Austin City Limits - Season 26

Saturday on PBS Premiered Jan 03, 1976 In Season


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Episode Guide

  • Bob Schneider followed by Patty Griffin
    Bob Schneider has fronted some of Austin's most commercially successful bands. He's aiming to strike out on the national scene wit ha solo career. Next, Patty Griffin brings her critically acclaimed pop-rock to the ACL stage.
  • Keb ' Mo' followed by Willis Alan Ramsey
    Keb 'Mo' struggled early to find his musical identity. But, now he has cemented his reputation as a premiere blues musician. Next, Willis Alan Ramsey blew away audiences with his 1972 debut. 30 Years later he's hoping his second effort will meet with similar success.
  • Shawn Colvin with Special Guests
    Shawn Colvin makes her third appearance on the ACL stage. She is joined by some special guests her help her wow her hometown audience
  • Joan Osborne
    Joan Osborne
    Episode 17
    Grammy Nominee Joan Osborne plays the ACL studio.
  • Toby Keith followed by Allison Moorer
    Toby Keith is a working man's hero who sings songs for the people. Next, Allison Moorer uses her husky voice to catch the audience's ear.
  • Dolly Parton followed by Nickel Creek
    Dolly Parton, pop culture icon and country legend, makes her ACL debut. Next, bluegrass sensation Nickel Creek appears.
  • Double Trouble with Special Guests
    Once Double Trouble was known simply as the back up band for the late great Stevie Ray Vaughan. However, they have proved they are more than just a house band. With electric performances and creative guitars, the band has become a name in its own right.
  • Stevie Ray Vaughan: The Outtakes
    Stevie Ray Vaughan made an impact on music with his incredible guitar riffs. Vaughan performed several times on ACL, and those performances have been combined to form a popular tribute. In this episode, ACL combs through its vaults to discover some never before seen footage of the modern blues master.
  • Dixie Chicks
    Dixie Chicks
    Episode 12
    When the Dixie Chicks made their ACL debut in 1998, the nation was beginning to whisper about the Texas trio. Now, the Dixie Chicks are earning roars of approval from a variety of fans.
  • Bruce Hornsby followed by Eric Johnson
    Bruce Hornsby has a devoted following of fans and peers. Next, Eric Johnson proves why he's considered a master on the guitar.
  • David Gray followed by Dar Williams
    Years of paying his dues in Europe lead to success overseas, since then David Gray has found an audience in the US. Next, Dar Williams hopes that her fourth release will help establish her as a force in folk music.
  • Steve Earle followed by Kasey Chambers
    Steve Earle's reality based music comes from his own life. He sings about things he knows, and it shows. Next, Kasey Chambers powerful Australian voice has been heralded by her peers. Now, she attempts to conquer the United States.
  • Merle Haggard followed by The Derailers
    Merle Haggard is one of country music's most enduring icons. In this performance, he proves why. Next, The Derailers are a local Austin act that plays the Bakersfield sound. They are garnering national attention as they work their way across the country, playing in honky tonks and clubs.
  • Widespread Panic
    Widespread Panic
    Episode 7
    The spicy music of a high energy band features prominently in this episode.
  • Joe Cocker
    Joe Cocker
    Episode 6
    You wouldn't think that Joe Cocker's harsh voice and jerky movements would make him a star. Yet, after three decades in the business, that's exactly what he is. His distinct style combined with his heart and conviction have made him an icon in pop music.
  • Brad Paisley followed by Eric Heatherly
    Brad Paisley is a neo-traditionalist with unlimited potential. Next, Eric Heatherly proves that retro rockabilly matters in a modern world.
  • Lee Ann Womack followed by Clay Davidson
    Lee Ann Womack is a fast rising star in country music. Her sweet soprano and emotionally compelling lyrics have shot her into country superstardom. Next, Clay Davidson showcases his husky voice as he blurs the line between country and southern rock.
  • Shelby Lynne followed by Toni Price
    Shelby Lynne has always inspired praise from her peers, but until recently the public hadn't connected with her alternative style. Her new album has changed that with heartfelt lyrics. Next, Toni Price uses her warm spirit and emotional lyrics to find new fans.
  • John Hiatt followed by Kelly Willis
    John Hiatt has been a highly successful artist and song writer since the 70s. In his third appearance on ACL, he uses acoustic instruments to highlight his voice. Kelly Willis is a hometown favorite. Described as "heartache and honeydew," Kelly always wows ACL's audience.
  • Phish
    Episode 1
    Phish bends genres to create their own unique sound that inspires legions of rabid fans.
  • Classic: Fats Domino
    Fats Domino appeared on ACL in 1987. This episode takes the best moments of that performance, re-edited for a classic episode of ACL featuring Domino's biggest hits.