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(Media Update) Americana Goes National on Austin City Limits

Published on November 13, 2011 By Joe Pagetta

After being broadcast live here on NPT in October, an abridged hour-long version of the 2011 Americana Awards and Honors show from the Ryman Auditorium will air nationally as a special epsiode of Austin City Limits. ACL Presents: Americana Music Festival 2011 will air on NPT in Austin City Limits‘ regular Wednesday night timeslot, November […]

NPT Music Monthly November 2009

Published on November 2, 2009 By Joe Pagetta

It was 35 years ago when a self-described “rag tag bunch of long-haired hippie public television types” caught Willie Nelson on video camera and produced the very first episode of Austin City Limits. To celebrate the show’s anniversary and his new record, Nelson returns with Ray Benson and Asleep at the Wheel for a very […]

NPT Music Monthly September 2009

Published on August 28, 2009 By Joe Pagetta

For reasons both convoluted and fuzzy, I found myself in the East Village of Manhattan, in the area known as Alphabet City, on an early morning in July, 2003. I was there to find and take a photo of the tenement where former childhood actor Bobby Driscoll was found dead in 1968. Why I was […]

Dave Matthews Band Kicks Off 35th Season of Austin City Limits

Published on August 10, 2009 By Joe Pagetta

Dave Matthews Band will join Pearl Jam, M. Ward, Willie Nelson, Kenny Chesney, Andrew Bird and more this year on Austin City Limits as the venerable public television performance show celebrates 35 years. Dave Matthews Band will kick off the season on October 3, 2009 with hits and songs from its latest album Big Whiskey […]

PBS at SXSW

Published on March 12, 2009 By Joe Pagetta

The folks at PBS Engage will be at SXSW this weekend and into next, broadcasting interviews with “filmmakers, content creators and interactive visionaries,” direct to viewers on the PBS Engage site (pbs.org/engage). Among the slated guests are Alejandro Escovedo, David Kitchen and Austin City Limits producer Terry Lickona. The tentative schedule, according to the site, […]

The NPT Music Monthly January 2009

Published on January 2, 2009 By Joe Pagetta

The NPT Music Monthly for January ‘09 has been sent to subscribers and is up now on the wnpt.net news page. It’s the complete listing of all the music programming coming to NPT this month, including B.B. King, Counting Crows, Foo Fighters, Indina Menzel, Nick Lowe, Glen Hansard & Marketa Irglova and plenty more. Subscribe […]

Austin City Limits Fest Gives Boost to TV Show

Published on September 30, 2008 By Joe Pagetta

At the recent Americana Music Festival and Conference here in Nashville, I had the great pleasure of sitting on a Music on TV panel with Austin City Limits producer Terry Lickona and Yep Roc’s Records publicist James Bailey. Lickona was in town to receive the AMA’s Lifetime Achievement Award for an Executive. At the panel, […]

R.E.M. TO TAPE AUSTIN CITY LIMITS

Published on February 15, 2008 By Joe Pagetta

R.E.M. will make its first-ever appearance on the acclaimed long-running PBS show AUSTIN CITY LIMITS, which airs Saturday nights at 10:00 CT on NPT. The concert taping will take place on March 13 during this year’s annual SXSW Music Conference. It will also be the first taping of the 34th season of AUSTIN CITY LIMITS, […]

AUSTIN CITY LIMITS SCHEDULE CHANGES

Published on January 4, 2008 By Joe Pagetta

The NPT Austin City Limits schedule for January has changed a bit from previously published schedules. Here’s the updated dates and performers: Saturday, January 5: Crowded House Saturday, January 12: Kings of Leon / Roky Erickson Saturday, January 19: Coldplay (encore) Saturday, January 26: Brad Paisley / Dierks Bentley Austin City Limits airs at 10 […]