Austin City Limits - Season 6

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Saturday on PBS Premiered Jan 03, 1976 In Season

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Episode Guide

  • David Grisman Quartet followed by A Mandolin Special featuring Tiny Moore and Jethro Burns
    The mandolin is an instrument with a history in both country and jazz. Artists from yesterday and today lead the audience on a tour of the instrument's fascinating history.
  • Joe Carrasco followed by The Sir Douglas Quintet
    Two artists with staccato beats bring their Tex-Mex traditions to the stage. Both artists are witty, engaging performers who play dance music with a Latin twist and organ riffs.
  • Leo Kottke followed by Passenger
    Twelve-string guitar master Leo Kottke plays music to please himself. Fortunately, audiences can appreciate his musical genius. In the second half, Austin jazz band Passenger plays there original music on the program.
  • Michael Murphey followed by Ed Bruce
    Michael Martin Murphey plays his hard rocking country music. Next, talented songwriter Ed Bruce plays some of his biggest hits.
  • Songwriters Encore
    Songwriters Encore
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    This continuation of last season's "Songwriter's Special" sees Willie Nelson return with some special friends for an old fashioned guitar pull, full of music and insider's stories.
  • Tony Joe White followed by Gary Stewart
    Tony Joe White plays his Cajun funk from down home Louisiana. Next, Gary Stewart's high energy progressive country performance blows the audience away.
  • Johnny Rodriguez followed by Alabama
    Chicano meets country when Johnny Rodriguez takes the stage. Next, Alabama proves why they are a country group on the rise.
  • Ray Price followed by Asleep at the Wheel
    Country balladeer Ray Price is an anthology of classic songs. Next, Austin's swing band, Asleep at the Wheel, plays their unique brand of be-bop.
  • Bobby Bare followed by Lacy J. Dalton
    Bobby Bare has a no holds barred stage presence that set the stage for the country outlaw movement. Next, Lacy J. Dalton's whiskey voice is the perfect compliment to her honky tonk songs.
  • George Jones with Hank Thompson
    An unforgettable hour with a country legend. Special guest Hank Thompson joins George Jones on stage.
  • Charley Pride followed by Razzy Bailey
    Charley Pride plays some of his biggest hits. Next, Razzy Bailey uses his down home charm to entertain the audience.
  • Bill Monroe and the Bluegrass Boys followed by Riders in the Sky
    The Blue Hills of Kentucky come to Texas when the grandfather of Bluegrass appears on ACL. Next, Riders on the Sky uses humor to blend traditional cowboy songs with new music to create a witty and engaging stage show.
  • The Charlie Daniels Band
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    The hard rockin' country group, The Charlie Daniels Band, kicks off the sixth season.