Steve Earle took to the Austin Ventures stage Saturday evening — all denim, beard and hat — to challenge the reverb-heavy sounds of Bassnectar on the stage next door. It felt familiar, kind of like an ACL 2011 scheduling misstep that had an acoustic Gillian Welch playing at the same time as (and on…Continue
Posted on October 17, 2012 at 9:30pm — 18 Comments
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Longstanding mistress of rock and blues, Bonnie Raitt returned to the Austin City Limitsstage on Wednesday night for her first appearance on the show in over a decade.
In its 38-year history, Raitt has only graced the famed stage twice: first in 1984 and again…Continue
Posted on July 1, 2012 at 8:00am — 1 Comment
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Hayes Carll’s trajectory has followed a rough and tumble country road. If you ran across the troubadour half a decade ago, chances are it was in the form of one of his poetic anthems on one of Austin's signature stages. In recent years, Carll’s towering figure has left the small listening rooms behind to grace…Continue
Posted on June 25, 2012 at 2:30pm — 1 Comment
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