Austin City Limits

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  • 1976
  • 45 Seasons
  • 8.1  (235)

Austin City Limits is always a showcase of exceptionally talented musicians who offer their skills to audiences in a relatively small studio setting where home viewers are left with a feeling that they are getting their own personal performance, right at home. Quaint is one adjective that describes the aura that is projected by these gifted entertainers and the taping venue. Warm, friendly, and inviting are others, which describe the subtle and friendly atmosphere. One may enjoy the plethora of stars that will be routinely offered on a weekly basis. Concerts bring the viewer the songs that they already know and anxiously await to enjoy live from their favorite performers. Television fans are no different from those in attendance. The nearly intimate setting comes to life by way of both technology and human skill. Advance electronics deliver accurate sounds that the home listener will find comparable to what the audience is hearing. Camera technicians exhibit creativity that reveals each artist in a unique fashion. Video angles are often impressive with close-up imaging. The performers represent many genres. Representing laid-back, yet popular performers, such names as Jimmy Buffett, Lyle Lovett, Norah Jones, Suzanne Vega, and Emmylou Harris, can be found on this popular Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) program. Not only are the more casual entertainers seen, but other types are just as frequently seen, including those from Jazz: Buddy Guy, B.B. King,and Eric Johnson. There are singers who are anything but casual. Rock singers like The Allman Brothers Band, Coldplay, Elvis Costello, Pearl Jam, R.E.M., and Foo Fighters, have offered some of today's most popular songs to viewers who are getting an experience of being near the singers, without ever having to leave their home setting. When one thinks about Austin City Limits, one may think about Austin, Texas and the heavy influence of country music that defines the state of Texas. As mentioned, there are genres of many that are represented. However, it is Country Music that the show finds itself gravitating toward most frequently. Performers, such as Willie Nelson, The Dixie Chicks, and Merle Haggard, often display their artistry through this recurrent, and often trendy showcase.

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Seasons
Allen Toussaint: New Orleans Legend
28. Allen Toussaint: New Orleans Legend
February 13, 2021
Summary not available
Texas Icons: Jerry Jeff Walker & Billy Joe Shaver
27. Texas Icons: Jerry Jeff Walker & Billy Joe Shaver
February 6, 2021
Summary not available
The Best of Spoon
26. The Best of Spoon
January 30, 2021
Savor the best of Austin alternative rock band Spoon on Austin City Limits.
Ray Wylie Hubbard
25. Ray Wylie Hubbard
January 23, 2021
Enjoy the roadhouse rock of legendary Texas songwriter Ray Wylie Hubbard.
The War And Treaty/ruthie Foster
24. The War And Treaty/ruthie Foster
January 16, 2021
Revel in modern Southern soul with Nashville's The War and Treaty and Austin's Ruthie Foster.
Foo Fighters Rock Austin City Limits`
23. Foo Fighters Rock Austin City Limits`
January 9, 2021
Summary not available
Acl Hall Of Fame: The First Six Years
22. Acl Hall Of Fame: The First Six Years
January 2, 2021
Summary not available
The Mavericks: En Espanol
21. The Mavericks: En Espanol
November 21, 2020
Thrill to an hour featuring eclectic country rock band the Mavericks, performing hits and songs from their acclaimed all-Spanish album En Espanol.
Jackie Venson / Mavis Staples with Special Guest Bonnie Raitt
20. Jackie Venson / Mavis Staples with Special Guest Bonnie Raitt
November 14, 2020
Enjoy innovative Austin rock & roll from Jackie Venson, plus a vintage 2012 performance from soul/gospel legend Mavis Staples and friend Bonnie Raitt. Venson plays songs from Vintage Machine, while Staples performs songs from across her long career.
John Legend & The Roots: Wake Up!
19. John Legend & The Roots: Wake Up!
November 7, 2020
Savor a special encore of protest soul classics from John Legend & the Roots' Grammy-winning LP Wake Up! Originally broadcast in 2011, the hour-long episode features "Wake Up Everybody," "Compared to What" and "Ordinary People."
Acl Presents: 50 Years Of Asleep At The Wheel: A Retrospective
18. Acl Presents: 50 Years Of Asleep At The Wheel: A Retrospective
October 31, 2020
Enjoy a special hour of ACL performances by Western swing faithkeepers Asleep at the Wheel.
Rufus Wainwright
17. Rufus Wainwright
October 24, 2020
Enjoy an intimate hour with renowned singer/songwriter Rufus Wainwright.
Stevie Ray Vaughan: A Retrospective
16. Stevie Ray Vaughan: A Retrospective
October 17, 2020
Thrill to an hour of classic performances from Texas blues rocker Stevie Ray Vaughan.
Yola
15. Yola
October 10, 2020
Enjoy an hour with acclaimed soul singer/songwriter Yola.
The Very Best of John Prine
14. The Very Best of John Prine
October 3, 2020
Savor an hour of stirring performances by singer/songwriter John Prine.
Rosalia
13. Rosalia
February 8, 2020
Thrill to an hour with Spanish singer, songwriter and dancer Rosalia. The Latin Grammy-winning Catalonia native performs songs from her album "El Mal Querer."
Billie Eilish
12. Billie Eilish
February 1, 2020
The pop superstar performs her hits and songs from "When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?"
Cage The Elephant / Tank and the Bangas
11. Cage The Elephant / Tank and the Bangas
January 25, 2020
Cage the Elephant and Tank and the Bangas perform.
Mitski / Rainbow Kitten Surprise
10. Mitski / Rainbow Kitten Surprise
January 18, 2020
Singer-songwriter Mitski and indie rockers Rainbow Kitten Surprise perform. Mitski plays songs from her album "Be the Cowboy," while Rainbow Kitten Surprise perform cuts from their record "How To: Friend, Love, Freefall."
The Raconteurs / Black Pumas
9. The Raconteurs / Black Pumas
January 11, 2020
The Raconteurs spotlight their album "Help Us Stranger." Austin's Black Pumas performs great tunes.
Sharon Van Etten / Lucy Dacu
8. Sharon Van Etten / Lucy Dacu
January 4, 2020
Singer-songwriters Sharon Van Etten and Lucy Dacus perform. Van Etten performs songs from her acclaimed 2019 LP "Remind Me Tomorrow," while Dacus highlights her 2018 album "Historian."
Kane Brown / Colter Wall
7. Kane Brown / Colter Wall
November 16, 2019
Country singer Kane Brown performs songs from his 2018 "Experiment" album; and Canadian singer Colter Wall sings cowboy and Western songs from his 2018 "Songs of the Plains" album.
Vampire Weekend
6. Vampire Weekend
November 9, 2019
Vampire Weekend perform selections from their 2019 "Father of the Bride" album.
Patty Griffin / The Revivalists
5. Patty Griffin / The Revivalists
November 2, 2019
Thrill to the best in American roots music with Patty Griffin and The Revivalists.
H.E.R.
4. H.E.R.
October 26, 2019
Enjoy an unforgettable hour with Grammy-winning singer-songwriter H.E.R.
Steve Earle & The Dukes: A Tribute to Guy Clark
3. Steve Earle & The Dukes: A Tribute to Guy Clark
October 19, 2019
Steve Earle and the Dukes perform songs by Earle's mentor, Texas songwriter Guy Clark.
Maggie Rogers
2. Maggie Rogers
October 12, 2019
Singer-songwriter Maggie Rogers performs songs from her 2019 album "Heard It in a Past Life."
Gary Clark Jr.
1. Gary Clark Jr.
October 5, 2019
Thrill to an hour with Austin blues rock superstar Gary Clark Jr.
6th Annual Hall Of Fame Honors
100. 6th Annual Hall Of Fame Honors
December 28, 2019
Celebrate the 2019 ACL Hall of Fame inductees; Shawn Colvin, Buddy Guy and Lyle Lovett are honored.
Austin City Limits
Austin City Limits

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Austin City Limits is always a showcase of exceptionally talented musicians who offer their skills to audiences in a relatively small studio setting where home viewers are left with a feeling that they are getting their own personal performance, right at home. Quaint is one adjective that describes the aura that is projected by these gifted entertainers and the taping venue. Warm, friendly, and inviting are others, which describe the subtle and friendly atmosphere.

One may enjoy the plethora of stars that will be routinely offered on a weekly basis. Concerts bring the viewer the songs that they already know and anxiously await to enjoy live from their favorite performers. Television fans are no different from those in attendance. The nearly intimate setting comes to life by way of both technology and human skill. Advance electronics deliver accurate sounds that the home listener will find comparable to what the audience is hearing. Camera technicians exhibit creativity that reveals each artist in a unique fashion. Video angles are often impressive with close-up imaging.

The performers represent many genres. Representing laid-back, yet popular performers, such names as Jimmy Buffett, Lyle Lovett, Norah Jones, Suzanne Vega, and Emmylou Harris, can be found on this popular Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) program. Not only are the more casual entertainers seen, but other types are just as frequently seen, including those from Jazz: Buddy Guy, B.B. King,and Eric Johnson. There are singers who are anything but casual. Rock singers like The Allman Brothers Band, Coldplay, Elvis Costello, Pearl Jam, R.E.M., and Foo Fighters, have offered some of today's most popular songs to viewers who are getting an experience of being near the singers, without ever having to leave their home setting.

When one thinks about Austin City Limits, one may think about Austin, Texas and the heavy influence of country music that defines the state of Texas. As mentioned, there are genres of many that are represented. However, it is Country Music that the show finds itself gravitating toward most frequently. Performers, such as Willie Nelson, The Dixie Chicks, and Merle Haggard, often display their artistry through this recurrent, and often trendy showcase.

Austin City Limits is a series that is currently running and has 45 seasons (406 episodes). The series first aired on January 3, 1976.

Where to Watch Austin City Limits

Austin City Limits is available for streaming on the PBS website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Austin City Limits on demand at Vudu and PBS.

  • Premiere Date
    January 3, 1976
  • IMDB Rating
    8.1  (235)