Preview Bonnie Raitt and Mavis Staples’ Austin City Limits Episode

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What’s better than a intimate gig with a music legend? An intimate gig with two music legends sharing the stage.

Go behind the scenes of Bonnie Raitt and Mavis Staples’ episode of Austin City Limits, which airs tomorrow night on PBS. In the video, Raitt and Staples share vocals on “Will The Circle Be Unbroken,” in what may be the best version of the song we’ve ever heard.

During the show, they also tackle Randy Newman’s “Losing You,” which Staples dedicates their late fathers, musicians John Raitt and “Pops” Staples.

Upcoming ACL episodes include The Shins and Dr. Dog (10/27) Civil Wars and the Punch Brothers (11/3) and the Americana Music Festival (11/10), featuring performances by Carolina Chocolate Drops, Richard Thompson, Alabama Shakes, Lifetime Achievement Honoree Bonnie Raitt and more.

Raitt performs on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (NBC, Dec. 4) and The View (ABC, Dec. 5).

Behind the Scenes: Bonnie Raitt & Mavis Staples from Austin City Limits on Vimeo.


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