Raitt Will Tape ACL Kickoff

The Austin Chronicle reports that Bonnie Raitt and friends will tape the premiere episode of Austin City Limits’ 28th season May 16 at the newly expanded Austin Convention Center — a “rare move outside their own studios.” Ratdog with Bob Weir taped Wednesday (May 1), and Alison Krauss & Union Station featuring Jerry Douglas are scheduled Friday (May 3). Others on tap: the Flatlanders, June 21; Ralph Stanley and Norah Jones in August; Blind Boys of Alabama in September. 05/02/02