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Watch Wilco Establish Austin City Limits Showmance in 1999

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Austin City Limits executive producer Terry Lickona summed up the relationship between Wilco and the legendary television program best when he said, “When people ask what kind of music Austin City Limits stands for, there’s one band that sums it up better than any other – Wilco!” Wilco made their ACL debut in 1999 and have since been featured on the show a total of four times. Only Alison Krauss and Union Station and Lyle Lovett have appeared on ACL as much since 1999.

Today, we look back at the start of the Wilco/ACL showmance as a video featuring Wilco’s entire performance from August 16, 1999 has surfaced. Over the course of 70 minutes, only some of which was broadcast, Jeff Tweedy and Co. ran through the best material from 1995’s A.M., 1996’s Being There and 1999’s Summerteeth. This was during the creative peak of Tweedy’s relationship with multi-instrumentalist Jay Bennett who is featured throughout the episode. Take a look…

Wilco – Austin City Limits 1999

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