Austin City Limits is thrilled to announce that we are live streaming the first taping of our new Season 46—also the first taping of 2020—featuring multiple Grammy-nominee, British country-soul singer Yola, as she makes her ACL debut on February 4 at 9 p.m. ET/8 p.m. CT on the ACL YouTube channel.
Produced by ACL three-timer Dan Auerbach, Yola’s debut Walk Through Fire is a career-defining and genre-bending release from one of the most exciting emerging acts in music today. Yola’s arresting vocals captivate with sincere tales of heartache and loves lost, forgotten, and broken. Released on Nashville’s Easy Eye Sound, the album earned widespread critical acclaim from national press including The New York Times, Vogue, Rolling Stone and NPR, with The Los Angeles Times raving, “British, black and bold, Yola is shaking up American roots music”. Yola counts none other than Sir Elton John as a major fan, with the music icon hailing the singer-songwriter “as one of his favourite rising stars.”
Known for show-stopping live performances, Yola’s 2019 highlights include standout appearances at ACL Fest, Glastonbury, Newport Folk Festival, SXSW and Farm Aid. She has shared the stage this past year with Dolly Parton, Mavis Staples, Kacey Musgraves, The Killers, Sheryl Crow and Brandi Carlile, and is currently opening for Chris Stapleton on multiple U.S. tour dates. We’re thrilled to welcome Yola to the ACL stage.
Join us here on February 4 at 8 p.m. CT for Yola’s soulful set. The broadcast episode will air as part of our new Season 46, premiering in October on PBS.