Austin City Limits - Season 4

Saturday on PBS Premiered Jan 03, 1976 In Season


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Episode Guide

  • John McEuen and Friends with Elizabeth "Libba" Cotten
    John McEuen, from the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, invites some special guests to join him in 1979 for an old-fashioned picking session.
  • Dan Del Santo followed by Taj Mahal
    Dan Del Santo specializes in a country, blues, and jazz sound that is individual to him. Next, Taj Mahal presents the the West Indian and South American rhythms that he finds fascinating. This episode premiered in 1979.
  • The Neville Brothers followed by Robert Shaw and Lightnin' Hopkins
    New Orleans' premiere musical group, The Neville Brothers, bring their blues infused rock to ACL in 1979. Next, Texas bluesmen show off their own skills when Robert Shaw and Lightnin' Hopkins take the stage.
  • Nashville Super Pickers followed by Tom T. Hall
    In 1979, the Nashville Super Pickers were one of Music City's most sought after session bands. Along with some special guests, they play some incredible music for the ACL audience. Next, Tom T. Hall showcases the songwriting talents that have brought him awards and critical acclaim.
  • Leon Redbone followed by Steve Fromholz
    In 1979, Leon Redbone plays music that no one plays anymore–blues, jazz, and ragtime classics from the 20s and 30s. Next, Austin native Steve Fromholz wows the hometown crowd.
  • Tom Waits
    Tom Waits
    Episode 8
    Tom Waits is more than a musician; he's a storyteller. His unique use of poetry makes small town life and urban cynicism come to life in this innovative 1979 episode.
  • Delbert McClinton followed by Cate Brothers
    Delbert McClinton continues the Southern musical tradition in this 1979 episode. Next, the Cate Brothers, no strangers to Southern rock, play their music with enthusiasm and passion.
  • Pure Prairie League followed by Bobby Bare
    1979 sees bluegrass, pop, and country mix as Pure Prairie League takes the stage. Next, Bobby Bare, a favorite among the public and other musicians, takes the stage.
  • Alvin Crow followed by Marcia Ball
    Both Alvin Crow and Marcia Ball have been key figures in Austin's progressive country movement. This 1979 episode showcases each of their individual talents.
  • Hoyt Axton
    Hoyt Axton
    Episode 4
    In a music business filled with characters, Hoyt Axton is known as one of the biggest. This 1979 episode shows off Axton's musical talents.
  • Little Joe y La Familia followed by Esteban Jordan
    This 1979 episode introduces Chicano music to public television. Two Texas acts that play Latin sounds debut on ACL.
  • Doug Kershaw followed by Clifton Chenier
    Cajun swamp sounds dominate this 1979 episode. Doug Kershaw is often heralded as the "Ragin' Cajun." While, Clifton Chenier plays zydeco music like no one else.
  • Norton Buffalo
    Norton Buffalo
    Episode 1
    Norton Buffalo is joined by his band The Stampede. Buffalo is quickly gaining recognition as a harmonica player and singer.