This Week from the Vault: Dermot Kennedy, Jamestown Revival, The Texas Gentleman, and More

ACL Radio from the Vault

From the Vault is an archive collection of past performances and interviews with your favorite artists and bands. Throw it back with Austin City Limits Radio every Thursday and relive some of the best moments from Dell Music Lounges, SXSW, and ACL Fest.


Dermot Kennedy “Young and Free” [LIVE SXSW 2018]

Dermot Kennedy left the crowd in awe with his performance at our Morning Broadcast during SXSW in 2018. Kennedy’s live rendition included his melodic tune, “Young and Free.” A year later, the Irish singer-songwriter released his debut studio album Without Fear.

Kennedy was set to tour this year, but like many other artists, had to reschedule shows due to coronavirus concerns. The musician substituted stage performances for some at-home shows for his fans during this time, including a remote festival with BBC Radio. The artist has voiced his support to the Black Lives Matter movement. “I’m taking the #ARTISTSFORBLACKLIVES pledge to show up for Black Americans. For the next week, I’ll be sharing a different Black-centered org that needs your help every day. I pledge to donate and to boost their visibility and I’m asking you to join me,” wrote Kennedy on Instagram.

Enjoy the throwback and be sure to give him a follow to keep up with his latest updates.


The Texas Gentlemen “Habbie Doobie” [LIVE ACL 2018]

The Texas Gentlemen performed this upbeat tune back in 2018 at Threadgill’s during ACL Fest. “Habbie Doobie” is featured in the band’s 2017 debut album TX Jelly. 2020 is a year of new music for the group. They’re set to release their sophomore album Floor It!!! on July 17, and have dropped two tracks off the new album. Listen to “Bare Minium” and “Ain’t Nothin’ New” below.


Frank Turner “Live & Let Die” [LIVE Music Lounge 2013]

Frank Turner joined Austin City Limits Radio for an intimate Dell Music Lounge performance back in 2013. The artist covered the Paul McCartney’s classic “Live and Let Die.” Be sure to check out the acoustic rendition.

Last year the artist released his eighth studio album titled No Man’s Land. Currently, Turner has participated in a few live streams while at home, including the Safe and Sound benefit concert, helping homeless youths in Los Angeles. Check it out below.

Joseph “White Flag” [LIVE ACL 2017]

This power trio hung out with us backstage at ACL Fest 2017. The three sisters continue to connect with fans online during this quarantine period by posting at-home performances. Check out their Tom Waits cover for the “Live from Home” series below.

Back in May, Joseph shared a clip of Billie Eilish’s Apple podcast with her dad called “me & dad radio” where the two are praising the trio’s song “Fighter.” The sisters were in disbelief when they heard what Eilish had to say about their influential track. “WE HAVE NO CHILL ABOUT THIS… Tears. THANK YOU to the AMAZING @billieeilish and your lovely dad @krondeutch for talking about Fighter in your podcast and all your kind words.” Listen to the clip below.


Jamestown Revival “Midnight Hour” [LIVE SXSW 2016]

Look back at the time Jamestown Revival performed “Midnight Hour” at Austin City Limits Radio’s Live Morning Broadcast during SXSW in 2016.

The duo recently recorded an acoustic performance of “Midnight Hour,” but they wanted to deliver the tune the way it sounded when they first wrote it, “a laid back cruiser.” Watch below.

Jamestown Revival have been giving fans a few guitar lessons on Instagram Live, giving guitar lovers a breakdown of their tunes. Be sure you follow them so you don’t miss out on their next tutorial, especially if you’re interested in covering one of their tracks.

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