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27th season

Austin City Limits is America's favorite place to see roots music from blues to rock, swing to country. The series broadcasts in a timeslot determined by your local PBS station. Check local listings.

Showing this week on most stations (check local listings):

Shawn Colvin with Special Guests (June 1, 2002) Special guests Alison Krauss, Lyle Lovett and Bruce Hornsby join Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Shawn Colvin. Highlights include "One Small Year," "Sunny Came Home" and a duet with Krauss on "Shotgun Down the Avalanche."

Here's what else you'll see this season:

Photo: Merle HaggardMerle Haggard followed by The Derailers (June 8, 2002) Merle Haggard is one of country music's most enduring icons. Haggard performs "Milk Photo: The DerailersCow Blues" and "Ain't No Ridin' Bareback Anymore." The Derailers have been creating their original brand of music since the early '90s. Highlights from the Austin quintet's performance include "She Left Me Cold" and "Play Me the Waltz of the Angels."

Photo: Widespread PanicWidespread Panic (June 15, 2002) Georgia jam band Widespread Panic is one of the biggest draws on the international concert circuit. Highlights include "Travelin' Light," "Dying Man" and "Porch Song."

Photo: David GrayDavid Gray followed by Dar Williams (June 22, 2002) David Gray combines techno beats with folk lyric and guitar to produce a style all his own. Photo: Dar WilliamsHighlights include "Faster Sooner Now" and "Babylon." Dar Williams crafts tunes that resonate with passion and integrity. The folk-rock singer-songwriter performs "Are You Out There?" and "I Won't Be Your Yoko Ono."

Photo: Tom WaitsClassic: Tom Waits (June 29, 2002) First broadcast in 1979, New York singer-songwriter Tom Waits performance has become one of the most requested shows. The raspy-voiced iconoclast performs "Bullets," "On the Nickel," "Romeo Is Bleeding" and more.

Photo: Brooks & DunnBrooks & Dunn (July 6, 2002) Nashville's chart-topping duo, Brooks & Dunn, dazzle fans with 10 years of their biggest hits during this hour-long performance. Highlights include the rockin' "Hard Workin' Man" and the smash-hit "Boot Scootin' Boogie."

Photo: Patty LovelessPatty Loveless followed by Del McCoury Band (July 13, 2002) Country star Patty Loveless is among the most respected artists in her field. Standouts of her bluegrass-influenced performance include "Never Leave Harlan Alive" Photo: Del McCoury Bandand "Man of Constant Sorrow." Traditional bluegrass performers the Del McCoury Band epitomizes the "high lonesome" sound. The quartet performs "All Aboard," "Nashville Cats" and more.

Photo: Shemekia CopelandShemekia Copeland followed by Jimmie Vaughan (July 20, 2002) Shemekia Copeland is the first young female blues sensation to emerge in a generation. Her performance features "2 A.M.," a 2001 W.C. Handy Award winner.Photo: Jimmie Vaughan Texas blues guitar-slinger Jimmie Vaughan incorporates an array of influences into his own unique sound. Lou Ann Barton joins him for "Sugar Coated Love."

Photo: The String Cheese IncidentThe String Cheese Incident (July 27, 2002) The String Cheese Incident mix rock, jazz, bluegrass, dance and more into a freewheeling, spontaneous groove. Highlights of the Colorado-based quintet's performance include the organ-flavored funk of "Lost" and the spicy "Latinissmo."

Photo: Richard ThompsonRichard Thompson followed by Eliza Gilkyson (Aug. 3, 2002) Renowned for insightful songs about loners and losers, folk-rock legend Richard Thompson is the unofficial master of romantic fatalism. Highlights include "Persuasion" and "Crawl Back." Photo: Eliza GilkysonEliza Gilkyson's thought-provoking songs and enchanting voice have put her at the top of the Southwest's folk scene. Highlights include "Hard Times in Babylon" and "Beauty Way."

Photo: Mary Chapin CarpenterMary Chapin Carpenter followed by Nanci Griffith (Aug. 10, 2002) Revered for her finely crafted songs, Mary Chapin Carpenter deals with universal themes Photo: Nanci Griffithin ways that illuminate and entertain. Highlights includes the serene "Swept Away" and the uplifting "The Long Way Home." Nanci Griffith, dubbed "the Queen of Folkabilly," is considered one of music's finest singer-songwriters. Her set includes "Midnight in Missoula" and "Traveling Through This Part of You."

Photo: Delbert McClintonDelbert McClinton followed by Asleep at the Wheel (Aug. 17, 2002) Delbert McClinton's brand of "Texas Roadhouse Blues" has become his universal signature. Highlights of the Fort WorthPhoto: Ray Benson of Asleep at the Wheel native's set include "Livin' It Down" and "Somebody To Love." Asleep at the Wheel carries the torch for western swing bringing a new generation of fans out onto the dance floor. The Austin-based band performs "Big Ball's in Cowtown" and more.

Photo: Brad PaisleyBrad Paisley followed by Sara Evans (Aug. 24, 2002) Multi-talented Brad Paisley is fast becoming a country music favorite. The Country Music Association multi-award winner performs "Two People Fell In Love" and "Munster Rag." Photo: Sara EvansSara Evans comes to Austin City Limits as her career straddles the line between promising artist-on-the-rise and full-fledged country superstar. Highlights include "No Place That Far" and "Born to Fly."

Photo: Robert Earl KeenRobert Earl Keen followed by Charlie Robison (Aug. 31, 2002) Texas tunesmith Robert Earl Keen's artistry is marked by a quality of rebelliousness that doesn't quite mix with country Photo: Charlie Robisonmusic's mainstream. Highlights include "Not a Drop of Rain" and "Walking Cane." Charlie Robison, another Lone Star State rebel, is now face-to-face with full-fledged stardom. Highlights include "Desperate Times" and "Wedding Song" featuring Kelly Willis.

Photo: John HammondJohn Hammond followed by Blue Rodeo (Sept. 7, 2002) Known for his impeccable traditional blues stylings, John Hammond turns his attention to iconoclast Tom Waits' songs. Photo: Singer with Blue RodeoHighlights include "Fannin Street," "Buzz Fedderjohn" and "Big Black Mariah." Canadian alt-country band Blue Rodeo has had major success at home and a cult following in America for decades. The roots-rock sextet perform "The Days in Between," "Bullet Proof" and more.

David Byrne
(Sept. 14, 2002) Groundbreaking artist David Byrne, formerly of the Talking Heads, has a musical style marked by bold innovation and musical exploration. Highlights include "Nothing But Flowers," "The Great Intoxication" and "Life During Wartime."

Photo: Natalie MerchantNatalie Merchant followed by Eric Taylor (Sept. 21, 2002) After success with 10,000 Maniacs, Natalie Merchant Photo: Eric Taylorcontinues her solo career with adventurous songs that are passionate, shimmering and soulful. Highlights include "Just Can't Last," "Put the Law on You" and "This House is on Fire." Nanci Griffith calls Eric Taylor "the Willliam Faulkner of songwriting." The Texas tunesmith performs "Walkin' Back Home" and "Where I Lead Me."

Photo: Buena Vista Social ClubBuena Vista Social Club presents: The Ibrahim Ferrer Orchestra featuring Ruben Gonzalez (Sept. 28, 2002) Cuban salsa legend Ibrahim Ferrer, one of the Latin world's finest vocalists, performs the exhilarating music of his homeland. Highlights include "Chancullo," featuring Ruben Gonzalez at the piano and "El Cuarto de Tula" which showcases the Orchestra's horn section.

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