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Airs Friday, December 28, 2012 at 11 p.m. on KPBS TV

Credit: Courtesy of Scott Newton for KLRU

Above: Tom Waits performs in this classic AUSTIN CITY LIMITS episode from 1979.

AUSTIN CITY LIMITS continues its longstanding tradition of showcasing the best of original American music. Musical styles range from contemporary and traditional pop to rock, country, blues, bluegrass, Latin, folk, roots and more. All find a home on the AUSTIN CITY LIMITS stage. Recipient of a Peabody Award for 37 years of excellence.

Austin City Limits Archive

For the first time ever, you can now get access to your favorite ACL performances right on your iPad! The archive features some of the best ACL performances from the past 35 years, spanning more than a quarter century of influential artists with hundreds of clips from bands like Pearl Jam, Coldplay, and Willie Nelson.

"Tom Waits" - Tom Waits performs in this classic episode from 1979. The song list includes "Summertime/Burma Shave," "Annie's Back in Town/I Wish I Was in New Orleans," "A Sweet Little Bullet From a Pretty Blue Gun," "On the Nickel," "Romeo is Bleeding," "Silent Night/Christmas Card From a Hooker in Minneapolis" and "Small Change."

Visit to watch full AUSTIN CITY LIMITS episodes. New episodes are available the day after their broadcast premiere.

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Preview: Austin City Limits: Tom Waits

Tom Waits performs in this classic episode from 1979.

Tom Waits performs "Silent Night / Christmas Carol From a Hooker in Minneapolis"

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