Austin City Limits

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  • 1976
  • 47 Seasons
  • 8.3  (294)

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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Cimafunk and The Tribe
7. Cimafunk and The Tribe
November 12, 2022
Afro-Cuban rocker Cimafunk performs with his nine-piece band.
Lyle Lovett and His Large Band
6. Lyle Lovett and His Large Band
November 5, 2022
One of music’s most vibrant and iconic performers, the Grammy Award-winning Lovett is accompanied by his 16-piece band for an entertaining hour of new songs and extraordinary musicianship.
Parker McCollum / Robert Earl Keen
5. Parker McCollum / Robert Earl Keen
October 29, 2022
Texas-bred singer/songwriters Parker McCollum and Robert Earl Keen bring the Lone Star State to musical life for a special hour. Rising country star McCollum plays tunes from his major label debut Gold Chain Cowboy. The legendary Keen performs songs from across his storied career in celebration of his upcoming retirement from the road.
Allison Russell; The Weather Station
4. Allison Russell; The Weather Station
October 22, 2022
Canadian singer-songwriter Allison Russell; Canadian folk music band The Weather Station.
Sylvan Esso / Lucius
3. Sylvan Esso / Lucius
October 15, 2022
Electronic pop duo Sylvan Esso; four-piece indie pop band Lucius.
Japanese Breakfast / Arlo Parks
2. Japanese Breakfast / Arlo Parks
October 8, 2022
Dreamy American pop act Japanese Breakfast and eclectic U.K. tunesmith Arlo Parks share an hour of heartfelt performances. Japanese Breakfast, AKA bestselling author Michelle Zauner, plays songs from her breakthrough album Jubilee. Parks performs songs from her Mercury Prize-winning album Collapsed in Sunbeams.
Brandi Carlile
1. Brandi Carlile
October 1, 2022
Celebrated Americana singer/songwriter Brandi Carlile raises the roof for a full hour of passionate and powerful songs from her acclaimed album In These Silent Days.
Description

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 47 seasons (426 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
    8.3  (294)