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AMA fest airs on PBS

Tuesday, November 8, 2011 – Robert Plant, Emmylou Harris, Gregg Allman, Alison Krauss, The Avett Brothers and The Civil Wars will appear on "ACL Presents: Americana Music Festival," airing starting Nov. 19 on PBS stations nationwide (check local listings).

The hour-long special was filmed live at the Ryman Auditorium on Oct. 13, during the sold-out Americana Music Association's Honors and Awards and features special performances.

Hosted by Jim Lauderdale, with an all-star house band led by 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 a finale spotlighting the legendary Allman. In between are performances by Lauderdale, Miller, Plant and The Band of Joy, Candi Staton, The Avett Brothers, Lucinda Williams, The Civil Wars, Elizabeth Cook, Justin Townes Earle, Jessica Lea Mayfield, and Amos Lee. 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.

Songs on the show will include:

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

Gregg Allman / Melissa

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