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