Haggard followed by The
Derailers (June 8, 2002) Merle Haggard is one
of country music's most enduring icons. Haggard performs
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
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."
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. Highlights
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."
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.
& 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."
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" and
"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.
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.
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."
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."
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." Eliza
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
Chapin Carpenter followed by Nanci
Griffith (Aug. 10, 2002) Revered for her finely
crafted songs, Mary Chapin Carpenter deals with universal
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."
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 Worth
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.
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." Sara
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."
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 music'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.
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. Highlights
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.
(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."
Merchant followed by Eric
Taylor (Sept. 21, 2002) After success with 10,000
Maniacs, Natalie Merchant continues
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."
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