Jim James ©KLRU photo by Scott Newton

Jim James

Combining hints of of old-school R&B, flickers of hip hop, operatic pop and delicate instrumentation, Jim James explopres new sonic directions with his intimate and … Continue reading

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Lyle Lovett & Friends: A Songwriters Special

Four genre-crossing songwriting legends join forces to provide a glimpse of the best American folk, country and rock music. Guy Clark, Joe Ely, John Hiatt … Continue reading

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TV on the Radio

Drawing from a broad spectrum of influences, from soul to ambient to postpunk, TV on the Radio’s complex brand of indie rock defies genres. For … Continue reading

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With an alluring, melodic pop sound and multi-instrumental arrangements, English, alternative-rock band, Coldplay has enchanted audiences everywhere over the years. Coldplay’s second appearance on ACL’s … Continue reading

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Cassandra Wilson

Known for incorporating a heady mix of roots blues, country and even rock influences in her music, American jazz vocalist Cassandra Wilson makes her Austin … Continue reading

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Tom Waits

Tom Waits, looking like a grown-up Dead End Kid and spinning out stories of the sordid side of city life, is without equal as a … Continue reading

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Los Lobos

For 40 years, Los Lobos has been making great rock and roll music with depth that transcends genres. As we hit the 40th year milestone … Continue reading

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ACL Presents: Americana Music Festival 2014

For the fourth year in a row, ACL Presents heads to Nashville to bring you performance highlights from the annual Americana Music Festival. Reflecting its … Continue reading

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Alabama Shakes

Mixing classic R&B vocals with a soulful blues-rock base, Southern natives Alabama Shakes have taken garage rock and turned it on its head. In the … Continue reading

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After two decades leading his main outfit Wilco, the Grammy-winning singer and songwriter Jeff Tweedy returns for his fifth appearance on the Austin City Limits … Continue reading