This Saturday, January 21st on PBS Stations across the nation, Austin City Limits presents an extraordinary performance by Joanna Newsom! By which we mean an everyday, ordinary Joanna Newsom performance â€“ sheâ€™s always extraordinary! This will be Joannaâ€™s debut performance on Austin City Limits following appearances on other late night programs including Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, Jimmy Kimmel Live, and the Late Show with David Letterman. Finally, Joanna has a chance to play some of her longer songs for all the world to see – thank you, ACL!
Recorded and taped August 1, 2011 at ACL Live at The Moody Theater, the episode features The Milk-Eyed Menderâ€™s â€œBridges and Balloons,â€ and Have One On Meâ€™s â€œGood Intentions Paving Companyâ€ and title track, â€œHave One On Me.â€ As if Joanna on TV isnâ€™t enough, this ACL episode is coupled with a performance by Fleet Foxes making for one supreme hour of entertainment by two musical acts who are also the best of friends!
Watch a sneak peek of Joanna Newsom performing â€œBridges and Balloonsâ€ on Austin City Limits here:
Make sure to check your local listings and tune in to Austin City Limits January 21st.
What else has Joanna been up to in the past several months? Just before making her way to Austin for the ACL taping, she traveled to the great Northwest for a guest stint on â€œPortlandiaâ€ and an Under The Radar cover story interview with Robin Pecknold, took part in Vogueâ€™s CFDA Fashion Fund shoot, and lent her vocals to The Muppets Original Soundtrackâ€™s â€œThe Muppet Show Theme.â€
The â€œPortlandiaâ€ episode featuring Joanna airs Friday, February 17th. Be sure to tune into that too!