One of the many things that made tonight’s show so special was conductor David Campbell and the Austin Symphony. At one point David, Dad and the Symphony had the audience in tears as they witnessed a purely spiritual version of “Healing Hands of Time”.
Nearly 40 years ago we were at the taping of the very first Austin City Limits with Willie Nelson and Family. At that time we rounded up all our friends and family, told them when and where to go for their free tickets to the taping of a great new show that was going to help send Austin to the music history books. The whole town wanted to be there, but with only a couple hundred seats, that was impossible.
Tonight we rounded up all our friends and family to again be a part of Austin music history. The whole town wanted to be there, but with only two thousand tickets, that was impossible. What is possible though, is to see it later on PBS. Set your recorders because you will want to replay this concert over and over again.