Need a reason to stay in on Saturday night? We’ve got one. Well, at least we’ve got something tasty for your recorders to lap up while you’re out.
The venerable Austin City Limits, still one of the coolest contemporary music performance series on TV, will be presenting a pack of artists that lit up Lexington stages in recent weeks.
The first is Alejandro Escovedo, who played the Kentucky Theatre as recently as Tuesday. He will be offering a setlist pulled entirely from his recent Street Songs of Love and Real Animal albums with an expanded lineup of his Sensitive Boys band. Shoot, he’s even got two ladies singing backup. Better cook up a new band name for the night, Al.
The second will be Trombone Shorty, aka trombonist, trumpeter and soul pop sensation Troy Andrews. His outdoor concert on Sept. 26 was easily one of the highlights of the World Equestrian Games-related Spotlight Lexington festival. Andrews and his Orleans Avenue band will be joined briefly during the broadcast by keyboardist Ivan Neville, who played Buster’s as part of the WEG’s Alltech Fortnight Festival.
Austin City Limits will air in Lexington at 11 p.m. Saturday on KET-TV.