Friday, November 18, 2011
Watch: Emmylou Harris, Jessica Lea Mayfield to Perform on PBS's "ACL Presents: Americana Music Festival"Emmylou Harris and Jessica Lea Mayfield are among the artists who will be showcased on the PBS special ACL Presents: Americana Music Festival, along with Robert Plant, Gregg Allman, Alison Krauss, The Avett Brothers, and others, airing on Austin City Limits this Saturday, November 19, on PBS stations across the United States. The hour-long special was filmed live at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville on October 13, during the sold-out Americana Music Association's Honors and Award Show, at which Mayfield was nominated for New/Emerging Artist of the Year.
Hosted by Jim Lauderdale, with the Americana All-Star Band led by frequent Emmylou Harris collaborator Buddy Miller, the show runs the Americana gamet, beginning with the opening of "I'll Fly Away," a tribute to the O Brother Where Art Thou? soundtrack, featuring Harris and Alison Krauss. Jessica Lea Mayfield joins the All-Star Band for a performance of her song "For Today," of which you can catch a sneak peek in the video below.
ACL Presents is music programming created by, or in association with, KLRU, the producers of Austin City Limits (ACL). ACL Presents programming includes television specials, live events, web series and recorded music presentations and is made in the spirit and standards of the legendary PBS series Austin City Limits, the longest-running live music series in television history. Randy Newman made his ACL TV debut in last week's episode, on which he performed for the show's full hour. You can watch the complete episode until December 10 at video.pbs.org.
To pick up a copy of Jessica Lea Mayfield's Nonesuch debut album, Tell Me, and Emmylou Harris's latest Nonesuch release, Hard Bargain, head to the Nonesuch Store now, where CD and vinyl orders include high-quality, 320 kbps MP3s at checkout.
Watch the preview of Mayfield's performance in the video below. For more information on and to find out where ACL Presents: Americana Music Festival is airing near you, head to austincitylimits.org.