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Exclusive: Cassandra Wilson Stuns In A Gorgeous Clip From Her PBS Special

Cassandra Wilson by Scott Newton
Cassandra Wilson by Scott Newton

For their newest installment, premiering this Saturday, October 10th on PBS, Austin City Limits is truly outdoing itself as the reigning queen of jazz, Cassandra Wilson, takes on the legendary Billie Holiday.

Austin City Limits opened its 41st Season on October 3rd, and four decades strong, has an astounding line-up for the year ahead, including Don Henley, Gary Clark, Jr. and James Taylor. In an hour long celebration, Grammy award winner Wilson, who was voted “America’s Best Singer” by Time Magazine in 2003, will sing selections from her album Coming Forth by Day, which she released this past April. In Wilson’s first Austin City Limits appearance, she’ll perform with a stunning group of backing musicians, including an 8-piece string section, pianist John Cowherd and Kevin Breit on guitar.

In an exclusive Elmore preview of the show, watch a clip of Wilson performing her astounding rendition of “God Bless The Child” below.

Catch the amazing performance on PBS this Saturday at 8pmCT/9pmET, but if you miss it, don’t fret, because you can stream the episode for a limited time immediately after the broadcast here.

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