James McMurtry © KLRU photo by Scott Newton

James McMurtry

With his “verbose, character-rich yarns” (Entertainment Weekly), James McMurtry has spent almost two decades fusing together roots music and lyrical witticisms that is as expansive … Continue reading


Sarah Jarosz

Sarah Jarosz writes songs that “have a mystical streak, projecting love and loneliness across the landscape and the sky” (New York Times). Widely hailed as … Continue reading

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Delta Spirit

California quintet Delta Spirit has been tearing up the stage and ascending the ranks of rock hierarchy with their abundance of raucous energy and freewheeling … Continue reading

Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds ©KLRU photo by Scott Newton

Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds

A recent New York Times Magazine profile of Nick Cave noted that “Cave can claim at least half a dozen vocations: songwriter and performer with … Continue reading

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Shovels & Rope

Husband and wife team Michael Trent and Cary Ann Hearst sing harmony-driven folk that is full of raw energy and authenticity. At their ACL taping … Continue reading

2015 Hall of Fame Finale ©Gary Miller

Austin City Limits Hall of Fame 2015

Recognizing both artists and non-artists who have been instrumental in making the long-running show a music institution, the Austin City Limits Hall of Fame celebrates … Continue reading

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Ghostland Observatory

Inspiring comparisons to Daft Punk to David Bowie to Prince, Austin’s Ghostland Observatory’s dynamic sound and high-energy performances have taken many by surprise. “It’s some … Continue reading

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Bettye LaVette

There are few vocalists today that have transgressed various musical genres with the same flare and grace of Bettye LaVette. This soulful songstress started her … Continue reading

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Kenny Chesney

As one of Country music’s premier singer/songwriters, Kenny Chesney has reigned as a chart-topper and award-winning favorite for music lovers and critics alike. The current, … Continue reading

Band of Horses performing on Austin City Limits

Band of Horses

With tender, personal lyrics and sweet melodies Band of Horses has quickly become masters at making quality, old-fashioned rock with a unique fusion of influences … Continue reading