Weekend music picks: Lizzo dance party, remembering Uncle Walt’s Band and more

Friday: Lizzo at Emo’s. Do not go to this show. Unless you want to shake your body silly while screaming at the top of your lungs as your heart expands with such joy you feel like your chest might explode. The sassy rapper/singer sounds “Good As Hell” on tape, but seeing her perform live with her body-positive Big Girl dance crew is a next level feel-good experience, one that absolutely should not be missed. Doja Cat opens. $18. 8 p.m. doors. 2015 E. Riverside Drive. emosaustin.com. — D.S.S.

READ/WATCH: Interview with Lizzo at ACL Fest 2016

Saturday: That Carolina Sound at Cactus Cafe. If you don’t know the band name, you might well know the participants, especially if you were a fan of the Austin/Carolina country-jazz trio Uncle Walt’s Band. The sole surviving member, David Ball, teams with Austin violinist Warren Hood — son of Uncle Walt’s Band fiddler Champ Hood — and Warren’s cousin Marshall for a night that promises to bring back fond memories of the late, great Walter Hyatt. Ball also will play many songs from his solo career, adapted to the acoustic trio style. Oh, and about that name? It came from Lyle Lovett, one of Uncle Walt’s Band’s biggest fans, who once described this music that influenced him so much as “That Carolina Sound.” $20-$25. 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. 2247 Guadalupe St. cactuscafe.org. — P.B.

Saturday: Emerge: Austin’s Annual Graffiti Art Show at the Gatsby. Few people have done more to support real hip-hop culture in Austin over the last two decades than Russell Manley a.k.a. DJ Notion of MusicNMind productions. This family-friendly event, a co-production with Art Seen Alliance, spotlights the work of graffiti artists from around the state. It also features rhymes from Wu-Tang’s Killah Priest, Crew 54 and Anastasia and includes Notion himself, Gensu Dean and more on the wheels of steel. $5. 6 p.m. 708 E. Sixth St. facebook.com/musicnmind. — D.S.S.

Sunday: Jackie Venson at Antone’s. Elements of rock, soul, blues, pop and more wind through the danceable grooves of “Transcends,” the new five-song release from the fast-rising local singer-songwriter and guitarist. She’s inclined toward socially conscious lyrics, as on “Fight,” in which she vows to “open my eyes and fight the good fight.” It’s been a big year for Venson, who spent quite a bit of time on the road opening for Gary Clark Jr. The $20 admission price includes a copy of the EP. 6:30 p.m. (Stay late for Miss Lavelle White & Guy Forsyth; 8:30 p.m., $7.) 305 E. Fifth St. antonesnightclub.com. — P.B.

Sarah Jarosz returns to Austin for a show at the Paramount on Friday, Nov. 3. Contributed/Scott Simontacchi





Shinyribs is bustin’ out all over at ‘Austin City Limits’ taping

Kevin Russell of Shinyribs with the Riblets dancers taping “Austin City Limits” at ACL Live on Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017. Scott Newton/KLRU-TV/Austin City Limits

From the soul-roots and swamp-pop sounds of his songs to the mostly neighboring-states tour dates he’s booked, Kevin Russell has been inclined to keep Shinyribs primarily a regional band. All that might’ve just blown up on Sunday night when the band made its “Austin City Limits” debut at ACL Live.

The nationally televised PBS show, which long ago outgrew its regional focus but still makes an effort to work at least one or two local acts into each season’s mix, hit the bullseye this year with the selection of Shinyribs. Russell’s eight-piece outfit proved more than ready for prime time in a 15-song roof-raising party that may well lead to increased demand for the band from audiences nationwide and beyond.

Russell had played the program before, with his former band the Gourds during the program’s 32nd season just over a decade ago. He was more of a country-folk-rocker with that group, but when Shinyribs began taking shape in Russell’s head not long after that Gourds taping, his vision was of an even more genre-defying band that would also turn the heat up on performance theatrics.

RELATED: How Shinyribs grew from little band that could to big band that is

With four Shinyribs albums now under his belt, Russell had no shortage of material to pull from in this TV coming-out party (which was livestreamed on ACL’s YouTube channel). Five songs came from this year’s “I Got Your Medicine,” topped by the late-set highlight “I Gave Up All I Had,” which found Russell living out the song’s title, pleading off-mic directly into the cameras and finally collapsing onstage at the end.

But he also reached back for four tunes from the 2010 debut “Well After Awhile,” including that record’s very first song, “Who Built the Moon.” It came with a prefatory dedication to the late George Reiff, the bassist and producer who helped get Shinyribs off the ground. “To me, he hung the moon,” Russell said.

Three songs from 2013’s “Gulf Coast Museum” and two from 2015’s “Okra Candy” helped to fill out the set, along with a brilliant reworking of David Bowie’s “Golden Years” that they’ve been performing since Bowie’s death last year. (Russell is something of a master interpreter; remember that he was responsible for the Gourds’ string-band romp through Snoop Dogg’s “Gin & Juice” that became an early-internet viral sensation.)

Flanked at stage front on his right by the Tijuana Trainwreck Horns — Tiger Anaya on trumpet and Mark Wilson on sax and flute — and on his left by Shiny Soul Sisters singers Alice Spencer and Kelley Mickwee, Russell made smooth moves with his feet and his ukulele all night long, decked out in a snazzy purple suit with green shirt and hat. Every few songs, he got a boost from the Riblets — Amberlee Cantrell, Angie Johnson and Carly Bell — who danced and mimed along with him, much to the capacity crowd’s delight.

In the back, bassist Jeff Brown, drummer Keith Langford and keyboardist Winfield Cheek made sure the music was as lively as the stage antics were up front. And when the band broke into the fan-favorite “Poor People’s Store” at the end of the main set, the standing-room revelers on the floor started up a conga line without even needing Russell to lead them. Eventually he clambered offstage and joined them, mid-line, with a couple of Riblets eventually ending up down there too.

So what do you do for an encore after all that? Perhaps you could put on a glittery silver full-length robe with colorful flashing lights. After Russell introduced the band on the slow-paced, drawn-out “Sweet Potato,” the Riblets returned to drape him in that cape-de-grace, underneath which he wielded an electric guitar and wailed to his heart’s content on the first-album cut “East Texas Rust.”

“You don’t have to tour nationally,” Russell told me of his Shinyribs philosophy earlier this year. “And, you know, I’m 50 years old. I’m not going to be a pop star. You never know; it could happen, but I’m not going to actively chase that. If it comes to me, that’s fine.”

Kevin Russell of Shinyribs taping “Austin City Limits” at ACL Live on Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017. Scott Newton/KLRU-TV/Austin City Limits


John Fogerty’s blasts from the past follow Armadillo-themed bash at All ATX show

John Fogerty performs during the All ATX concert at Auditorium Shores on Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017. NICK WAGNER / AMERICAN-STATESMAN

Even as the top-billed performer for an outdoor concert at Auditorium Shores, there was no mistaking that classic rocker John Fogerty was sharing the limelight Sunday with a very big armadillo-shaped shadow.

That was by intent, partially, since the latest fundraising concert from the All ATX music advocacy group was billed as “Back To The Armadillo” and aimed at those who treasure the memories of the long-gone Armadillo World Headquarters concert venue. It was tough to escape the venue’s legacy in the lead-up to Fogerty’s show-closing set, with performers and a series of video tributes evoking memories of the birth of Austin as a musical hotbed.

PHOTOS: More than 60 pictures from the All ATX concert at Auditorium Shores

That meant a younger artist like Shakey Graves, perhaps Austin’s strongest stylistic decendent of the “cosmic cowboy” scene, made things a bit uneasy during some between-song banter about how he appreciates what Austin has become — before offering that “it’s not the building, but the people in it” that make a club special.

Shakey Graves performs during the All ATX concert at Auditorium Shores on Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017. NICK WAGNER / AMERICAN-STATESMAN

More historically telling was the video of a 1993 speech by former governor Ann Richards, touting the Armadillo and its owner Eddie Wilson for their role in making Austin and artists such as Willie Nelson world-famous.

READ MORE: Eddie Wilson writes the definitive history of Armadillo World Headquarters

The living links to “the Dillo” were alive and well during short sets by “Armadillo All Stars” Michael Martin Murphey, Gary P. Nunn and Shawn Sahm, son of Texas music legend Doug Sahm. They revived classics such as “London Homesick Blues” (yes, the “home with the armadillo” song) and “Cosmic Cowboy” that either name-checked or evoked vivid memories of the club where country, blues, rock ’n’ roll and other styles happily mixed together.

That dynamic made for something of a disconnect when the spotlight fell on Fogerty, an artist with no direct link to the venue but whose swamp-rock canon would’ve fit in well there. The schism didn’t detract from Fogerty’s performance, with the roughly 4,000 concertgoers quickly and easily shifting into sing-along mode for a string of hits from his former band Creedence Clearwater Revival that were crisp and punchy throughout a 60-minute set.

It was frankly surprising to see Fogerty, 72, acting and playing with the vitality of someone perhaps 25 years younger. He jogged around the stage as he leaned into hits such as “Proud Mary” and “Bad Moon Rising” with his bandmates, his voice never wavering or having to change registers.

A pair of long jams on “Keep On Chooglin’” and a reworked version of “Lodi” let Fogerty give some attention to his accompanying guitarist and son, Shane Fogerty. And a nice treat for those paying attention: During “Centerfield,” the singer slipped in a mention of Houston Astros hero Jose Altuve on the same night the second baseman wound up hitting a crucial home run in a World Series game.

The Peterson Brothers perform during the All ATX concert at Auditorium Shores on Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017. NICK WAGNER / AMERICAN-STATESMAN

The concert began at 4 p.m. with mini-sets of one to four songs each by 10 Austin acts who are featured on the new All ATX “Back to the Armadillo” compiliation CD, which was being sold at the show. Proceeds from both the concert and the disc go to four Austin organizations working toward affordability issues for Austin artists: Health Alliance for Austin Musicians, the SIMS Foundation, Black Fret and the Austin Music Foundation.

READ MORE: All AT goes ‘Back to the Armadillo’ for its annual fundraising concert

Everyone on the CD covered a song by an artist who performed at the Armadillo, and many made some surprising choices. Atmospheric rock band My Jerusalem pushed Guy Clark’s “L.A. Freeway” into uncharted dirge-like territory, with Amy Nelson of Folk Uke sitting in. Country couple Kelly Willis & Bruce Robison put a roots-folk spin on Steely Dan’s classic-rock nugget “Dirty Work,” dedicating the song to the late Walter Becker. Another recently departed Armadillo alum, Leon Russell, received a beautiful salute from Jack Ingram with a hushed, heartfelt version of “A Song for You.”

Power-pop band Fastball played its two biggest hits, “The Way” and “Out of My Head” — which, along with Murphey’s dazzling performance later of his 1975 smash “Wildfire,” meant this audience may have gotten to hear the highest-charting pop songs ever to come out of Austin from someone other than Christopher Cross. But Fastball’s most intriguing turn was its cut off of the CD, deep-blues turn on their fellow Texas trio ZZ Top’s “Tush.”

Also performing early were the father-son team of Jon Dee & William Harries Graham, sibling blues belters the Peterson Brothers, electronica duo Night Drive, blues rocker Eric Tessmer with guest vocalist James Robinson and pop-rock singer Jane Ellen Bryant.

Jane Ellen Bryant performs during the All ATX concert at Auditorium Shores on Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017. NICK WAGNER / AMERICAN-STATESMAN

Longtime local latin-jazz ensemble Beto & the Fairlanes kicked off the brilliantly sunny and mild afternoon with a four-song set that rekindled memories of the band’s many performances at the Armadillo in the 1970s. KUTX’s Jody Denberg, who recalled memories of great nights at the Armadillo with Frank Zappa, Talking Heads and Van Morrison, kept things rolling throughout the six-hour show with informative details about the performers and the Armadillo-era songs they performed.

Gary P. Nunn performs during the All ATX concert at Auditorium Shores on Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017. NICK WAGNER / AMERICAN-STATESMAN

This week’s music picks: Lotus’ 3D Halloween, Puerto Rico benefit and more

Monday: The War and Treaty at Mohawk indoor. You know how you occasionally hear about some major musical talent who once played on a Monday night at a small club in your town, before their career went into the stratosphere? This is one of those nights. Michael Trotter and Tanya Blount-Trotter, who record as the War and Treaty and recently released their debut EP “Down to the River,” might be the most powerful thing to hit soulful Americana music since the Staple Singers. $10. 8 p.m. doors. 912 Red River St. mohawkaustin.com. — P.B.

Tuesday: Flying Lotus in 3D at Emo’s. It’s Halloween night. Will this show be strange? Oh certainly, pushing the boundaries of electronic composition is what he does. Will it be spooky? His last album was called “You’re Dead.” Is it a good place to dress up and pretend you’re going on some sort of an interstellar journey to a mystical otherworld? The best. Seven Davis Jr. and Pbdy open. $30-$35. 8 p.m. doors. 2015 E. Riverside Drive. emosaustin.com. — D.S.S.

Thursday: Amine, Towkio at Emo’s. With his hooky love song “Caroline” building heat, the Ethiopian-American rapper from Portland drew solid crowds at South by Southwest 2017, where his energetic performances lived up to the hype. Over the summer he dropped his debut album “Good For You,” XXL magazine tagged him as part of this year’s rap freshman class and now he has new ditty “Spice Girl” burning up the charts. If you want to catch him on the come up, the moment is now. $22. Towkio from Chance the Rapper’s Savemoney crew opens. 7 p.m. doors. 2015 E. Riverside Drive. emosaustin.com. — D.S.S.

Thursday: “Una Noche Para Puerto Rico” benefit at Empire. Earlier this year, Brownout released a new EP “Over the Covers.” It was their first release of original material since 2012, and the title was a tongue and cheek way of saying the Black Sabbath cover project, Brown Sabbath, that dominated the Austin’s Latin funk powerhouse’s work for the last few years, was taking a break. But hold the “Electric Funeral,” the (helping) “Hand of Doom” is back to celebrate the Day of the Dead while raising money for hurricane ravaged Puerto Rico. Holy Wave and Annabelle Chairlegs will also perform. $20 suggested donation. 7 p.m. doors. 606 E. Seventh St. empireatx.com. — D.S.S.

LCD Soundsystem plays a Halloween show at Austin360 Amphitheater on Tuesday. JAY JANNER / AMERICAN-STATESMAN 2016






  • Ween at Stubb’s outdoor (sold out)
  • TxSU Showcase with Jack Ingram, Jon Randall, Liz Rose & more at Saxon Pub
  • Hudson Moore, Kimberly Dunn at 3Ten
  • Moving Units at Hotel Vegas
  • Mike Dillon Band with Claude Coleman Jr. at Mohawk indoor
  • Ray Prim at Winflo
  • Jaimee Harris, Danny Click at Cactus Cafe
  • Monte Warden & the Dangerous Few at Continental Gallery
  • Carson McHone at White Horse
  • Chris Cornell tribute benefiting SIMS Foundation at One-2-One Bar

On The Record: Matt Hubbard, Cory Williams


Matt Hubbard, “Nobody’s Fault But Mine.” Hubbard, a keyboardist whose trio plays most Wednesdays at South Congress nightclub C-Boy’s, recorded most of these songs in his home studio for a lovely purpose. “My dad was sick in the hospital earlier this year and asked me to record some songs that I play at my hometown church in Michigan,” Hubbard explains. Bassist Brad Houser (with whom Hubbard plays occasionally in Edie Brickell & New Bohemians) and ace Austin drummer Chris Searles accompany him on seven public-domain tunes, with additional contributions from guitarists Adam Ahrens and Josh Perdue. It’s as charming and unassuming a record as its motive might suggest; there’s no pretense here, as Hubbard’s understated vocal delivery and relatively minimal arrangements let the songs shine. At the end is a ringer of a bonus track: “Lift Me Up,” a Hubbard original that fits well within the record’s theme, was recorded in 2003 at Willie Nelson’s studio in Spicewood and features a chorus of backing vocalists that includes Willie himself. Playing every Wednesday in October at C-Boy’s. Here’s the title track:

Cory Williams, “What’s the Going Rate” EP. The follow-up to Williams’ 2015 sophomore album “Lean Against The Moon” features four well-produced songs that display his talent for emotionally charged folk-rock songcraft. Release show Oct. 28 at Saxon Pub. Here’s a live version of the opening track, “Lover”:


  • NOV. 1: Brian Pounds, “Southern Writer,” release show Nov. 16 at Cactus Cafe.
  • NOV. 3: Drew Kennedy, “At Home in the Big Lonesome,” playing Dec. 12 at Gruene Hall.
  • NOV. 9: Poly Action, “Baby’s First Rock N’ Roll,” release show Nov. 9 at Hotel Vegas.
  • NOV. 17: Reveleros, self-titled, release show Nov. 17 at Good Shepherd on the Hill.
  • NOV. 18: Texas K.G.B., “Welcome Home,” release show Nov. 18 at Mohawk indoor.
  • NOV. 22: Strahan & the Good Neighbors, “Twilight Drifter,” release show Nov. 22 at ABGB.
  • NOV. 24: Sour Notes, “Darkest Sour,” release show Nov. 24 at Hotel Vegas.

READ MORE: Check out recent Austin360 On The Record roundups

Weekend music picks: All ATX, Chicano Batman, Antone’s memorials and more

Friday: Clifford Antone Birthday Celebration at Antone’s. The founder of Austin’s most storied blues club would have been 68 on this day, and this year’s party is a two-show affair that focuses on many local women performers Antone championed over the decades. The first show benefits Housing Opportunities for Musicians and Entertainers, with performances by Marcia Ball, Shelley King, Carolyn Wonderland, Rosie Flores and more (7 p.m., $15-20). Stick around for a dynamite late double bill with Lou Ann Barton and the Sue Foley Band (10 p.m., $12-$15). 305 E. Fifth St. antonesnightclub.com. — P.B.

Saturday: Chicano Batman, Khruangbin at Emo’s. In the midst of the chaos and divisive madness of 2017, the L.A. four-piece Chicano Batman steps in with their latest release, “Freedom Is Free,” to achieve the impossible. Using a mixture of loopy funk grooves, lazy afternoon psychedelia and spirit-stirring, gospel harmonies, they somehow reignite the hopeful idealism of the summer of love. They are the retro-suited superheroes we need right now. Houston’s Khruangbin, who blend psych rock with ‘60s Thai funk, join the bill, along with opening act the Shacks. $20-$23. 7 p.m. doors. 2015 E. Riverside Drive. emosaustin.com. — D.S.S.

Sunday: All ATX “Back to the Armadillo” at Auditorium Shores. This annual fundraising concert moves outdoors for an afternoon and evening bash with rock legend John Fogerty of Creedence Clearwater Revival headlining. The rest of the bill is local-focused, with Shakey Graves, Jack Ingram and the Armadillo World Headquarters All-Stars featuring Michael Martin Murphey, Gary P. Nunn and Shawn Sahm, plus short sets from Fastball, Kelly Willis, My Jerusalem, the Peterson Brothers, Beto & the Fairlanes, Night Drive, Jon Dee Graham, Jane Ellen Bryant, Eric Tessmer and more. Proceeds benefit the Health Alliance for Austin Musicians, the SIMS Foundation, Black Fret and the Austin Music Foundation. $40-$100. 4 p.m. doors. 730 W. Riverside Drive. allatx.org. — P.B.

FULL STORY: All ATX goes ‘Back to the Armadillo’ for its annual fundraising concert

Sunday: Barry “Frosty” Smith memorial at Antone’s. Austin lost one of its best-ever drummers in April when Barry Smith, long known to his peers and fans simply as “Frosty,” died at 71. A fixture in the 1990s rock band Soulhat, Frosty was much-sought-after as both a session and live player by most of the city’s top roots acts. Some of them will perform in his honor at this free 2 p.m. show, including Jimmie Vaughan, Mike Flanigin, Tex Thomas, Leeann Atherton and the Tommy Shannon Blues Band. Stick around later for Miss Lavelle White’s weekly residency (6:30 p.m., $5), plus a late show by Alligator Records guitarist Selwyn Birchwood of Tampa, Fla. (9:30 p.m., $10). 305 E. Fifth St. antonesnightclub.com. — P.B.


Halsey headlines a three-band bill at the Erwin Center on Friday, Oct. 27. JAY JANNER / AMERICAN-STATESMAN 2015




  • Mike Flanigin Trio with Jimmie Vaughan & George Rains at C-Boy’s



  • Reverend Horton Heat, Robert Gordon at Continental Club



ACL Hall of Fame show honors Roy Orbison, Rosanne Cash and the Neville Brothers

Elvis Costello, Chris Isaak and Trombone Shorty help the Neville Brothers celebrate their Austin City Limits Hall of Fame induction at ACL Live on Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017. Courtesy KLRU and Austin City Limits/Photos by Gary Miller

Accepting her entry into the Austin City Limits Hall of Fame, Rosanne Cash marveled about how she never would have believed, at age 25, that she could be included in the kind of ceremony that would also induct the likes of Roy Orbison and the Neville Brothers, the other honorees Wednesday during the TV show’s annual gala at ACL Live.

Back then, “most people were just looking through me to try to see my dad,” she said, alluding to her late father, Johnny Cash. Longing for a community of like-minded souls who cared deeply about music and accepted her on her own terms, Cash said that when she first appeared on the program in 1983 at age 28, she realized “Austin City Limits was that community. But they taught me how to make myself a member.”

Similarly grateful comments came from the Orbison and Neville families, who gathered in Austin for this fourth induction ceremony. Not a physical place but simply an honorary designation, ACL’s Hall of Fame first honored Willie Nelson and Stevie Ray Vaughan in 2014. Every year since, they’ve added a few more musicians who played a significant role in helping the 43-year-old show become the longest-running music television program ever.

READ MORE: Review of the 2016 Austin City Limits Hall of Fame ceremony

Orbison was honored first, with his sons Wesley, Alex and Roy Jr. — holding young Roy Orbison III in his arms — accepting on behalf of their father, just 52 when he died of a heart attack in 1988. The five-song musical salute that followed included top-notch vocalists Raul Malo and Brandi Carlile fronting an ace local house band led by Lloyd Maines.

Chris Isaak served as emcee for the Austin City Limits Hall of Fame show at ACL Live on Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017. Courtesy KLRU and Austin City Limits/Photos by Gary Miller

But it was emcee Chris Isaak who proved the finest Orbison interpreter in his turns on “Only the Lonely” and (with Carlile) “Dream Baby.” Those were the most auspicious moments of a great night for Isaak, who easily outshone previous Hall of Fame show emcees Matthew McConaughey, Dwight Yoakam and last year’s trainwreck team of Megan Mullally and Nick Offerman. Isaak downplayed his own role in the proceedings with self-deprecating jokes, but he struck a perfect balance between grace and humor throughout the three-hour show.

Cash’s segment followed Orbison’s, with Elvis Costello (a late add to the bill) and Neko Case performing a couple of her songs before Cash herself came out with guitar great Ry Cooder for two more tunes. Her husband, John Leventhal, joined the house band of local aces that included bandleader Lloyd Maines, guitarist David Grissom, keyboardist Chris Gage and the Robert Earl Keen Band rhythm section of bassist Bill Whitbeck and drummer Tom Van Schaik. Case and Costello returned for the obvious first-half finale of “Seven Year Ache,” Cash’s first chart-topping single and still her best-known song.

Ry Cooder, Rosanne Cash, John Leventhal and Elvis Costello at the Austin City Limits Hall of Fame Show at ACL Live on Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017. Courtesy KLRU and Austin City Limits/Photos by Gary Miller

After a half-hour intermission, the show took a somewhat unusual turn by honoring the first non-person in the Hall of Fame’s history — the 50-year anniversary of the Public Broadcasting Act, which was signed into law on Nov. 7, 1967 by President Lyndon B. Johnson. Paving the way for the PBS network and thereby Austin station KLRU and “Austin City Limits,” the legislation was a landmark. Johnson’s granddaughter Catherine Robb and the LBJ Foundation’s Amy Barbee spoke eloquently about the act’s impact on American life and culture for the past half-century.

ACL executive producer Terry Lickona also introduced a short but sweet tribute to the late Fats Domino, who died Wednesday at age 89. Domino appeared on “Austin City Limits” in 1987, and his performance of “Blueberry Hill” from that episode struck the right chord, moving many in the crowd to sing along.

It also provided a natural bridge to the evening’s final honoree, the Neville Brothers — who, like Domino, have long represented the finest music New Orleans has to offer. The Nevilles themselves continued the tribute to Domino by opening their extended set with Domino’s “Ain’t That a Shame,” bringing back Costello and welcoming New Orleans piano legend Dr. John onstage to trade off lead vocals on the tune.

Doing the honors for the Nevilles’ induction was Trombone Shorty, who’s known the family all his life and told a touching story about going on the road with them when he was 12 or 13 years old. He performed with them for most of the set as well, his joyous trombone blasts fitting like a glove into the Neville’s funky, soulful grooves.

None of the four original Neville Brothers were present. But keyboardist Ivan Neville, singer Aaron’s son, led the extended band of special guests and Neville offspring, along with core sidemen Brian Stoltz on guitar, Tony Hall on bass and Willie Green on drums, through nine songs that got ACL Live rockin’ after the show’s more singer-songwriter-oriented first half.

Costello, Malo, Carlile and Isaak all joined in on the uplifting finale “Down By the Riverside” and its pointed “ain’t gonna study war no more” chant, with streamers and confetti blasting into the crowd at the end to play up the faux-“New Year’s Eve” celebration. Lickona explained earlier that because highlights from the show will air as a one-hour PBS special on Dec. 31, they’d be playing up the year-end theme at times throughout the night.

Isaak, of course, didn’t miss a beat. As the confetti settled and the Nevilles and friends took a bow at the show’s end, he called out, “Happy New Year! And Happy Easter!”

RELATED: More “Austin City Limits” reviews and reports on Austin360

Note: This review was updated to correct the identity of a Neville Brothers band member.

‘Shake, Rattle and Roll’ your desktop with Fats Domino ‘Live From Austin, Texas’

Back in 1986, boogie-woogie piano man Fats Domino taped an episode of our city’s eponymous TV show ‘Austin City Limits’ in the show’s intimate original location, Studio 6A, on the University of Texas campus.

Courtesy of KLRU-TV/Austin City Limits. Photo by Scott Newton.

OBITUARY: Legendary blues musician Fats Domino dies at 89

As the show prepared to move from its hideaway to fancy new digs at ACL Live, then-Statesman music writer Michael Corcoran described the performance as his favorite ‘ACL’ taping.

“Nothing else has come close,” he wrote in 2010. “His band that night was led by the New Orleans legend Dave Bartholomew,  who wrote such classics as “Ain’t That a Shame” and “I’m Walking” for Mr. Domino and “I Hear You Knocking” for Smiley Lewis. I never thought I’d get the chance to see Fats Domino perform,  yet there he was,  so close that I could see his sweat hit the floor.”

Twenty years after the taping, in July of 2006, New West Records released the audio as a Fats Domino, “Live From Austin Texas” recording. While you can’t hear the sweat hitting the floor, the audio production is superb. It captures the dynamic energy that made Domino one of the all time greats in a rollicking performance loaded with classics like “I’m Walkin’,” “Blue Monday,” “Blueberry Hill” and “Walkin’ to New Orleans.”

The album is available to stream on Spotify. Go ahead and give it a spin and relive that night over 30 years ago when the blues legend gave Austin a real good “Shake Rattle & Roll.”

Elvis Costello, Dr. John added to ACL Hall of Fame show

Elvis Costello has been added to Wednesday’s Austin City Limits Hall of Fame concert lineup at ACL Live. Jay Janner/AMERICAN-STATESMAN 2009

Elvis Costello and Dr. John have been added to Wednesday’s lineup for the fourth annual Austin City Limits Hall of Fame induction ceremony, the long-running television show announced.

Costello was in town over the weekend to play a benefit concert for the new Musician Treatment Foundation at the Parmount Theatre. He’ll give the induction speech for Rosanne Cash and will be among the musical performers paying tribute to her, along with Neko Case and Ry Cooder.

Dr. John will take part in the tribute to inductees the Neville Brothers, which will include band members Ivan and Art Neville as well as fellow New Orleans musician Trombone Shorty.

This year’s posthumous inductee is Roy Orbison, with show emcee Chris Isaak doing the induction honors as well as performing along with Raul Malo and Brandi Carlile.

Limited tickets, $50-$300, are still available via acl-live.com. Like last year, the show will be taped for PBS broadcast on New Year’s Eve.

Old Settler’s Music Fest 2018 to feature Greensky Bluegrass, Railroad Earth, more

Roots music fave Old Settler’s Music Festival, has announced the first round of artists for their 2018 event. The fest will move to Tilmon, just outside Lockhart next year, and is scheduled for April 19-22, 2018.

Greensky Bluegrass will play OSMF in 2018. Ashley Landis for American-Statesman

OSMF will kick of Thursday night with a Grateful Ball,“a deadicated celebration” of the Grateful Dead’s music, featuring Travelin’ McCourys and Jeff Austin Band.

RELATED: Old Settler’s Music Festival files suit against new Driftwood Music Fest

Jeff Austin Band will also play a weekend set alongside Greensky Bluegrass, Railroad Earth and Donna the Buffalo. I’m With Her (the trio of Sara Watkins, Sarah Jarosz and Aoife O’Donovan), Balsam Range, We Banjo 3, Steve Poltz, Colter Wall, Calexico and Wimberley’s Ray Wylie Hubbard will also perform.

Sarah Jarosz will return to the OSMF with the trio I’m With Her. 2014 Tammy Perez/for American-Statesman

Austin artists on the lineup include psych-folk band The Deer, Grupo Fantasma player José Galeano’s side project, Galeano and Blues standouts the the Peterson Brothers.

Festival executive director Jean Spivey says the fest’s new site, a 145-acre tract of land with ample campground space will provide “an intimate, but more breathable atmosphere.” In addition to three stages of entertainment, the fest will feature kid-friendly attractions, an artists’ market, performance workshops and the youth competition, along with new additions like a variety of food trucks.

On Wednesday, the fest will release the first round of discounted “All-Aboard” tickets with camping and non-camping options, at prices they say are “rolled back to pre-2014 levels.” The fest has also added a new rate for teens. More info.