Austin City Limits: A History

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Austin City Limits--the longest running musical showcase in the history of television--is still captivating audiences forty years after its debut on the air. For decades it has defined popular roots music and indie rock-from Willie Nelson's legendary pilot show and his fourteen magical episodes... Lire la suite

Austin City Limits--the longest running musical showcase in the history of television--is still captivating audiences forty years after its debut on the air. For decades it has defined popular roots music and indie rock-from Willie Nelson's legendary pilot show and his fourteen magical episodes running through the years to Season 35, to mythical performances of BB King and Stevie Ray Vaughn, to repeat appearances from Chet Atkins, Bonnie Raitt and Ray Charles, to recent shows with Mumford & Sons, Arcade Fire and The Decemberists. This is why country rocker Miranda Lambert-relatively unknown when she taped a show almost a decade ago-gushed to the studio audience, "Now I know I have arrived!" And this is the story Austin City Limits: A History tells.
With unprecedented access behind the scenes at tapings of shows with the likes of Gillian Welch and David Rawlings, Mos Def, Wilco, and many more, author Tracey Laird tells the story of this landmark musical showcase whose history spans dramatic changes in the nature of television, the expansion of digital media, and the ways in which we experience music. Beginning as a simple weekly broadcast, it is today a multifaceted "brand" in contemporary popular music, existing simultaneously as a program available for streaming, a presence on Twitter and other social media, a major music festival, and a state-of-the-art venue. Laird explores the ways in which the show's evolution has driven, and been driven by, both that of Austin as the "Live Music Capital of the World," and of U.S. public media as a major player in the dissemination and sponsorship of music and culture.
Engagingly written and packed with anecdotes and insights from everyone from the show's producers and production staff to the musicians themselves, Austin City Limits: A History gives us the best seat in the house for this illuminating look at a singular presence in American popular music.

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