Now that it’s 2016, Austin City Limits is showing no signs of slowing down. For the New Year, the historic concert series has recruited still more stellar artists for their line-up, including Elmore darling, Shakey Graves. This episode was dubbed the “songwriters special,” featuring Shakey Graves alongside another indie powerhouse, Ryan Adams.
Each taking over the stage for half of the performance, Grammy Nominee Adams went deep into fan favorites, including tracks from his 2000 solo debut, Heartbreaker, and 2002’s Demolition.
Below, you can exclusively check out a clip from the evening that didn’t make the special, but is a barn-stomper none the less. With his signature suitcase kick drum and a proper Texas ten-gallon, Alejandro Rose-Garcia, better known by his stage name Shakey Graves, is in fine form for his hometown show. Garcia was recently dubbed the Best Emerging Artist at 2015’s Americana Music Awards, and watching this clip of “Built To Roam,” it’s no mystery why. He cuts a handsome figure, with a rich, sweet gravel to his voice, and seems to relish in the audience’s rapture.
Part of Season 41, the episode will premiere on PBS Stations this Saturday, January 16th at 8pm CT/9pm ET.
Check out “Built To Roam” below.