Last night, before the break in the new season, rather than air a typical episode, Austin City Limits played a Jim Lauderdale-hosted compilation of the best performances from the 2013 Americana Music Festival in Nashville. The incredible show bounces from artist to artist, highlighting the new and old, before culminating in a massive group performance of "Leaving Louisiana in the Broad Daylight." Watch the full episode above.
Austin City Limits episode description:
Austin City Limits is taking a break from our fabulous season of new episodes, but never fear – that doesn’t mean new music isn’t up next. As we’ve been the past two years, we’re proud to present an ACL Presents special: Americana Music Festival 2013. Recorded at the Awards & Honors presentation in Nashville at the historic Ryman Auditorium, AMF 2013 gives us great performances by both veterans and newcomers across the spectrum of the music we know and love as Americana. From Dr. John walking through gilded splinters accompanied by the Black Keys’ Dan Auerbach, pioneering guitarist Duane Eddy proving himself still a “Rebel-Rouser” and Stephen Stills revisiting his classic composition “For What It’s Worth” to young songwriter John Fullbright ripping through “Jericho”, host Jim Lauderdale and bandleader Buddy Miller showing off their distinctive chemistry and Hank Williams’ daughter Holly reviving her father’s signature hit “I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry,” the special presents highlight after highlight. All this plus Shovels & Rope, Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell, The Milk Carton Kids, Kelly Willis & Bruce Robison, Old Crow Medicine Show and, during the finale, some surprise guests. It’s a feast of Americana.
2013 Americana Music Festival setlist:
Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell - "Chase the Feeling"
Shovels & Rope - "Birmingham
Old Crow Medicine Show - "Wagon Wheel"
The Milk Carton Kids - "Hope of a Lifetime"
John Fullbright - "Jericho"
Dr. John - "I Walk on Guilded Splinters"
Duane Eddy - "Rebel Rouser"
Buddy Miller & Jim Lauderdale - "Train That Carried My Gal From Town"
Holly Williams - "I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry"
Kelly Willis & Bruce Robison - "Border Radio"
Stephen Stills - "For What It's Worth"
Finale (all artists) - "Leaving Louisiana in the Broad Daylight"