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Dwight Yoakam: Live in Austin, Tx

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This week's Live In Texas feature is Dwight Yoakam: Live in Austin, Tx. This performance was back in 1988, when Dwight was just starting out in
his mid twenties. Definitively one of the best that Austin City Limits has a chance to showcase! Join us on KBEC at 7pm, Thursday February 13 to hear the entire album!

Despite Dwight Yoakam's renown as a dynamic live performer and the reputation of the Austin City Limits series for bringing out the best in the artists it presents, this 1988 performance (also available on DVD) is surprisingly low-key. Featuring the fiddle of Scott Joss and the guitar of bandleader Pete Anderson, the band is in fine form throughout, but the pacing tends more toward mid-tempo melancholy ("1,000 Miles," "Always Late with Your Kisses," "I Sang Dixie") than the harder-edged honky-tonk that is Yoakam's strength. As special treats for the Austin crowd, Buck Owens and conjunto accordion kingpin Flaco Jimenez join Yoakam on "Streets of Bakerfield," while the cover of Elvis Presley's "Little Sister" gets a live-wire surge from Anderson's guitar.

Track Listing

1. Guitars, Cadillacs
2. Smoke Along The Track
3. What I Don't Know
4. Home Of The Blues
5. 1,000 Miles
6. Please, Please Baby
7. Little Ways
8. Honky Tonk Man
9. Streets Of Bakersfield
10. Buenas Noches From A Lonely Room (She Wore Red Dresses)
11. Always Late With Your Kisses
12. Little Sister
13. I Sang Dixie
14. This Drinking Will Kill Me