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AUSTIN CITY LIMITS: Willie Nelson And Asleep At The Wheel

Airs Friday, July 27, 2012 at 11 p.m. on KPBS TV

Above: AUSTIN CITY LIMITS veterans and country music legends Willie Nelson and Asleep at the Wheel join forces onstage in celebration of their collaborative LP, "Willie and the Wheel."

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.

Country music legend Willie Nelson performs on the AUSTIN CITY LIMITS stage.
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Above: Country music legend Willie Nelson performs on the AUSTIN CITY LIMITS stage.

AUSTIN CITY LIMITS veterans and country music legends Willie Nelson and Asleep at the Wheel join forces onstage in celebration of their collaborative LP, "Willie and the Wheel."
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Above: AUSTIN CITY LIMITS veterans and country music legends Willie Nelson and Asleep at the Wheel join forces onstage in celebration of their collaborative LP, "Willie and the Wheel."

"Willie Nelson & Asleep At The Wheel" - AUSTIN CITY LIMITS veterans and country music legends Willie Nelson and Asleep at the Wheel join forces onstage in celebration of their collaborative LP, "Willie and the Wheel."

Their set list includes "Whiskey River," "Funny How Time Slips Away/Crazy/Night Life," "Sweet Jenny Lee," "Hesitation Blues," "Right or Wrong," "Fan It," "Oh! You Pretty Woman," "Sitting on Top of the World," "Bring it on Down to My House," "Pancho & Lefty," "Always on My Mind" and "On the Road Again."

“Nelson sounds like an absolute natural in these environs,” The Washington Post wrote. “Asleep at the Wheel’s take on Western swing should be especially interesting to fans of early 20th-century American popular music. Their fidelity to the source material means that traces of jazz swing, ragtime and Dixieland are preserved as if in amber, sounding much as they did in the 30s and 40s.”

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

AUSTIN CITY LIMITS is on Facebook, and you can follow @acltv on Twitter. Willie Nelson is on Facebook, and you can follow @willienelson on Twitter. Asleep at the Wheel is on Facebook, and you can follow @AATW1969 on Twitter.

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Preview: Austin City Limits: Willie Nelson & Asleep At The Wheel

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Above: AUSTIN CITY LIMITS veterans and country music legends Willie Nelson and Asleep at the Wheel join forces onstage in celebration of their collaborative LP, "Willie and the Wheel."

Video

"Oh, You Pretty Woman" by Willie Nelson and Asleep at the Wheel

Above: Performed by Willie Nelson and Asleep at the Wheel on AUSTIN CITY LIMITS in 2009.

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Rutchinski | January 9, 2013 at 8:48 a.m. ― 1 year, 6 months ago

Even Bob Wills doesn't get better than this. Please make this Willie and the Wheel broadcast available on DVD for purchase. It is simply - THE BEST!

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