Austin City Limits - Season 31

Saturday on PBS Premiered Jan 03, 1976 In Season


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Episode Guide

  • Death Cab for Cutie followed by My Morning Jacket
    Rock newcomers, Death Cab for Cutie, performs hits from their breakthrough CD and debuts music from their new album. Kentucky newcomers, My Morning Jacket, promote their unique soundscapes.
  • Gretchen Wilson followed by Miranda Lambert
    Country's leading ladies take the ACL stage. A member of Country Music's Mafia, Gretchen Wilson is rapidly becoming a country superstar. Next, Texas native Miranda Lambert has packed a big punch in her debut CD.
  • Widespread Panic
    Widespread Panic
    Episode 11
    This hour-long episode features a road warrior band. Widespread Panic has numerous fans but have not achieved widespread national success.
  • Ryan Adams followed by Tift Merritt
    Ryan Adams and Tift Merritt appear on ACL and express their powerful lyrics. The music of both artists shows strong influences from country, rock and soul.
  • Blues Traveler followed by Café Tacuba
    Blues Traveler uses harmonica riffs and John Popper's unique voice to create their distinctive rock and blues music. Next, Café Tacuba proves on ACL why they have such a large international following.
  • Coldplay
    Episode 8
    This English band has made a name for themselves in the world of rock and roll. Special guest, Michael Stipe from R.E.M., drops by to play some songs with the band.
  • Franz Ferdinand followed by What Made Milwaukee Famous
    ACL once again opens the stage to indie rock bands on the verge of their breakthrough. Both bands infuse humor with rock and intelligence with dance beats. While Scottish quartet, Franz Ferdinand, is working towards national recognition; What Made Milwaukee Famous is quickly becoming an Austin superstar.
  • John Prine followed by Amos Lee
    After surviving a grueling battle with cancer, John Prine returns to the stage to promote his new CD. Amos Lee's lyrics have been likened to poetry with a folk and soul background.
  • The Killers followed by Spoon
    Moving from indie-rock to mainstream, The Killers have an individual style. Austin band, Spoon, explores their own indie-rock style on the ACL stage.
  • Ben Folds followed by Ray LaMontagne
    Ben Folds steps away from his band to build a solo career. Ray LaMontague performs music from his debut release.
  • Etta James
    Etta James
    Episode 3
    Etta James is an R&B legend. With 50 years in the music business, she more than deserved her Lifetime Achievement Grammy.
  • Alison Krauss and Union Station followed by Kathleen Edwards
    Alison Krauss and Union Station have worked relentlessly to elevate Kentucky bluegrass into mainstream sensibilities. Next, Kathleen Edwards sings country-rock.
  • Jack Johnson followed by Rilo Kiley
    Jack Johnson's mix of folk, blues, hip-hop, and rock make his music unique and addictive. Rilo Kiley presents playful yet emotional songs that fuse indie-rock with neo-country.