Austin City Limits - Season 33

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AIRED ON 11/10/2018

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Episode Guide

  • Austin City Limits Presents: The Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival
    Austin Limits: The Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival is a 2008 PBS episode in the series that covers the spirited, annual festival in San Francisco. The one-hour special covers the importance of the event as it is one of the few free events to feature bluegrass music in the area and attracts tens of thousands yearly. The event goes beyond simply bluegrass however, as Bruce Hornsby and Emmylou Harris are among the popular artists who are featured in the show.moreless
  • Brad Paisley followed by Dierks Bentley
    Country superstar Brad Paisley brings his award winning guitar skills, singing talent, and songwriting to the ACL stage. Next, Dierks Bentley is a singer on the rise.
  • Kings of Leon followed by Roky Erickson
    Kings of Leon, a Nashville band of brothers, appears in the ACL studio for a rocking good time. Next, Texas legend Roky Erickson plays the psychedelic rock and roll he's been playing for 40 years.
  • Crowded House
    Crowded House
    Episode 11
    After a twelve year hiatus, Crowded House reunites on the ACL stage to promote their new album and tour.
  • Bloc Party followed by Ghostland Observatory
    Fresh from England and a new album, Bloc Party grooves onto the ACL stage with postpunk, politically charged music. Next, the Ghostland Observatory duo plays its electric music before the its hometown crowd.
  • Lucinda Williams followed by Old Crow Medicine Show
    Lucinda Williams has received numerous awards for her songwriting and singing. In this episode, she introduces the Austin audience to her newest set of masterful songs. Next, Old Crow Medicine Show plays old-time string music with a rock and roll twist.
  • John Mayer
    John Mayer
    Episode 8
    Although John Mayer has performed on the Austin City Limits' stage before, he's never been here with this degree of success.
  • Paolo Nutini followed by Grupo Fantasma
    Paolo Nutini, who has found great success in the UK, debuts on ACL with his soulful renditions from his popular album. Next, Austin's own Grupo Fantasma explores the funky side of Latin music with a high energy stage show.
  • Arcade Fire
    Arcade Fire
    Episode 6
    Arcade Fire has gained critical acclaim for their indie rock in Canada. Their two albums, Neon Bible and Funeral, provide plenty of songs to entertain the ACL crowd.
  • Wilco
    Episode 5
    Wilco returns to ACL with innovative and ever changing music. The band performs classics and promotes their newest album.
  • Tribute to Bluesman Jimmy Reed
    Current blues stars, many of whom are legends in their own right, pay homage to Jimmy Reed.
  • Femi Kuti with Positive Force
    Femi Kuti is more than a musician. This Nigerian political activist plays music to inspire change. And yet, his music continues to be upbeat with an African beat.
  • The Decemberists followed by Explosions in the Sky
    Progressive pop pioneers, The Decemberists, make their ACL debut. Next, Explosions in the Sky, well known for the movie scores, appears in a powerful live stage performance.
  • Norah Jones
    Norah Jones
    Episode 1
    Native Texan, Norah Jones, returns to the ACL stage for an hour of her incredible piano playing, jazzy song style, and throaty vocals.