; “Travelin' Soldier”; and “Mississippi.”
Songs: Dixie Chicks -- Easy Silence, Dixie Chicks -- Longtime Gone, Dixie Chicks -- Lubbock or Leave It, Dixie Chicks -- Mississippi, Dixie Chicks -- Not Ready to Make Nice, Dixie Chicks -- Silent House, Dixie Chicks -- The Long Way Around, Dixie Chicks -- The Neighbor, Dixie Chicks -- Traveling Soldier, Dixie Chicks -- Truth #2, Dixie Chicks -- White Trash Wedding
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
R.E.M. performs songs from their critically acclaimed 2008 CD Accelerate.
Guest Stars: R.E.M.
Songs: R.E.M. -- Accelerate, R.E.M. -- Bad Day, R.E.M. -- Drive, R.E.M. -- Electrolite, R.E.M. -- Hollow Man, R.E.M. -- Horse to Water, R.E.M. -- Houston, R.E.M. -- I'm Gonna DJ, R.E.M. -- Living Well's the Best Revenge, R.E.M. -- Losing My Religion, R.E.M. -- Man on the Moon, R.E.M. -- Mansize Wreath, R.E.M. -- Supernatural Superserious, R.E.M. -- Until the Day is Done
Bettye LaVette began her career at age 16 and since has recorded in the blues, country and rock. Tonight she sings her classic hits and the newest from her CD "The Scene of the Crime." Next 90+ year old Pinetop Perkins is a blues pianist who began his career in the 1920's. He received a lifetime Grammy nomination in 2005.
Songs: Bettye LaVette -- Battle of Bettye LaVette, Pinetop Perkins -- Big Fat Mama, Bettye LaVette -- Choices, Pinetop Perkins -- Got My Mojo Working, Pinetop Perkins -- How Long?, Bettye LaVette -- Joy, Bettye LaVette -- Take Me Like I Am, Bettye LaVette -- Talking Old Soldiers, Bettye LaVette -- You Don't Know Me At All
Four generations of genre-crossing songwriting talent has gathered for this one of a kind concert. Providing a glimpse of the best American folk, country and rock music is Guy Clark, Joe Ely, John Hiatt and Lyle Lovett, teaming up for a free-form songwriters roundtable.
Songs: Lyle Lovett, Guy Clark, John Hiatt, Joe Ely -- All Just to Get to You, Lyle Lovett, Guy Clark, John Hiatt, Joe Ely -- Drive South, Lyle Lovett, Guy Clark, John Hiatt, Joe Ely -- Dublin Blues, Lyle Lovett, Guy Clark, John Hiatt, Joe Ely -- For Your Love, Lyle Lovett, Guy Clark, John Hiatt, Joe Ely -- Goin' Down the Road Feelin' Bad, Lyle Lovett, Guy Clark, John Hiatt, Joe Ely -- Memphis in the Meantime, Lyle Lovett, Guy Clark, John Hiatt, Joe Ely -- My Baby Don't Tolerate, Lyle Lovett, Guy Clark, John Hiatt, Joe Ely -- Parking Lot, Lyle Lovett, Guy Clark, John Hiatt, Joe Ely -- Step Inside This House, Lyle Lovett, Guy Clark, John Hiatt, Joe Ely -- This Land is Your Land
Jakob Dylan, front man for the Wallflowers, sings selections from his debut solo project "Seeing Things." Carrie Rodriguez plays her blend of country and bluegrass with songs from her newest CD "She Ain't Me."
Songs: Carrie Rodriguez -- 50's French Movie, Carrie Rodriguez -- Absence, Jakob Dylan -- All Day and All Night, Carrie Rodriguez -- El Salvador, Jakob Dylan -- End of the Telescope, Jakob Dylan -- Everybody Pays as They Go, Jakob Dylan -- Evil is Alive and Well, Carrie Rodriguez -- Never Gonna Be Your Bride, Carrie Rodriguez -- Seven Angels on a Bicycle, Carrie Rodriguez -- She Ain't Me, Jakob Dylan -- Something Good This Way Comes, Jakob Dylan -- War is Kind
The rock band My Morning Jacket play selections from their newest CD "Evil Urges."
Songs: My Morning Jacket -- Evil Urges, My Morning Jacket -- Highly Suspicious, My Morning Jacket -- Librarian, My Morning Jacket -- One Big Holiday, My Morning Jacket -- Sec Walking, My Morning Jacket -- Smokin' From Shootin', My Morning Jacket -- Thank You Too!, My Morning Jacket -- Touch Me I'm Going to Scream Part 2, My Morning Jacket -- War Begun, My Morning Jacket -- Wordless Chorus
Retro-soul act Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings play selections from their 2007 CD "100 Days, 100 Nights." Then, blues-rock artist Carolyn Wonderland hits the stage for a showcase of selections from her 2008 CD "Miss Understood."
Songs: Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings -- 100 Days, 100 Nights, Carolyn Wonderland -- Bad Girl Blues, Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings -- Fish in the Dish, Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings -- Got to be the Way It Is, Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings -- How Do I Let a Good Man Down?, Carolyn Wonderland -- I Found the Lions, Carolyn Wonderland -- Judgment Day Blues, Carolyn Wonderland -- Long Way to Go, Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings -- Mean Man, Carolyn Wonderland -- Still Alive and Well, Carolyn Wonderland -- Walk On
Aimee Mann is known as one of the best songwriters of our time and will play selections from her 2008 CD @#%&*! Smilers. Then, Iron and Wine takes the stage for a few songs from their 2007 CD The Shepard's Dog.
Songs: Aimee Mann -- Borrowing Time, Iron and Wine -- Boy With a Coin, Aimee Mann -- Deathly, Iron and Wine -- Each Coming Night, Aimee Mann -- Freeway, Aimee Mann -- Little Tornado, Iron and Wine -- Love and Some Verses, Aimee Mann -- Stranger Into Starman / Looking for Nothing, Iron and Wine -- Trapeze Swinger, Iron and Wine -- Upward Over the Mountain
Gnarls Barkley, the hip hop duo are featured in this episode showcasing tracks from their 2008 CD "Odd Couple." Then, the world beat and electronic act Thievery Corporation perform songs from their 2008 CD "Radio Retaliation."
Songs: Gnarls Barkley -- A Little Better, Gnarls Barkley -- Crazy, Gnarls Barkley -- Going On, Gnarls Barkley -- Gone Daddy Gone, Thievery Corporation -- Lebanese Blond, Thievery Corporation -- Pontedalanca, Thievery Corporation -- Radio Retaliation, Gnarls Barkley -- Run (I'm a Natural Disaster), Thievery Corporation -- Shadows of Ourselves, Gnarls Barkley -- Smiley Faces, Thievery Corporation -- Warning Shots Gunjan, Gnarls Barkley -- Who's Gonna Save My Soul?
The Foo Fighters perform live, the songs from their 2007 CD "Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace."
Songs: Foo Fighters -- All My Life, Foo Fighters -- Aurora, Foo Fighters -- But Honestly, Foo Fighters -- Everlong, Foo Fighters -- Monkeywrench, Foo Fighters -- My Hero, Foo Fighters -- Skin and Bones, Foo Fighters -- The Pretender, Foo Fighters -- Young Man Blues
Manu Chao is a self-described "musical globalista" whose songs are a mix of pop, punk, reggae, rock, ska and more. On tonight's show he performs songs from his 2007 CD "La Radiolina."
Songs: Manu Chao -- A Cosa, Manu Chao -- Bienvenida a Tijuana, Manu Chao -- Bobby Marley, Manu Chao -- Calndestino, Manu Chao -- El Viento, Manu Chao -- La Despedida, Manu Chao -- La Primevera / Politik Kills, Manu Chao -- La Vida Tombola, Manu Chao -- Minha Galera, Manu Chao -- Radio Bemba...Court, Manu Chao -- Rainin in Paradize, Manu Chao -- Volver
Nick Lowe has been a singer/songwriter for three decades now, spanning the range from new wave to his roots in rock and country music. Then, the folk-rock duo of The Swell Season takes the stage to perform songs from their "Once" soundtrack.
Songs: Nick Lowe -- All Men Are Liars, Nick Lowe -- Beast in Me, The Swell Season -- Falling Slowly, Nick Lowe -- I Read a Lot, Nick Lowe -- I Trained Her to Love Me, The Swell Season -- If You Want Me, The Swell Season -- Lies, The Swell Season w/Daniel Johnston -- Love in Vain, The Swell Season -- Low Rising, Nick Lowe -- Peace, Love and Understanding, Nick Lowe -- Rome Wasn't Built in a Day, Nick Lowe -- When I Write the Book, The Swell Season -- When Your Mind's Made Up
This episode features first, an alternative Southern rock band called Drive-By truckers, who will play selections from their 2008 CD Brighter Than Creation's Dark. Next comes American singer/songwriter Ryan Bingham as he hits the stage with songs from his 2007 CD Mescalito.
Songs: Drive-By Truckers -- 3 Dimes Down, Drive-By Truckers -- A Ghost to Most, Drive-By Truckers -- Puttin' People on the Moon, Drive-By Truckers -- Righteous Path, Drive-By Truckers -- Space City
Singer/songwriter Sarah McLachlan hits the stage singing songs from her 2008 CD, Closer: The Best of Sarah McLachlan, a greatest hits package. Then join Duffy for the pop/soul sounds of the 60's as she sings songs from her 2008 CD, Rockferry.
Songs: Sarah McLachlan -- Aida, Sarah McLachlan -- Angel, Sarah McLachlan -- Building a Mystery, Sarah McLachlan -- Ice Cream, Duffy -- Mercy, Sarah McLachlan -- Possession, Duffy -- Rain on Your Parade, Duffy -- Rockferry, Duffy -- Stepping Stone, Duffy -- Warwick Avenue, Sarah McLachlan -- World on Fire, Sarah McLachlan -- You Want Me To
Ben Harper has been influenced by folk, blues, and hard rock, to country and reggae, and the Ben Harper and Relentless7's latest CD, White Lies in Dark Times reflects that.
Songs: Ben Harper and Relentless7 -- Boots Like These, Ben Harper and Relentless7 -- Fly One Time, Ben Harper and Relentless7 -- Keep it Together, Ben Harper and Relentless7 -- Lay There and Hate Me, Ben Harper and Relentless7 -- Number One With No Name, Ben Harper and Relentless7 -- Skin Thin, Ben Harper and Relentless7 -- The Word Suicide, Ben Harper and Relentless7 -- Up to You Now, Ben Harper and Relentless7 -- Why Must You Always Dress in Black
New hip hop and R&B tunes from Gnarls Barkley. The psychedelic worldbeat electronic group follows.
The season premiere features the British indie-rock group Mumford and Sons performing selections from their 2009 album "Sigh No More"; and the Celtic punk band Flogging Molly, which serve up songs from throughout their career.
Raphael Saadiq performs selections from his 2011 retro-soul "Stone Rollin'" album; the bluesy Black Joe Lewis and the Honeybears highlight songs from their 2011 album "Scandalous."
The jam band Widespread Panic celebrates its 25th anniversary by performing a career-spanning set.
The Decemberists perform selections from their 2011 album, "The King is Dead"; Gillian Welch and David Rawlings perform songs from Welch's 2011 release, "The Harrow and the Harvest."
The Steve Miller Band performs Miller's hits, plus classic blues tunes; the Preservation Hall Jazz Band performs with the Del McCoury Band and My Morning Jacket's Jim James.
Miranda Lambert performs her hits; Jeff Bridges sings songs from his self-titled 2011 collection.
Singer-songwriter Randy Newman performs.
The Monsters of Folk supergroup (My Morning Jacket's Jim James, Bright Eyes' Conor Oberst and Mike Mogis, and M. Ward) perform selections from their 2009 eponymous album.
A classic Tom Waits performance from December 1978 is replayed. The featured songs include: “Burma Shave,” “Annie's Back in Town,” “I Wish I Was in New Orleans (In the Ninth Ward),” “A Sweet Little Bullet from a Pretty Blue Gun,” “On the Nickel,” “Romeo Is Bleeding,” “Christmas Card from a Hooker in Minneapolis” and “Small Change.”
The British rock band Coldplay perform older hits, plus selections from the 2011 album "Mylo Xyloto."
Seattle indie-rock band the Head and the Heart perform selections from its eponymous debut. Also: British modern-rock group Gomez perform.
The indie-rock band Arcade Fire perform songs from its Grammy-winning 2010 album "The Suburbs."
Folk-rockers Fleet Foxes perform selections from their 2011 "Helplessness Blues" album. Also: singer-songwriter Joanna Newsom performs.
The pop-rock group Florence and the Machine showcase songs from their 2009 album "Lungs"; Swedish chanteuse Lykke Li sings selections from her 2011 "Wounded Rhymes" album.
Wilco performs selections from the 2011 album "The Whole Love."
Alabama Shakes, the Carolina Chocolate Drops, Patty Griffin, Bonnie Raitt and Richard Thompson perform. Jim Lauderdale hosts.
Radiohead perform songs from its 2011 "The King of Limbs" album in the Season 38 premiere.
Hear Grammy-winning Bon Iver perform material from its second album.
See Bonnie Raitt and Mavis Staples showcase classic R&B, blues and pop.
Enjoy alternative rock with the Shins and Dr. Dog.
Enjoy new American acoustic music from the Civil Wars and Punch Brothers.
Enjoy a solo performance by Jack White, leader of the White Stripes.
Hear a unique fusion of flamenco, jazz and rock from Mexican guitarists Rodrigo and Gabriela.
Hear jazz and pop from Norah Jones and Kat Edmonson.
Enjoy alternative rock with punk veteran Bob Mould and young bucks Delta Spirit.
Delight in a full hour of hits and new songs from country superstar Tim McGraw
Listen in to the experimental alt.pop of Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeroes and tUnE-yArDs.
Join Gary Clark, Jr. and Alabama Shakes for modern blues and soul.
Enjoy an hour with jazz/soul singer/bassist Esperanza Spalding.
A star-studded special celebrating the trailblazing music series’ 40th anniversary. With guest hosts Jeff Bridges, Matthew McConaughey and Sheryl Crow, the two-hour broadcast features memorable moments from the show’s remarkable run, anchored by some of the brightest stars in the show’s history returning to the Austin City Limits stage for incredible performances. Highlights include legends Willie Nelson, Emmylou Harris, Kris Kristofferson, Gary Clark Jr., Lyle Lovett, Alabama Shakes, Buddy Guy and more performing in celebration of Austin City Limits’ legacy as an American music institution over the last four decades.
ACL presents the best Latin music with Juanes and Jesse & Joy. Colombian superstar Juanes performs a high energy set of his best, while Mexico City’s sibling duo Jesse & Joy sing a selection of their greatest hits.
Musical Guests: Juanes
Phoenix captures emotion and puts it to a fun pop beat like few other bands can do. The French band brings their “posh, atmospheric grooves” (Rolling Stone) to their Austin City Limits debut, performing songs from their newest release Bankrupt!
Musical Guests: Phoenix
The Lumineers, a folk-rock band from Denver, perform "Ho Hey" and "Stubborn Love"; the South Carolina-based folk duo Shovels & Rope perform selections from their 2012 album "O' Be Joyful."
Rock with indie rock bands Vampire Weekend and Grizzly Bear.
Hear country legends Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell perform songs from Old Yellow Moon.
Enjoy the best in British pop with Emeli Sandé and Michael Kiwanuka.
Hear the best alternative rock with My Morning Jacket leader Jim James, and the Black Angels.
Enjoy selected performances Dr. John, Duane Eddy, Richard Thompson and more.
Hear rock anthems from Queens of the Stone Age.
Enjoy modern roots rock from Jason Isbell, followed by Neko Case.
Listen to hits from Grammy-winning trio fun. and California roots-flavored rock/pop from Dawes.
Musical Guests: Dawes
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Hear the best in contemporary indie rock with Portugal. The Man and Local Natives.
Enjoy new acoustic music from instrumentalist Sarah Jarosz and folk songs from the Milk Carton Kids.
Texas country reigns on tonight’s Austin City Limits with Kacey Musgraves and Dale Watson. Contemporary songwriter Musgraves sings tunes from her winning LP Same Trailer Different Park, while honky-tonker Watson plays tunes from throughout his career.