Tag: Austin City Limits

ACL’s Terry Lickona recaps best of Americana Music Festival

The Americana Music Festival edition of Austin City Limits is being seen across the country on PBS stations this week, and Brian Atkinson  interviewed ACL producer Terry Lickona for the Austin American-Statesman about how the show came about. You’ll find the full interview at the American-Statesman site, but here’s what he had to say about the highlights of the evening:…

Americana Music Festival now online

Austin City Limits is now streaming the 2011 Americana Music Festival Honors and Awards show on its website. The show has been edited down to 56 minutes, so it’s more variety show than awards show, but the music is consistently compelling.

Nov. 19: Americana Music Festival on Austin City Limits

The national television debut of the Americana Music Festival is scheduled for Nov. 19 on Austin City Limits, which has released this show setlist, beginning with Emmylou Harris, Alison Krauss, Buddy Miller, Jerry Douglas and Don Was singing “I’ll Fly Away.” The Avett Brothers – The Once and Future Carpenter Lucinda Williams – Blessed Amos Lee – Cup of Sorrow Elizabeth…

TV holds key to growth of Americana music

By Ken Paulson Television is a very big deal to the Americana music community. For years, the Americana Music Association has worked to establish the genre with the general public, and TV is the key. Any medium that can make Snooki a household name should do wonders for Buddy Miller. That’s why news that WNPT, Nashville’s public television station, would…

Austin City Limits to showcase Americana Music Festival

The Americana Music Festival has finally found a home on television. In their efforts to build awareness of Americana music, Americana Music Association Executive Director Jed Hilly and his staff have long sought a way to showcase the genre and its stars to a national audience. The Tennesseean reports today that the festival awards show will be broadcast live on…