Hosted by Jim Lauderdale with musical direction from all star band leader Buddy Miller, the program is stacked with memorable collaborations from Booker T.’s timeless masterpiece “Green Onions,” to the finale on The Band classic “The Weight,” played in tribute to the late Levon Helm, opened by Levon’s daughter Amy Helm and Levon Helm Band members Larry Campbell and Teresa Williams. They were joined by the full house band and guest vocalists Raitt, John Hiatt, Emmylou Harris and Brittany Howard from Alabama Shakes trading off on vocals.
The program was presented by Nissan and Tennessee Tourism and produced by Martin Fischer and Edie Hoback of High Five Entertainment and Jed Hilly, Michelle Aquilato, Holly Lowman and Courtney Gregg for the Americana Music Association.
The announcement comes on the eve of what the Public Broadcast Service (PBS) is calling Americana Music Weekend, November 22-23, which features an edited version of the 2013 Honors & Awards in a special Austin City Limits presentation titled ACL Presents: Americana Music Festival 2013 and the PBS Arts Special Nashville 2.0: The Rise of Americana (check you local listings for details).
View 2012's Booker T Jones “Green Onions” below
View 2012's “The Weight” tribute to Levon Helm...
View 2013's Finale, "Leaving Louisiana in the Broad Daylight" here...
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