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AUSTIN CITY LIMITS: The Steve Miller Band/Preservation Hall Jazz Band

The Steve Miller Band performs classic blues tunes as well as hits for AUSTIN CITY LIMITS.
Courtesy of Scott Newton/KLRU
The Steve Miller Band performs classic blues tunes as well as hits for AUSTIN CITY LIMITS.

Airs Friday, June 15, 2012 at 11 p.m. on KPBS TV

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.

"The Steve Miller Band/Preservation Hall Jazz Band" - In this episode, enjoy great American music with the Steve Miller Band and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band.

Lauded rock guitarist Steve Miller and his various partners-in-crime have been knocking around since the late 60s, leaving a string of indelible hits in their wake. Remember “Abracadabra?” “Fly Like An Eagle?” and “Space Cowboy?” Miller performs classic blues tunes as well as his hits.

The Preservation Hall Jazz Band presents classic New Orleans jazz with special guests the Del McCoury Band and Jim James of My Morning Jacket.

The Preservation Hall Jazz Band has been around even longer than Miller – the group’s genesis coincides with the founding of the Hall itself back in 1961, and the style of New Orleans jazz the band plays goes back even further than that.

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Preservation Hall Jazz Band and guests perform "I'll Fly Away"