Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell "Austin City Limits" Performance to Debut on PBS November 2
Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell will make their Austin City Limits duo debut, performing together for the first time on the ACL stage when the PBS television series returns for its 39th season this fall. The broadcast of the duo's performance, which was recorded at The Moody Theater in downtown Austin this past June as part of a world tour supporting their new album, Old Yellow Moon, will premiere on PBS stations across the US on Saturday, November 2, 2013. Though both artists have appeared on Austin City Limits in the past, and in fact appeared on the same episode in 1983, this will be their first time on the show together.
“It’s great to be back at the world’s greatest and longest-running music show,” Harris said during the performance.
She and Crowell will be featured again later in the ACL season for a special show on November 23 featuring the best music performances from this year’s Americana Music Association Honors and Awards ceremony, held last week at the historic Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Tennessee. In addition to performing Kris Kristofferson's "Chase the Feeling" (featured on Old Yellow Moon) and leading the all-star finale performance of the Crowell co-penned 1978 Harris hit "Leaving Louisiana in Broad Daylight" at the ceremony, Harris and Crowell took home the awards for Duo of the Year and Album of the Year.
The two artists are currently touring the US with music from that award-winning album, Old Yellow Moon, kicking off the California leg of the tour with three stops this weekend. For details and tickets, visit nonesuch.com/on-tour.
The ACL season kicks off October 5 with performances from Juanes and Jesse & Joy. The season lineup also includes the ACL debuts of bands like Phoenix, Vampire Weekend, Grizzly Bear, and more.
“Every year Austin City Limits makes history, and this year is no exception," says ACL Executive Producer Terry Lickona. "We’re also proud to continue the tradition of showcasing some of music’s most amazing new talent, and as usual our music mix offers a little something for everybody’s taste!”
ACL airs weekly on PBS stations nationwide (check local listings for times), and full episodes are made available online at acltv.com immediately following the initial broadcast. For more information on the Austin City Limits fall 2013 broadcast schedule, go to acltv.com.