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TRACEY LAIRD - Austin City Limits: A History

Wednesday, October 1, 2014 - 7:00pm
603 N Lamar Blvd
78703-5413 Austin
Austin City Limits: A History Cover Image
ISBN: 9780199812417
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Oxford University Press, USA - October 2nd, 2014



Wednesday, October 1 at 7PM

BookPeople Presents

Acclaimed Author
Tracey Laird

speaking & signing
Austin City Limits: A History

Leading up to the first weekend of this year's ACL festival, we are excited to welcome Tracey Laird and her latest book, Austin City Limits: A History! Brush up on your knowledge of the longest running musical showcase in the history of television and one of the iconic events that makes Austin the world's capital for live music. Join us! 

About Austin City Limits: History
Austin City Limits--the longest running musical showcase in the history of television--is still captivating audiences forty years after its debut on the air. For decades it has defined popular roots music and indie rock-from Willie Nelson's legendary pilot show and his fourteen magical episodes running through the years to Season 35, to mythical performances of BB King and Stevie Ray Vaughn, to repeat appearances from Chet Atkins, Bonnie Raitt and Ray Charles, to recent shows with Mumford & Sons, Arcade Fire and The Decemberists. With unprecedented access behind the scenes at tapings of shows with the likes of Gillian Welch and David Rawlings, Mos Def, Wilco, and many more, author Tracey Laird tells the story of this landmark musical showcase whose history spans dramatic changes in the nature of television, the expansion of digital media, and the ways in which we experience music. Engagingly written and packed with anecdotes and insights from everyone from the show's producers and production staff to the musicians themselves, Austin City Limits: A History gives us the best seat in the house for this illuminating look at a singular presence in American popular music.

Tracey E. W. Laird
is Professor of Music and Chair at Agnes Scott College in Decatur, Georgia. She is the author of Louisiana Hayride: Radio and Roots Music Along the Red River and co-editor with Kip Lornell of Shreveport Sounds in Black and White.

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