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Austin City Limits – Show 2105

  Program Information: Pam Tillis followed by a Guitar Pull with Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard, Iris DeMent and Freddie Powers Program 2105 PBS Premiere Date: 1996 Repeat Date: Please see TV Schedule. PBS Stations may carry this program at dates other than the national dates provided here. Please check your local listings for exact date and time in your area. Song List Record Dates Description Austin City Limits presented country music’s twice-acclaimed Female Vocalist of the year, Pam Tillis during…

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Austin City Limits – Show 2002

Program Information: Nanci Griffith followed by Iris DeMent Program 2002 PBS Premiere Date: 1995 Repeat Date: Rights Expired. Please see TV Schedule for upcoming programs. PBS Stations may carry programs at dates other than the national dates provided here. Please check your local listings for exact dates and times in your area. Song List Record Dates Description Austin City Limits presented two unique styles of folk music with Grammy Award-winner Nanci Griffith in her fourth Austin City Limits performance, followed…

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Two Backsliders – The Village Voice Aug. 9, 1994

  Robert Christgau The Village Voice, August 9, 1994 It is axiomatic that rock and roll, like so much American popular culture – including a countercultural tradition of communes and charismatics traceable to the Great Awakening – is rooted in evangelical Christianity. The plausible exaggeration that all its rhythms come out of the black church connects neatly to the guilt complexes of such sometime secularists as Little Richard, Sam Cooke, and Al Green. And if for some dumb reason the…

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The Belly Up Tavern, Solana Beach, CA August 23, 1993

SINGER-SONGWRITER BLAZED OWN QUIRKY PATH Karla Peterson, Arts Writer San Diego Union/Tribune August 19,1993 She has toured with Nanci Griffith, recorded with Emmylou Harris, and written sweet, sad songs that made John Prine weep into his pork chops. For an up-and-coming artist, singer-songwriter Iris DeMent has a surprising number of admirers in high places. But it took the granddaddy of them all to say the words this Arkansas original really needed to hear. “When I met my first famous person,…

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