Austin City Limits present Nick Lowe/ The Swell Season: Glen Hansard & Marketa Irglova
On the next Austin City Limits, British songwriting legend Nick Lowe surveys his 30-plus-year catalog with classics and new tunes. Oscar-winning Glen Hansard (from the Irish band, The Frames) and Marketa Irglova (classically trained Czech pianist and vocalist), aka the Swell Season, perform cuts from the soundtrack of their movie Once. Austin City Limits presents Nick Lowe/The Swell Season: Glen Hansard & Marketa Irglova, airing Saturday, January 31 at 12 midnight on WXXI-TV 21 (cable 11) and WXXI-HD (cable 1011 and DT 21.1).
Austin City Limits (ACL) has done what no other television series has done in the history of American television. Inspired by the music scene that continues to thrive in Austin, Texas, the show has, for 33 years, presented viewing audiences with live concerts from many of the world's most acclaimed, accomplished and pioneering talent. And while other televised concert shows have come and gone ACL has consistently provided musical artists the platform of a nationally televised performance, in an intimate concert setting, with a straightforward production style. This format is what enables ACL to attract such a stellar lineup of performers year after year.