Austin City Limits 2008-09 Season Announced


R.E.M., Foos, My
Morning Jacket, Gnarls Barkley and tons more.

By Blurt Staff



Season 34 of the revered Austin
City Limits
program broadcast each week on PBS has just been announced.
R.E.M. kicks things off on Oct. 4 — the band taped a session while at SXSW in
Austin this past March — with other high profile shows including My Morning
Jacket, sharon Jones & the Dap Kings, Gnarls Barkley, Foo Fighters and Manu
Chao. Of additional note is the Songwriters Special on Oct. 18 featuring Lyle
Lovett, Guy Clark, John Hiatt and Joe Ely.



The full schedule, with broadcast dates, is listed below.
You can also go to the official website at for more
details, archival footage, performance clips and extended interviews. It’s all
produced by Austin’s


In other AUSTIN CITY LIMITS news, the show’s longtime
producer Terry Lickona will receive the Jack Emerson Lifetime Achievement Award
for an Executive at the  Americana Music
Association’s 7th Annual Honors and Awards ceremony, slated for September 18 at
the historic Ryman Auditorium in Nashville.
The Americana Music Association is a professional trade organization whose
mission is to provide a forum for the advocacy of Americana music and to promote public
awareness of the genre to support the creative and economic viability of
professionals in this field






2008-09 Austin City Limits Broadcasts:



October 4 R. E. M.

October 11 Bettye LaVette / Pinetop Perkins

October 18 Lyle Lovett & Friends: Songwriters Special

with Lyle Lovett, Guy Clark, John Hiatt, & Joe Ely

October 25 Jakob Dylan / Carrie Rodriguez

November 1 My Morning Jacket

November 8 Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings / Carolyn

November 15 Aimee Mann / Iron and Wine

November 22 Erykah Badu

November 29 Coldplay (encore)

December 6 Norah Jones (encore)

December 13 Crowded House (encore)

December 20 Bloc Party / Ghostland Observatory (encore)

December 27 Wilco (encore)

January 3 Lucinda Williams / Old Crow Medicine Show (encore)

January 10 Paolo Nutini / Grupo Fantasma (encore)

January 17 Foo Fighters

January 24 Gnarls Barkley / Thievery Corporation

January 31 Manu Chao

February 7 Duffy / (TBA)

February 14 Nick Lowe / The Swell Season: Glen Hansard &
Marketa Irglova


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