Austin City Limits - Season 13

Saturday on PBS Premiered Jan 03, 1976 In Season


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Episode Guide

  • Leo Kottke followed by Schuyler, Knoblock & Bickhardt
    Leo Kottke uses finesse to play evocative new age music on 6 and 12 string guitars. Next, Schuyler, Knoblock, and Bickhardt prove that three songwriting giants are better than one when they join forces to create powerful and witty music.
  • Bellamy Brothers followed by The Wagoneers
    Despite being associated with "old hippies", the Bellamy Brothers sing relevant songs to the times. Next, the Wagoneers bring their unique musical presence to the stage. Emulating Buddy Holly and Elvis Presley, this band lends youth, spirit, and exuberance to their modern country.
  • Gene Watson followed by Moe Bandy
    Gene Watson and Moe Bandy have been country music mainstays for years. In this episode they perform their latest hits.
  • Nitty Gritty Dirt Band followed by New Grass Revival
    The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band has spent 19 years in the music business building a reputation as high-energy performers. Next, the New Grass Revival takes traditional bluegrass instruments and uses them to make a wide variety of music.
  • John Prine followed by Asleep at the Wheel
    John Prine has an engaging stage presence that not only shows off his superior song writing talents but also his witty humor. Next, Austin's own Asleep at the Wheel plays their boogie-woogie swing music for the hometown crowd.
  • Larry Gatlin followed by Holly Dunn
    Larry Gatlin and his brothers have perfected their strong, clear harmonies. Next, Holly Dunn provides an engaging showcase of her songwriting and singing talents.
  • Jerry Jeff Walker followed by Loudon Wainwright III
    Jerry Jeff Walker infuses his songs with reality, but he creates hard to classify music. In this performance, David Amram's orchestra provides his background sound. Next, offbeat performer Loudon Wainwright III plays complex music with a witty twist.
  • Roseanne Cash followed by Desert Rose Band
    Roseanne Cash plays some of her biggest hits. Then, Chris Hillman (formerly of the Byrds) joins his new country group, the Desert Rose Band.
  • The Forester Sisters followed by Thom Bresh & Lane Brody
    The Forester Sisters perform their sweet harmonies. Next, Thom Bresh and Lane Brody exhibit the skills that have made them premiers song writing talents in today's musical landscape.
  • Ricky Skaggs followed by The Whites
    Magnificent bluegrass picker Ricky Skaggs joins with country traditionalists the Whites.
  • Ricky Van Shelton followed by Darden Smith
    Ricky Van Shelton is a country singer with a lot of promise. Next, Texas balladeer Darden Smith proves why he's a country musician on the rise.
  • k.d. lang and the reclines followed by Foster and Lloyd
    Described as "torch and twang," k.d. lang is on the cutting edge of country. Next, Foster & Lloyd, primarily known as songwriters, take their turn on the mikes.
  • Reba McEntire
    Reba McEntire
    Episode 2
    Reba McEntire is not only a powerful songstress, but she has the amazing ability to choose the perfect material for her personality and voice. She showcases both of these talents in ACL's 13th season.
  • The O'Kanes followed by Highway 101
    The O'Kanes perform their acoustic based music. While Highway 101 performs from an updated bluegrass perspective.