R&B

AUSTIN CITY LIMITS
Sam Smith, Anderson East

 

Relish an hour of blue-eyed soul with worldwide superstar Sam Smith and emerging singer-songwriter Anderson East. UK native Smith sings mega-hits and tunes from his sophomore album The Thrill of It All. Alabama soul/R&B singer East romps through songs from his acclaimed LP Encore.

 

 

 

THE KATE
Marc Broussard

 

The blue-eyed soul Louisiana native wows with his R&B-inflected voice and guitar, and ace New Orleans-style band. He plays his hits including “Home” and, from his new album, “Baton Rouge” and “Easy to Love,” the title track. Broussard gives an honest interview full of Bayou charm and family history.

 

 

70s Soul Superstars

 

Patti LaBelle hosts an historic reunion featuring The Commodores, The Chi-Lites, The Stylistics, Heatwave, The Trammps, The Emotions, The Manhattans and Yvonne Ellian.

 

 



AUSTIN CITY LIMITS
Gary Clark Jr. / Courtney Barnett

 

Gary Clark Jr.

 

Experience the contemporary R&B of Austin’s Gary Clark Jr. as he plays songs from his album The Story of Sonny Boy Slim.

 

 

Courtney Barnett

 

Australian singer/songwriter Courtney Barnett performs tunes from her album Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit.

 

 

AMERICAN EPIC
The Big Bang

 

Travel the country in search of unknown 1920s artists, when the music of ordinary Americans was recorded for the first time, transforming music forever, in a three-part film narrated by Robert Redford.

 

The series begins in 1920s Tennessee with two acts from the Appalachian Mountains. The Carter Family was integral in laying the foundation for country music, while the music of the Memphis Jug Band stems from the blues and made way for R&B.

 

AMERICAN EPIC
Blood and Soil

AMERICAN EPIC: Part 2 of 3: Blood + Soil

 

In America’s rural South, Elder Burch, Charley Patton and others recorded early Delta blues, gospel and protest songs. The Great Flood of 1927 forced those from Mississippi River communities to migrate north, spurring the development of the Chicago blues, led by Howlin’ Wolf.

 

Smokey Robinson: The Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song

 

Join host Samuel L. Jackson for an all-star tribute to singer and songwriter Smokey Robinson, the 2016 recipient of the Gershwin Prize, with a special appearance by Berry Gordy, founder of Motown. Among those appearing are CeeLo Green, JoJo, Ledisi, Tegan Marie, Kip Moore, Corinne Bailey Rae, Esperanza Spalding, The Tenors, Joe Walsh and BeBe Winans.

 

AUSTIN CITY LIMITS
Leon Bridges / Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats

 

Leon Bridges

 

Savor the old-fashioned soul of Leon Bridges and Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats. Fort Worth native Bridges channels an earlier era with songs from his debut LP Coming Home. Soulful Denver-based singer/songwriter Rateliff centers on the self-titled debut with his band The Night Sweats.

 

 

Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats

 

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