Showcases the best of original American music and beyond. Musical styles range from contemporary and traditional pop to rock, country, blues, bluegrass, Latin, folk, roots and more.
All Past Episodes
56:46 | #4213 | TV-PG
Revel in an hour of modern rock with UK superstars Foals and Texas legend Escovedo.
56:46 | #4212 | TV-PG
Thrill to an hour of soul and gospel. Grammy-winning legend CeCe Winans sings new songs and classics from her catalog, while breakout sensations St. Paul & The Broken Bones support their acclaimed album, Sea of Noise.
56:46 | #4211 | TV-PG
Enjoy modern roots rock with Band of Horses and Parker Millsap. BOH play tunes from their album, Why Are You OK, as Millsap supports The Very Last Day.
56:46 | #4210 | TV-PG
Up-and-coming country singers Margo Price and Hayes Carll perform. Price supports her debut album, Midwest Farmer's Daughter, while Carll sings songs from his album, Lovers and Leavers.
56:46 | #4209 | TV-PG
Pop legend Cyndi Lauper performs classics such as "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun" and country covers.
56:46 | #4208 | TV-PG
The Grammy-winning singer and songwriter performs a set of solo hits, new songs, and Fugees classics.
56:46 | #4204 | TV-PG
British sensation Florence blazes through songs from her latest LP, How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful. San Diego's Andra Day sings tunes from her soulful debut, Cheers to the Fall.
56:46 | #4202 | TV-PG
Englishman James Bay plays songs from his chart-topping debut, Chaos and the Calm. Rhiannon Giddens performs tunes from her Grammy-nominated solo debut, Tomorrow Is My Turn.
56:46 | #4207 | TV-PG
My Morning Jacket showcases cuts from their latest LP Waterfall, while Ben Harper features songs from his album, Call It What It Is.
56:46 | #4206 | TV-PG
Mexican superstar Lafourcade performs songs from her Grammy-winning album Hasta la Ruiz and powerhouse Latin funk orchestra Grupo Fantasma dazzle with irresistible grooves.
56:46 | #4203 | TV-PG
The British superstar sings classics from the catalogs of Led Zeppelin, the blues canon, and his solo Americana albums.
56:47 | #4201 | TV-PG
The singer/songwriter legend performs his classics, songs from Graceland, Simon & Garfunkel tunes, and tracks from his latest LP, Stranger to Stranger.
56:46 | #4113 | TV-PG
Susan Tedeschi, Derek Trucks, and an ensemble of musicians showcases their record, Let Me Get By.
56:46 | #4112 | TV-PG
Savor the old-fashioned soul of Leon Bridges and Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats.
56:46 | #4111 | TV-PG
Seattle veterans Sleater-Kinney rock tracks from their acclaimed LP, No Cities to Love. Austin rockers Heartless Bastards showcase their latest LP, Restless Ones.
56:46 | #4110 | TV-PG
The Grammy-winning Benin native and her four-piece band raise the roof with songs from her recent LP, Eve.
56:46 | #4109 | TV-PG
Ryan Adams performs a special acoustic set of hits and deep cuts. Graves showcases his latest effort, And the War Came.
56:46 | #4108 | TV-PG
Experience an hour of contemporary hip-hop from Grammy-nominated superstar Kendrick Lamar. The Compton rapper plays songs from his acclaimed LP, To Pimp a Butterfly.
56:46 | #4107 | TV-PG
Alabama Shakes showcase their latest LP, Sound and Vision, and Vintage Trouble make their debut emphasizing their most recent album, 1 Hopeful Road.
56:46 | #4106 | TV-PG
Iconic singer-songwriter James Taylor performs beloved classics and selections from his new album, Before This World, his first collection of original music in 13 years.
56:46 | #4105 | TV-PG
Dig the best in modern rock with the indie band TV on the Radio and retro-leaning The War on Drugs.
56:46 | #4104 | TV-PG
Experience the contemporary R&B of Austin's Gary Clark Jr. and rocking Australian singer/songwriter Courtney Barnett performs.
56:46 | #4103 | TV-PG
Don Henley's first solo album in 15 years, Cass County, represents his roots and the next stop on his creative journey.
56:46 | #4102 | TV-PG
Enjoy "Life of Sin" and other tunes from Sturgill Simpson's acclaimed LP Metamodern Sounds in Country Music, as well as Western swing classics from Asleep at the Wheel.
56:46 | #4101 | TV-PG
The new season opens with acclaimed jazz singer Cassandra Wilson performing "Strange Fruit" and more Billie Holiday classics.
56:46 | #4114 | TV-PG
Loretta Lynn, Asleep at the Wheel, Guy Clark, Townes Van Zandt, and Flaco Jimenez are honored by Lyle Lovett, Dwight Yoakam, Vince Gill, Gillian Welch, Jason Isbell, and more.
56:46 | #4015 | TV-PG
B.B. King performs "The Thrill is Gone" and more classic blues in this encore episode from 1983.
57:46 | #4014 | TV-PG
Enjoy highlights from the first annual Austin City Limits Hall of Fame. Performers include Willie Nelson, Lyle Lovett, Emmylou Harris, Buddy Guy and Double Trouble.
56:46 | #4013 | TV-PG
Superstar rockers Foo Fighters feature songs from the best-selling album Sonic Highways.
56:46 | #4012 | TV-PG
56:46 | #4011 | TV-PG
Singer/songwriter Ryan Adams features songs from his self-titled album. Former Rilo Kiley star Jenny Lewis comes in support of her LP, The Voyager.
56:46 | #4010 | TV-PG
UK sensation Sam Smith sings "Stay With Me" and other songs from his debut. Future Islands performs their single "Seasons (Waiting on You)."
56:46 | #4009 | TV-PG
Alternative rockers Spoon highlights its album They Want My Soul and White Denim performs.
56:46 | #4008 | TV-PG
The Avett Brothers perform tunes from their LP Magpie and the Dandelion, while Nickel Creek highlights their comeback album, A Dotted Line.
56:46 | #4007 | TV-PG
Country superstar Eric Church performs tunes from his hit album, The Outsiders.
56:46 | #4006 | TV-PG
Veteran rockers Los Lobos perform a 40th anniversary career overview. Lively folk rockers Thao & The Get Down Stay Down play songs from their LP, We the Common.
56:46 | #4005 | TV-PG
The Australian group's set ranges across their 30-year career, including their latest, Push the Sky Away.
56:46 | #4004 | TV-PG
Wilco spin-off Tweedy performs. Songwriter Jeff Tweedy is joined by his son Spencer and members of the band Lucius for songs from Sukierae.
56:46 | #4002 | TV-PG
Ed Sheeran lights up hits "Sing!" and "A-Team," while Valerie June burns through material from her acclaimed LP, Pushin' Against a Stone.
56:46 | #4001 | TV-PG
The genre-hopping singer/songwriter plays songs from his album, Morning Phase, and some of his greatest hits.
56:46 | #4003 | TV-PG
The industrial rock band Nine Inch Nails performs tracks from their latest album Hesitation Marks.
56:46 | #3913 | TV-PG
Contemporary songwriter Kacey Musgraves and honky-tonker Dale Watson perform country tunes.
56:46 | #3912 | TV-PG
Two of acoustic music's leading lights, Sarah Jarosz and newcomers The Milk Carton Kids, perform.
56:46 | #3911 | TV-PG
Portugal. The Man performs tracks from its latest record Evil Friends, while Local Natives plays tunes from Hummingbird.
56:46 | #3910 | TV-PG
The Grammy-winning trio fun. plays their hits and Dawes performs California roots-flavored rock/pop.
56:46 | #3909 | TV-PG
Jason Isbell performs modern roots rock tunes and Neko Case sings songs from her latest album.
56:46 | #3908 | TV-PG
Queens of the Stone Age performs rock anthems from its latest LP, Like Clockwork.
56:46 | #3907 | TV-PG
56:46 | #3906 | TV-PG
Scotswoman Emeli Sande performs hits from her album, Our Version of Events, while Michael Kiwanuka plays songs from his debut LP, Home Again.
56:46 | #3905 | TV-PG
The country music legends Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell play favorites and songs from their joint LP, Old Yellow Moon.
56:46 | #3904 | TV-PG
Vampire Weekend plays songs from its latest, Modern Vampires of the City, while fellow New York act Grizzly Bear highlights its album, Shields.
56:46 | #3903 | TV-PG
Denver's Lumineers perform their hits "Ho Hey" and "Stubborn Love," while South Carolina's Shovels & Rope rocks songs from the LP, O' Be Joyful.
56:46 | #3902 | TV-PG
French band Phoenix plays tunes from its latest LP, Bankrupt! and other hits, including "Lisztomania," "1901," and "Entertainment!"
56:46 | #3901 | TV-PG
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.
56:46 | #3813 | TV-PG
Jazz/soul singer/bassist Esperanza Spalding performs in support of her LP, Radio Music Society.
56:46 | #3812 | TV-PG
Austin guitarist Gary Clark, Jr. showcases his album Blak and Blu, while Alabama Shakes spotlight their critically acclaimed album, Boys & Girls.
56:46 | #3811 | TV-PG
Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeroes support their LP, Here, and tUnE-yArDs performs material from w h o k i l l.
56:46 | #3810 | TV-PG
Country superstar Tim McGraw takes the stage with his greatest hits and new material.
56:46 | #3809 | TV-PG
Punk veteran Bob Mould showcases cuts from Silver Age and Delta Spirit highlight their self-titled LP.
56:46 | #3808 | TV-PG
Norah Jones sings songs from her album Little Broken Heart and Kat Edmonson showcases her album, Way Down Low.
56:46 | #3807 | TV-PG
Famed Mexican guitar duo Rodrigo y Gabriela performs a unique fusion of flamenco, jazz, and rock.
56:46 | #3806 | TV-PG
White Stripes leader Jack White performs in support of his solo album Blunderbuss.
56:46 | #3714 | TV-PG
Iconic singer- songwriter Tom Waits performs in this classic episode from 1979.
56:46 | #3805 | TV-PG
The Civil Wars play tunes from their Grammy-winning album Barton Hollow. Punch Brothers showcase their latest, Who's Feeling Young Now?
56:47 | #3804 | TV-PG
The Shins play songs from their latest record Port of Morrow, while Dr. Dog highlights Be the Void.
56:46 | #3803 | TV-PG
Bonnie Raitt and Mavis Staples showcase classic R&B, blues, and pop. Raitt presents songs from her latest album Slipstream, while Staples performs songs from You Are Not Alone and Staple Singers classics.
56:46 | #3802 | TV-PG
The Grammy-winning Bon Iver performs material from its self-titled second album.
56:46 | #3801 | TV-PG
Alt rock icon Radiohead performs songs from its Grammy-nominated LP, The King of Limbs.
56:46 | #3712 | TV-PG
Modern rock band Wilco returns with tunes from its LP, The Whole Love.
56:46 | #3711 | TV-PG
Bluesy singer Florence showcases her LP, Lungs, while Swedish chanteuse Li highlights her album, Wounded Rhymes.
56:46 | #3710 | TV-PG
Fleet Foxes draw from their latest album, Helplessness Blues. Joanna Newsom follows with her ethereal acid folk.
56:46 | #3709 | TV-PG
Alternative rock superstars Arcade Fire perform hits and tunes from their Grammy-winning LP, The Suburbs.
56:46 | #3708 | TV-PG
Seattle's the Head and the Heart performs tunes from its self-titled debut LP. British veterans Gomez follow with their eclectic modern rock.
56:46 | #3713 | TV-PG
Modern rock giants Coldplay ring in the new year highlighting their mega-hits and songs from their newest LP, Mylo Xyloto.
56:46 | #3707 | TV-PG
Songwriting legend Randy Newman takes the ACL stage with a selection of his greatest tunes.
56:46 | #3706 | TV-PG
The multiple award-winning Lambert performs her greatest hits, followed by actor Bridges in his music television debut.
56:46 | #3705 | TV-PG
The Steve Miller Band performs classic blues tunes as well as top hits. The Preservation Hall Jazz Band presents classic New Orleans jazz with special guests the Del McCoury Band and Jim James of My Morning Jacket.
56:46 | #3704 | TV-PG
The Decemberists highlight songs from their release, The King Is Dead. Gillian Welch perform cuts from The Harrow & the Harvest.
56:46 | #3703 | TV-PG
Georgian jam band Widespread Panic celebrates its 25th anniversary with songs from across its career.
56:46 | #3702 | TV-PG
Raphael Saadiq highlights songs from his old-school soul LP, Stone Rollin'. Joe Lewis & The Honeybears rock their bluesy soul nuggets from Scandalous.
56:46 | #3701 | TV-PG
Mumford & Sons perform cuts from their hit album, Sigh No More. Flogging Molly hits highlights from their career.
56:46 | #803 | TV-G
On August 5, 1982, Roy Orbison became the first bona fide legend to step onto the Austin City Limit stage. His performance took the show to a new level, a larger audience and the status of being a nationally recognized television program. After making a few live appearances at that time, this proved to be the catalyst that brought Orbison back to the forefront of the popular music scene.
56:46 | #3613 | TV-PG
Texan songwriters Lyle Lovett and Bob Schneider perform. Lovett plays tracks from his latest LP, Natural Forces, as well as classics. Schneider surveys his decade-long eclectic solo career.
56:46 | #3612 | TV-PG
Presents the evolution of electric guitar music with Sonic Youth and the Black Keys. Sonic Youth showcases the avant-garde rock of its latest album The Eternal, while the Black Keys highlights the classic blues rock of its recent record, Brothers.
56:46 | #3611 | TV-PG
The cream of underground rock The National and Band of Horses perform. The National plays songs from its acclaimed record High Violet, while Band of Horses highlights its latest LP, Infinite Arms.
56:46 | #3610 | TV-PG
Alternative rock supergroup Monsters of Folk perform songs from its debut album.
56:46 | #3609 | TV-PG
Rock icon band Cheap Trick performs material from its acclaimed album The Latest and selections from its classic catalog.
56:46 | #3608 | TV-PG
The best of contemporary R&B with John Legend and the Roots. The innovative hip-hop collective backs the Grammy-winning soul singer on a set of '70s soul covers and originals.
56:46 | #3607 | TV-PG
Great voices and songs combine with Rosanne Cash and Brandi Carlile. Cash presents tunes from her C&W tribute album The List. Brandi Carlile follows with genre-spanning tunes from Give Up the Ghost.
56:46 | #3606 | TV-PG
Comedian Steve Martin picks up his banjo with the Steep Canyon Rangers for new tunes in the old tradition. Young Texan Sarah Jarosz rewrites the bluegrass rules with her original songs and style.
56:46 | #3605 | TV-PG
Texas singer/songwriters Robert Earl Keen and Hayes Carll perform.
51:13 | #3604 | TV-PG
Rock and funk collide with Alejandro Escovedo and Trombone Shorty.
56:46 | #3603 | TV-PG
Singer/songwriter Patty Griffin and her musical friends sing original and classic gospel numbers.
56:46 | #3602 | TV-PG
Indie rock band Spoon highlights its album, Transference.
56:46 | #3601 | TV-PG
Reggae legend Jimmy Cliff performs his greatest hits and songs from his LP, Existence.
56:46 | #3514 | TV-PG
Josh Homme from Queens of the Stone Age, Dave Grohl from the Foo Fighters, and John Paul Jones from Led Zeppelin combine for high volume rock 'n' roll.
56:46 | #3513 | TV-PG
Singer/composer/bass prodigy Esperanza Spalding performs a mix of jazz, soul, and Brazilian pop. Contemporary torch singer Madeleine Peyroux follows in support of her album, Bare Bones.
56:46 | #3512 | TV-PG
Steve Earle pays tribute to his mentor, legendary Texas troubadour Townes Van Zandt. Kris Kristofferson follows with tunes from his latest album.
56:46 | #3511 | TV-PG
Rising roots rock kings the Avett Brothers perform songs from their latest album, I and Love and You. Ohio-to-Austin transplants Heartless Bastards follow with their classic rock 'n' roll.
56:46 | #3510 | TV-PG
Alternative rapper/actor Mos Def, supports his latest record, The Ecstatic, and Somalian native K'naan, performs songs from his acclaimed LP, Troubadour.
56:46 | #3509 | TV-PG
Legendary New Orleans songwriter Allen Toussaint hits the stage with songs from his latest LP, The Bright Mississippi, and classic hits like "Southern Nights."
56:46 | #3508 | TV-PG
Classic alternative rockers Pearl Jam take the stage with tunes from their latest album, Backspacer, as well as catalogue favorites.
56:46 | #3507 | TV-PG
Country music legends Willie Nelson and Asleep at the Wheel join forces onstage in celebration of their collaborative LP, Willie and the Wheel.
56:46 | #3506 | TV-PG
Songwriting genius Elvis Costello showcases songs from his latest, Americana-influenced record, Secret, Profane and Sugarcane. Austin's rootsy songwriting collective The Band of Heathens follows.
56:46 | #3505 | TV-PG
M. Ward highlights his latest LP, Hold Time. Austin indie rock favorite Okkervil River follows.
56:46 | #3504 | TV-PG
Eclectic singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Andrew Bird dazzles with songs from his Noble Beast album, followed by the imaginative indie pop of St. Vincent.
56:46 | #3503 | TV-PG
Country music superstar Kenny Chesney hits the stage for a tour through his greatest hits.
56:46 | #3502 | TV-PG
Ben Harper debuts his new band, Relentless7, with a rocking set drawn from his album White Lies for Dark Times.
56:46 | #3501 | TV-PG
Rock superstars the Dave Matthews Band kick off the new season with hits and songs from their latest album, Big Whiskey and the GrooGrux King.
56:46 | #3413 | TV-PG
Sarah McLachlan graces the stage in support of her greatest hits set, Closer: The Best of Sarah McLachlan. British rising star Duffy follows with grooving pop soul.
56:46 | #3412 | TV-PG
Hard-rocking roots music storytellers Drive-By Truckers hit the stage in support of their album Brighter Than Creation's Dark. Dusty Texas troubadour Ryan Bingham follows with tunes from his latest record, Mescalito.
56:46 | #3411 | TV-PG
British songwriting legend Nick Lowe surveys his 30-plus-year catalog with classics and new tunes. Oscar-winning musicians Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova, aka the Swell Season, perform cuts from the soundtrack of their movie Once.
56:46 | #3410 | TV-PG
French/Spanish singer/songwriter and international star Manu Chao showcases politically charged, danceable rock 'n' roll from his album La Radiolina.
56:46 | #3409 | TV-PG
Grammy Award winners the Foo Fighters rock the stage with songs from their latest album, Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace.
56:46 | #3408 | TV-PG
Eccentric hip-hop and R&B sounds from Gnarls Barkley and psychedelic worldbeat electronica from Thievery Corporation.
56:46 | #3407 | TV-PG
Singer/songwriter Aimee Mann debuts tunes from her album @#%&*! Smilers. Folk rockers Iron and Wine showcase their acclaimed CD The Shepherd's Dog.
56:46 | #3406 | TV-PG
Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings burn up the stage with their modern take on classic soul and funk. Texas treasure Carolyn Wonderland follows with her incendiary blend of rock, blues, and soul.
56:46 | #3405 | TV-PG
Louisville's indie rock heroes return to the stage to showcase tunes from their acclaimed album Evil Urges.
56:47 | #3404 | TV-PG
Wallflowers leader Jakob Dylan showcases tunes from his debut solo album, Seeing Things. Songwriter and violinist Carrie Rodriguez performs songs from She Ain't Me.
56:46 | #3403 | TV-PG
Acclaimed tunesmiths Lyle Lovett, Guy Clark, John Hiatt, and Joe Ely pool their talents for a salute to the songwriter's art.
56:40 | #3402 | TV-PG
R&B veteran Bettye LaVette sings songs from her critically lauded album The Scene of the Crime. Legendary pianist Pinetop Perkins follows with selections from his catalog of blues classics.
56:46 | #3401 | TV-G
Influential superstar band R.E.M. takes the stage with tunes from Accelerate.
56:46 | #3313 | TV-G
Country superstar Brad Paisley, beloved for his talents as a singer, songwriter, and guitarist, performs songs from his album 5th Gear. Rising star Dierks Bentley then presents tunes from Long Trip Alone.
56:46 | #3312 | TV-G
Kings of Leon, a Nashville band of brothers, rocks the studio with tunes from Because of the Times. Psychedelic innovator Roky Erickson demonstrates why he's a Texas rock 'n' roll legend with songs from his 40-year career.
56:40 | #3311 | TV-G
Reunited after 12 years, New Zealand favorite Crowded House makes its first television appearance since the mid-'90s, performing tunes from Time on Earth.
56:40 | #3310 | TV-PG
Grooving, politically charged post-punk from England's Bloc Party, followed by the debut of Austin's own electro-rock duo Ghostland Observatory.
56:40 | #3309 | TV-G
Lucinda Williams, anointed "America's best songwriter" by Time magazine, performs songs drawn from the album West. Nashville's Old Crow Medicine Show puts a rocking spin on old-time string band music on selections from Big Iron World.
56:40 | #3308 | TV-PG
John Mayer makes a triumphant return to the Austin stage on the heels of the tour for his Grammy-winning album, Continuum.
56:41 | #3307 | TV-G
Paolo Nutini performs soulful pop songs from his debut, These Streets, and Austin's Grupo Fantasma demonstrates the high-energy Latin funk it's taken to stages across the country.
56:46 | #3306 | TV-G
Canadian indie rock marvel Arcade Fire brings its powerful artistic melodrama to the stage in celebration of its acclaimed second album, The Neon Bible.
56:46 | #3305 | TV-G
The ever-evolving Wilco performs classics as well as cuts from the 2007 release Sky Blue Sky.
56:42 | #3304 | TV-G
Joined by blues luminaries James Cotton, Delbert McClinton, Lou Ann Barton, and others, guitarist Jimmie Vaughan pays tribute to Jimmy Reed, composer of blues classics "Ain't That Lovin' You Baby," "Big Boss Man," and "Baby What You Want Me To Do."
56:42 | #3303 | TV-G
Nigerian bandleader/political activist Femi Kuti performs his multi-layered, socially conscious Afrobeat.
56:41 | #3302 | TV-G
Indie rock stars the Decemberists showcase the distinctive storytelling prog-pop of The Crane Wife. Instrumental quartet Explosions in the Sky, best known for scoring the film Friday Night Lights, performs tunes from All of a Sudden I Miss Everyone.
56:41 | #3301 | TV-G
Singer/songwriter/pianist Norah Jones showcases old favorites and songs from her recent best-selling album, Not Too Late.
56:46 | #3213 | TV-G
The Dixie Chicks return to the stage with old favorites and new material from their defiant, triumphant album Taking the Long Way.
56:46 | #3212 | TV-RE
England's 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, plays the tough, literate rock that inspired one critic to dub him "the Texan Lou Reed."
56:46 | #3211 | TV-PG
Damian "Jr. Gong" Marley, son of reggae legend Bob Marley, has won multiple Grammy Awards for his distinctive take on his father's legacy. With his brothers Stephen and Julian as guests, he performs tunes from the best-selling album Welcome to Jamrock.
56:46 | #3210 | TV-RE
Detouring from his red-hot success with the White Stripes, Jack White formed a pop-rock duo called the Raconteurs with fellow Detroiter Brendan Benson. The two apply distinctly modern rock sensibilities to classic '60s and '70s influences. Introspective, highly acclaimed singer/songwriter Cat Power follows with a set of tunes from her Memphis soul-inflected album The Greatest.
56:46 | #3209 | TV-RE
San Angelo trio Los Lonely Boys presents "Texican rock 'n' roll" from Sacred. The Gourds bring their iconoclastic mix of country, folk, Tex-Mex, and Cajun rock to the stage with tunes from Heavy Ornamentals as well as crowd-pleasing favorites from their early years.
56:46 | #3208 | TV-RE
Two rising stars: England's Corinne Bailey Rae sings the hits "Put Your Records On" and "Like a Star" from her self-titled debut, and Scotland's KT Tunstall performs "Black Horse and the Cherry Tree" and other favorites from her acclaimed Eye to the Telescope.
56:46 | #3207 | TV-RE
The acclaimed singer wraps his incomparable voice around the soul, blues, folk, jazz, and country styles that have been the mainstay of his music for four decades.
39:46 | #3206 | TV-RE
The a cappella group brings its combination of South African musical traditions and Christian gospel music to the stage.
56:46 | #3205 | TV-RE
Indie rock sensation Sufjan Stevens brings his orchestral folk/pop to the stage. Arizona's Calexico dazzles with a unique blend of traditional songcraft and Southwestern roots music.
56:46 | #3204 | TV-RE
Back in form after a near-fatal battle with hepatitis C, Alejandro Escovedo performs songs from The Boxing Mirror.
56:46 | #3203 | TV-RE
Juanes, one of Time magazine's "100 most influential people in the world," remains true to his roots by bringing the infectious rhythms and compelling songs of his native Colombia to an American audience.
56:46 | #3202 | TV-RE
A group of New Orleans music legends, including original members of the Meters and the Neville Brothers, celebrate their ravaged city's musical history and culture.
56:46 | #3201 | TV-RE
The legendary Kinks frontman makes a rare American television appearance, showcasing classic songs from the former quintessential British band as well as his eagerly anticipated first-ever solo record.
56:46 | #3104
Building on the success of his band's hit "Brick," Ben Folds launched a solo career with the critically acclaimed release Songs for Silverman. In its review of Trouble, Ray LaMontagne's debut release, Rolling Stone dubbed him "the backwoods Van Morrison."
56:46 | #3113
Death Cab for Cutie has long been a critical favorite for its infectious melodies and moody lyrics. The Washington-based group performs songs from Plans as well as its breakthrough CD, Transatlanticism. Louisville's My Morning Jacket, which has built an ever-growing fan base with exotic soundscapes, guitar rock, and clever lyrics, plays selections from Z.
56:46 | #3112
Country Music Mafia superstar Gretchen Wilson takes the stage to perform songs from her second album, All Jacked Up. 21-year-old Miranda Lambert, who has already traveled from Texas clubs to Nashville Star in her short career, sings tunes from her debut CD, Kerosene.
56:46 | #3111
Widespread Panic has toured the country for almost 20 years and become one of the most popular of the "road warrior" jam bands.
56:46 | #3110
Two artists who combine country, rock, and lyrical expression. Notoriously prolific songwriter Ryan Adams performs songs from his country-flavored release Jacksonville City Nights, and Tift Merritt offers up her intense and confessional lyrics.
56:46 | #3109
Blues Traveler's unique sound, featuring extended jams, harmonica hooks, and John Popper's distinctive voice, shines on selections from ¡Bastardos! Mexican quartet Cafe Tacuba shows off its innovative experimentation with international hits from Cuatro Camino.
56:46 | #3108
Hailed as the next U2 or Radiohead, Coldplay has nevertheless created its own sound combining sweet melodies and passionate lyrics. For this appearance, the band performs songs from X&Y.
56:46 | #3107
Scottish quartet Franz Ferdinand performs smart, danceable pop-rock from You Could Have It So Much Better as well as the band's self-titled debut release. Songs from Trying To Never Catch Up demonstrate the intelligent humor and electronic-fused choruses that have made What Made Milwaukee Famous one of Austin's hottest bands.
56:46 | #3106
Back from a battle with cancer, Prine performs classics as well as songs from Fair and Square, his first CD of new original songs in almost a decade. Amos Lee, who melds folk and soul into a unique, engaging song-poetry rooted in American tradition, performs tunes from his self-titled debut release.
56:46 | #3105
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 from Hot Fuss. Austin's own Spoon explores the sound limits of indie-rock while keeping thoughtful lyrics at the forefront in tunes from Gimme Fiction.
56:46 | #3103 | TV-PG
Music legend Etta James has been wowing critics and fans for more than 50 years. The Lifetime Achievement Grammy Award winner spotlights tunes from her 2004 release, Blues to the Bone, and from throughout her career, including "All the Way Down" and "At Last."
56:46 | #3102
Krauss and her band, who have spent two decades taking the mournful, high lonesome sound of bluegrass out of the mountains and into the mainstream, present songs from Lonely Runs Both Ways. Edwards proves that country-rock and insightful lyrics go hand-in-hand with tunes from her sophomore release, Back to Me.
56:46 | #3101 | TV-G
Former surfer Jack Johnson, whose mix of folk, blues, and hip-hop has made him a favorite at summer music festivals, performs songs from In Between Dreams. Rilo Kiley fuses indie-pop, alt-country, and emotional, playful lyrics in tunes from More Adventurous.
56:46 | #2804 | TV-G
Los Lobos celebrate 25 years of recording together by returning to their roots: R&B, folk, and soul-influenced rock. Then Grateful Dead guitarist Bob Weir performs "Corinna," "Brown-Eyed Women," and more with his long-time side project, the jazz-influenced jam band RatDog.
56:46 | #2801 | TV-G
Bonnie Raitt and friends play rowdy, rocking blues. Performances include "Gnawin' on It" with blues guitarist Roy Rogers, "Hear Me Lord" with Zimbabwe pop star Oliver Mtukudzi, and "Angel from Montgomery" with legendary singer-songwriter John Prine.
56:46 | #2812
Pat Green, the hottest new Texas country artist in a decade, is known for high-energy, exciting performances. Fellow newcomer Cory Morrow follows in the Texas songwriting tradition by taking on life, love, and the American dream—with an attitude.
56:46 | #2808
The Blind Boys of Alabama, who have been singing together for more than 60 years, combine their Grammy-winning gospel with the pedal steel guitar sounds of Robert Randolph and the Family Band. The performance combines traditional gospel with modern material and church-bred passion with rock 'n' roll.
56:46 | #2802
Highlights songs and stories from the stage production By the Hand of the Father, an original theatrical work that dramatizes the changing role of the Mexican-American father through the 20th century. Highlights include "Inside This Dance" with Pete Escovedo, "Ballad of the Sun and the Moon" with Rosie Flores, and "Mexico Americano" with Ruben Ramos.
56:46 | #2809
With bluegrass at its core, Nickel Creek borrows freely from jazz, pop, and folk to generate a fresh sound that has garnered both Grammy and Country Music Association nominations. Mountain music legend Stanley returns with songs from his recent, self-titled album.
56:46 | #2902
Contemporary blues-rock sensation Susan Tedeschi performs music from the soul. Highlights include "Wait for Me" and "The Feeling That Music Brings." Ruthie Foster combines blues, gospel, roots, and folk sounds in heartfelt songs about real life, including "Runaway Soul" and "Travelin' Shoes."
56:46 | #2813
Jazz guitar legend Pat Metheny and his current band have won an unprecedented seven consecutive Grammys for seven consecutive albums. This performance spotlights songs from 2002's Speaking of Now.
56:46 | #2803
Bluegrass innovators Alison Krauss and her band, Union Station (featuring Jerry Douglas), bring their warm Appalachian sounds to the stage. They are followed by long-time friends Joe Ely, Jimmie Dale Gilmore, and Butch Hancock, who recently reunited their 1970s band the Flatlanders for a new CD.
56:46 | #2901
Grammy winner Steve Winwood takes the jam-band phenomenon to a new level with rock-inspired grooves. Highlights include "Gimme Some Lovin'" from the Spencer Davis Group, "Dear Mr. Fantasy" from Traffic, and songs from his solo release About Time.
56:46 | #2908 | TV-G
Jason Mraz, who has been climbing the charts with his vibrant indie-pop, performs songs from Waiting for My Rocket To Come, featuring the hit "The Remedy (I Won't Worry)." The New York-based quartet Fountains of Wayne performs witty, wistful pop songs that deal with everything from love to vegan entrepreneurs, including "Stacy's Mom."
56:46 | #2906 | TV-G
Best Male Pop Vocal Grammy winner John Mayer takes his music in a bluesier direction with the help of Double Trouble (Stevie Ray Vaughan's rhythm section) and guitar legend Buddy Guy. Highlights include songs from Mayer's album Heavier Things.
56:46 | #2904 | TV-G
Singer-songwriter Tracy Chapman tells compelling, socially relevant stories through her music. Highlights of the Grammy Award-winning singer's show include "Fast Car," "Give Me One Reason," and "You're the One."
56:46 | #3013 | TV-PG
Legendary alt-rockers the Pixies reunite to perform their fiery classics, filled with brutal noise and impressionistic lyrics.
56:46 | #3012 | TV-PG
Modest Mouse showcases its layered, offbeat instrumentations and bleak but poetic lyrics in songs from Good News for People Who Love Bad News. Indie-rock band Guided by Voices, captured during its farewell tour after 20-plus years and an equal number of albums and singles, performs selections from Half Smiles of the Decomposed.
56:46 | #3011 | TV-G
Jam-band icon Trey Anastasio, former frontman of Phish, goes solo for a performance taped at the Austin City Limits Music Festival, one of the biggest outdoor music events in the country.
56:46 | #3010 | TV-PG
Chicago-based Wilco has outgrown the alt-country genre with emotional, intelligent lyrics and exploratory music on releases like A Ghost Is Born and Yankee Hotel Foxtrot. Bright Eyes' music is drenched with searching melodies and fleshed out with the sounds of accordion, piano, mellotron, pedal steel, vibraphone, and the haunting voice of the group's only constant—24-year-old singer/songwriter Conor Oberst.
56:46 | #2903
Country music superstar Vince Gill mixes incredible musicianship and modern themes with country traditions. Highlights include "In These Last Few Days," "Old Time Fiddle," and "Next Big Thing."
56:46 | #3009 | TV-G
Explores the world of indie-rock with performances by two innovative bands. The unique emotional, artsy, acid rock of the Flaming Lips has made this Oklahoma-based band a pop culture icon. Since the late '90s, the Shins have been building a following with their clever, cryptic pop songs.
56:46 | #2811
Austin's own Spoon plays intelligent, high-energy rock from the album Kill the Moonlight. Alternative-rock upstart Ben Kweller, formerly of the '90s band Radish, plays a solo set, including "Wasted and Ready," "How It Should Be (Sha Sha)," and "Lizzy."
56:46 | #3008 | TV-G
Elvis Costello's genre-jumping music ranges from rockin' punk to heartbreaking ballads, but always showcases his intelligent lyrics. He and his band, the Imposters, perform songs from the recent release The Delivery Man along with a few classics.
56:46 | #3007 | TV-G
Spotlights two big, innovative bands. With more than 20 members attired in colorful choir robes, the Polyphonic Spree has built a following based on energetic live performances and lush, transcendent pop epics. Ozomatli, a 10-piece Los Angeles-based group, meshes traditional Latin rhythms with modern hip-hop, blending in Middle Eastern and African beats to make music as diverse as the band itself.
56:46 | #3006 | TV-PG
Multiple Grammy winner Sheryl Crow brings her fresh approach to roots rock to the third annual Austin City Limits Music Festival—one of the biggest outdoor music events in the country—in a concert that features her best-known hits as well as a few surprises.
56:46 | #3005 | TV-G
Multiple music genres fuse as crooner Lyle Lovett and pianist Jamie Cullum take the stage. Singer-songwriter Lovett has long mixed elements of jazz, blues, and pop into his unique country sound. Cullum, a 24-year-old from England, is working to change contemporary jazz music in the States by infusing the genre with rock and dance sounds.
56:46 | #3004 | TV-G
McDonald cultivated his signature sound with the Doobie Brothers in the 1970s and continues to wow audiences with everything from rock to Motown. At 17, the British-born Stone is an up-and-coming soul diva with a powerful voice.
56:46 | #3003 | TV-G
Damien Rice is well known in his native Ireland for his intense and category-defying songs. Patty Griffin crafts deeply personal songs that become universally emotional through her graceful voice.
56:46 | #3002 | TV-G
Robert Randolph and the Family Band have been getting national attention and gaining devoted fans with their unique pedal steel guitar sounds and high-energy fusion of gospel, rock, and more.
56:46 | #3001 | TV-G
In a rare television appearance, rock legend John Fogerty plays tunes from a 2004 CD that took his music well beyond Creedence Clearwater Revival.
56:46 | #2907
The songs of hot young artist Joe Nichols reflect the ongoing vitality of classic country. Highlights from the Country Music Association Award nominee include "The Impossible." At 19, Jessica Andrews, a big-voiced Tennessee native, already has three CDs and numerous awards. She performs songs from her third CD, including "You're the Man (That Brings Out the Woman in Me)" and "I Wish for You."
56:46 | #2909
Guitar great Jonny Lang, who has been singing the blues since he was a teen, performs songs from his 2003 album Long Time Coming. Chuck Prophet, a heralded guitar player with songwriting skills to match, has created an eclectic collection of country music blended with every other style imaginable. He showcases tunes from No Other Love.
56:46 | #2905 | TV-G
Country music legend Rosanne Cash returns to the stage after a recording hiatus to wow fans with heartfelt new songs, including "Rules of Travel," "44 Stories," and "Will You Remember Me?" Torchy alt-country singer Neko Case shows off her Patsy Cline-like voice on "Favorite," "Furnace Room Lullaby," and "I'll Be Around."
56:46 | #2706
Her powerful voice has made singer Copeland, daughter of guitar great Johnny Copeland, the hottest newcomer in the blues today. Vaughan, brother of the legendary Stevie Ray Vaughan, is a veteran of the scene and one of today's top guitar-slingers.
56:46 | #2805
Singer, musician, and actor Isaak performs his rockin' blues hits with characteristic charm. Highlights include "Let Me Down Easy," "Baby Did a Bad, Bad Thing," and "Wicked Game." Songstress Jones demonstrates her vocal range and piano-playing abilities on "Come Away with Me," "Lone Star," and "Don't Know Why."
56:46 | #2701
One of the Latin world's finest vocalists, Cuban salsa legend Ferrer performs the exhilarating music of his homeland.
56:46 | #2913
Australian Keith Urban fuses rock elements with traditional country in hits from his album Golden Road. Singer/songwriter Rodney Crowell, whose decades-long career has made him one of the legends of Texas music, performs songs from Fate's Right Hand.
56:46 | #2912 | TV-G
For nearly 10 years, Ben Harper has been converting the masses to his unique combination of soulful Southern gospel, '70s funk, Marleyesque reggae, and electric blues. He performs "Diamonds on the Inside" and other funky, folky, spiritual songs.
56:46 | #2911
Guster's performances combine fine songwriting with a penchant for off-kilter moments of ecstatic inspiration. Highlights from the Boston-based trio include "Amsterdam" and "Diane." Los Lonely Boys, one of Willie Nelson's favorite bands, bring their Texas blues to bear on songs from their self-titled debut release.
56:46 | #2807 | TV-G
Singer/songwriter Jackson Browne celebrates his decades-long career with a rare, full-hour television performance. Browne performs songs from his newest album and some all-time favorites.
56:46 | #2806
Rock legend Robert Plant performs Led Zeppelin classics as well as songs from his solo work, which mixes eclectic blues, rock, and pop.
56:46 | #2707
For 10 years, Kix Brooks and Ronnie Dunn have been country music's hottest and most award-winning duo act. This appearance marks their first extended television performance.
56:46 | #2611
Virginia-born country performer and songwriter Earle shares the stage with Chambers, "a genuine cross-over who hasn't had to pretend to be a little bit country."
56:46 | #2605
Two rapidly rising stars of country music whose songs are climbing the charts and winning the hearts of fans young and old.
56:46 | #2623
Acoustic bluesman Keb' Mo' performs contemporary blues influenced by folk and Memphis soul. He is followed by acclaimed Texas singer-songwriter Willis Alan Ramsey.
Brilliant songwriter Patty Griffin (whose tunes have been sung by Emmylou Harris, the Dixie Chicks, and Martina McBride) provides evidence that she's one of the brightest lights in pop music. Versatile up-and-comer Bob Schneider performs songs from his major-label debut, Lonelyland.
Pop-rock star Beck has a decade-long history of mixing musical innovation with commercial success. Psychedelic-rock band Flaming Lips backs him up as he performs songs from his 2002 album, Sea Change.
The Jayhawks blend country, folk, and rock for a unique sound that features heartfelt lyrics. Selections include "Stumbling Through the Dark" and "Tailspin." Grammy-winning bluegrass singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist Gillian Welch presents powerful stories set to music from her album Soul Journey.
The music of Brad Paisley has been described as "country music for adults," real songs about real people and real-life situations. Eric Heatherly is one of the hottest new male country singers, a musician whose appeal seems to cross the generations.
Woodstock veteran and rock 'n' roll legend Joe Cocker was schooled in classic American soul and R&B and is one of the great vocal stylists in the history of rock.
Waits doesn't write singles; he crafts small-scale sagas to be heard—or rather absorbed—in their entirety.
Formed at the University of Georgia in the mid-1980s by college friends John Bell (vocals/guitar), Michael Houser (guitar), and Dave Schools (bass), Widespread Panic continues to inspire a devoted following with its jam-band mix of rock, blues, folk, and world-beat influences.
Songwriter, musician, and singer Haggard, the quintessential country artist, is followed by the "hardest-working band in country music."
He's the "British Neil Young" and a legendary folk rocker. She's one of Austin's hottest up-and-coming singer-songwriters.
Country star and Kentucky native Loveless sings songs from Mountain Soul, an album showcasing her bluegrass and Appalachian roots, while McCoury represents the best of the old school of bluegrass.
Two outstanding folk-rock singer/songwriters share the stage as five-time Grammy winner Carpenter is followed by Griffith, who was dubbed "the Queen of Folkabilly" by Rolling Stone a few years back.
The hottest new act in the post-Grateful Dead jam-band era, the Colorado quintet is renowned for its blistering live shows and exceptional musical abilities.
These two newcomers have already garnered critical praise, millions of fans, and industry honors in little more than a year. Though they are original stylists, both are also true to country tradition.
Keen and Robison are the leaders of a new breed of "rebels" roaring out of Texas. Transcending state lines, their songs would be perfectly at home with Langston Hughes or at a rowdy New Year's Eve party.
McClinton's signature style is a modern brand of Texas roadhouse blues, while Asleep at the Wheel is carrying the torch for Western swing into a new century, bringing a new generation of fans out onto the dance floor.
Known for his impeccable traditional blues stylings, John Hammond turns his attention to an American iconoclast: Tom Waits. Hammond may be the only artist brave enough to sing an entire set of Tom Waits' best. He is followed by Blue Rodeo, a jam band that defies labels with a Canadian-bred mix of country, rock, and blues.
Byrne describes his new music as "beats for the body," and as always, it's a quirky, complex, poetic blend. Critics call it his best work in years.
Merchant takes a bold step forward with adventurous songs that are passionate, shimmering, and soulful. This performance includes "Motherland," a desperate plea for innocence made even more poignant by the events of September 11. Texan Eric Taylor is a master of the sublime, called by one critic "the William Faulkner of songwriting."
Gray plays slow, moody, acoustic blues, and singer/songwriter Williams performs original songs featuring a few acidic and hilarious twists.
For over half a century, Antoine "Fats" Domino has been playing a pounding rhythm-and-blues-style piano and singing in his own inimitable style.
Drawing on influences ranging from jazz to blues to gospel, Hornsby continues to create and perform emotionally charged music marked by inspired, soulful vocals and technically superior keyboard playing. Johnson combines rock energy, pop lyricism, and jazz and blues touches with inspired guitar playing.
Noted for their signature three-part harmony and break-neck virtuosity on fiddle, dobro, mandolin, banjo, and guitar, the Dixie Chicks are the hottest act to explode on the country music scene in years.
From the archives comes a spectacular show culled from the outtakes of the late, great guitarist's 1983 and 1990 performances.
A full hour with the late Stevie Ray Vaughan's legendary rhythm section, Double Trouble, paired with today's top blues stars.
The one and only queen of country performs the music of her Appalachian upbringing, and young bluegrass sensations Nickel Creek showcase their soaring harmonies and instrumental virtuosity.
Ruggedly handsome chart-topper Toby Keith delivers country in the tradition of icons Johnny Cash and Waylon Jennings. Smoky-voiced Alabama native Allison Moorer had a hit with "A Soft Place To Fall," featured on the soundtrack of Robert Redford's film The Horse Whisperer.
The Kentucky-born singer made her nationwide debut in 1995 and seems sure to win her place among the best blues-rock vocalists ever.
The accomplished Canadian poet and novelist is a one-of-a-kind songwriter and performer whose 1988 performance mesmerized viewers from coast to coast. His artistry can be either haunting or romantic, but it is always riveting.
The multiple Grammy-winning singer-songwriter makes her third series appearance, performing selections from her 2001 recording, Whole New You. She is supported by a heralded group of guest artists, including Alison Krauss, Lyle Lovett, and Bruce Hornsby.
Country vocalist Loveless showcases her lates album, and Raye persoms his hit songs, including "Little Rock."
The Queen of Country Music, Kentucky's own "coal miner's daughter," performs a medley of Patsy Cline tunes and her own classics.
The legendary jazz-vibraphonist and the sassy and soulful rhythm 'n' blues queen perform classics from several eras of American music.
Two legendary Texans and Country Music Hall of Famers—crooner Ray Price, and father of honky-tonk swing Hank Thompson are joined by Junior Brown.
A mix of generations, styles, and genres, including performers Freddy Fender, Flaco Jimenez, David Hidalgo, Tish Hinojosa, Ruben Ramos, and Rick Trevino.
Spotlights country legend Willie Nelson & Family with special guest Leon Russell in a sensational performance of all-acoustic Willie showcasing his unique guitar style and one-of-a-kind vocal ability.
The undisputed kings of Southern rock, whose anthem "Free Bird" has become the standard for the genre, have risen from the ashes of several tragedies and triumphed in a way no one could have predicted.
Country artist Emmylou Harris hosts talented songwriters in an acoustic hour-long "song swap."
The brilliant improvisational band Phish is heir apparent to the Grateful Dead jam-band tradition.
Captivating and amusing singer/songwriter John Hiatt is followed by gifted country chanteuse Kelly Willis.
Sultry vocalist Shelby Lynne leads off, with talented blues diva Toni Price capping the hour.
An encore presentation tribute to the late, legendary songwriter Van Zandt, featuring Willie Nelson, Lyle Lovett, Emmylou Harris, Nanci Griffith, and Guy Clark.
Rock & roll legend Iggy Pop blasts through classics and cuts from his latest album, Post Pop Depression.
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Selected titles only; call for availability.
PBS Home Video
(800) 828-4PBS (4727)
1320 Braddock Place
Alexandria, VA 22314
Selected titles only; call for availability.
PBS Home Video
(800) 828-4PBS (4727)
1320 Braddock Place
Alexandria, VA 22314