ROBERT PLANT, LUCINDA WILLIAMS, GREGG ALLMAN
AMOS LEE, THE AVETT BROTHERS, THE CIVIL WARS
& MORE FEATURED IN ONE HOUR SPECIAL
Dear Americana Music Lover,
Beginning November 19 on PBS Stations nationwide (check local listings), Americana's best will shine in the national spotlight during a special ACL Presents: Americana Music Festival, presented by Nissan. Robert Plant, Emmylou Harris, Gregg Allman, Alison Krauss, Justin Townes Earle, Amos Lee, The Avett Brothers and The Civil Wars are just a few of the artists appearing on the program. Called "the best awards show in the world" by Paste Magazine, the hour long special was filmed live at the Ryman Auditorium on October 13th, 2011 during the sold-out Americana Music Association's Honors and Awards and features special performances from the genres' established and rising stars.
Let's spread the word about this gem of an Americana program. Please tweet link or post it to facebook. It contains cool clips, photos and more information about the special. Those of you who were there at the Ryman know how incredibly special the evening was. By letting more people know about the show and our genre we can strengthen our mission of growing and supporting Americana Music Worldwide.
In addition to the ACL website, you may view more clips from the program at the new Americanafest YouTube site. Pick your favorite clip and share it with your friends!
Hosted by Jim Lauderdale, with an all-star house band led by Americana favorite Buddy Miller, the show runs the gamut of Americana music. It opens with a moving performance of "I'll Fly Away," in tribute to the 10th anniversary of the O' Brother, Where Art Thou? soundtrack, with Harris, Krauss and others, and closes with an uplifting finale spotlighting the legendary Allman. In between are performances by Lauderdale, Earle, Lee, Miller, Plant and The Band of Joy, Candi Staton, The Avett Brothers, Lucinda Williams, The Civil Wars, Elizabeth Cook and Jessica Lea Mayfield. Most are backed by Miller's ace sidemen, featuring Don Was, Greg Leisz, the McCrary Sisters, along with John Deaderick and brothers Cody and Luther Dickinson of the North Mississippi Allstars.
The program, described by Emmylou Harris as "the shining star of Nashville and music everywhere," was filmed by High Five Entertainment and co-produced by its president Martin Fischer and Austin City Limits Executive Producer Terry Lickona.
- Emmylou Harris Alison Krauss Buddy Miller, Jerry Douglas and Don Was /I'll Fly Away, "O'Brother" Tribute Performance
- The Avett Brothers / The Once And Future Carpenter
- Lucinda Williams / Blessed
- Amos Lee / Cup of Sorrow
- Elizabeth Cook / El Camino
- The Civil Wars / Barton Hollow
- Justin Townes Earle / Harlem River Blues
- Jessica Lea Mayfield / For Today
- Buddy Miller / Gasoline And Matches
- Candi Staton / Heart On A String
- Jim Lauderdale / Life By Numbers
- Robert Plant / Monkey