Ryan Adams ©KLRU photo by Scott Newton

Ryan Adams

It’s been three years since prolific singer/songwriter Ryan Adams released an album. To his fans’ delight, this past September “one of the few truly great … Continue reading

Photo ©KLRU by Scott Newton

Queens of the Stone Age

Dynamic and electrifying, Queens of the Stone Age combines metal, blues, thrash, punk and psychedelia into a sound that is at once classic and unique. … Continue reading


The Swell Season

Grammy recipients have appeared on Austin City Limits numerous times; it’s a rare thing for Oscar winners to grace the stage in studio 6A. But … Continue reading

The Civil Wars © KLRU by Scott Newton

The Civil Wars

The Civil Wars embody an elegant sensibility that represents the power lingering in modesty. Through their intimate vocal arrangements and ethereal vocals, Joy Williams and … Continue reading

Lyle Lovett & Friends: A Songwriters Special © KLRU photo by Scott Newton

Lyle Lovett

Since his first headlining appearance on Austin City Limits in 1987, Lyle Lovett has been a dear friend and key figure in the show’s history. … Continue reading

The Black Keys ©KLRU/Austin City Limits photo by Scott Newton

The Black Keys

Highly acclaimed blues-rock duo The Black Keys return to the Austin City Limits stage performing music from their most recent release, the “expansive and irresistibly … Continue reading

Madeleine Peyroux © KLRU photo by Scott Newton

Madeleine Peyroux

After growing up in places like Brooklyn, Southern California and Paris, Madeleine Peyroux has been influenced by the world of music to create a unique … Continue reading

© KLRU photo by Scott Newton


Brainchild of singer-songwriter Merrill Garbus, tUnE-yArDs have fashioned an expansive sound incorporating layered ukulele, voice, electric bass and drum loops into an eclectic DIY aesthetic. … Continue reading

R.E.M. © KLRU photo by Scott Newton


As genre innovators, R.E.M.’s influence can be seen in almost every alternative rock band since the early 80’s. From their intellectual lyrics, political activism and … Continue reading

Steve Martin & The Steep Canyon Rangers © KLRU photo by Scott Newton

Steve Martin

Fans of Austin City Limits are certainly not strangers to bluegrass. But when it’s played by author/actor/comedian Steve Martin, the tunes may sound just a … Continue reading