Americana Music Honors 2012 to Air Next Week on Austin City Limits

Highlights from the 2012 Americana Music Association Honors and Awards will air next week on the PBS series Austin City Limits. While the air dates and times are different in each city, look for the show between November 10 and 16.
The show was recorded live on September 12 at the annual awards show at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville and includes performances by Bonnie Raitt with John Hiatt, Booker T. Jones, Alabama Shakes, The Mavericks, Richard Thompson, Carolina Chocolate Drops, Hayes Carll with Cary Ann Hearst, Guy Clark and Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit, and an all-star finale tribute to Levon Helm.

The broadcast opens with a rousing performance of the Booker T. and the MG's classic Green Onions, led by Booker T. Jones with house band members Don Was, Brady Blade and Rami Jaffee; accompanied by an illustrious band of guitar slingers including Larry Campbell, Richard Thompson, Buddy Miller, Kenny Vaughan and Darrell Scott. Highlights of the program include Bonnie Raitt and John Hiatt in a rousing duet of Thing Called Love, Guy Clark's poignant performance of his song My Favorite Picture of You and new Americana torchbearers Alabama Shakes tearing down the house with Be Mine. The annual Americana Honors and Awards ceremony, helmed by host Jim Lauderdale, and featuring an Americana all-star house band led by Buddy Miller, has been called the “best awards show in the world” by Paste Magazine.

An all-star finale pays tribute to legendary Americana trailblazer Levon Helm, with a moving performance of The Band classic The Weight. Led by Levon's daughter Amy Helm and his former Levon Helm Band-mates Teresa Williams and Larry Campbell, the trio are joined on the Ryman stage by guest vocalists Emmylou Harris, John Hiatt, Alabama Shakes frontwoman Brittany Howard and Bonnie Raitt trading verses in a truly unforgettable moment.

The performances:
  • Green Onions - Booker T. Jones & Friends
  • Alabama Pines - Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit
  • Come Unto Me - The Mavericks
  • Be Mine - Alabama Shakes
  • Country Girl - Carolina Chocolate Drops
  • I Love - Lee Ann Womack, Tom T. Hall and Peter Cooper
  • Another Like You - Hayes Carll and Cary Ann Hearst
  • I Lost My Job of Loving You - Buddy Miller and Jim Lauderdale
  • My Favorite Picture of You - Guy Clark
  • 1952 Vincent Black Lightning - Richard Thompson
  • Rattling Bones - Kasey Chambers and Shane Nicholson
  • Thing Called Love - Bonnie Raitt and John Hiatt
  • The Weight - All Star Finale

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