The next season of the long-running PBS live-music show Austin City Limits starts in October, and its first episode will give us this year’s Hall Of Fame induction show. The show will have tributes to people like Townes Van Zandt and Loretta Lynn. Roots-music star Jason Isbell, who just released the excellent album Something More Than Free, appears on the show to honor Guy Clark, the veteran country/folk singer-songwriter. On the show, Isbell covers “Desperadoes Waiting For A Train,” a song that Clark wrote for Jerry Jeff Walker in 1973. The song has been covered a number of times over the years, most notably by outlaw-country supergroup the Highwaymen, who turned it into a synthy country hit in 1985. Isbell turns it into a lovely solo-acoustic lament. Rolling Stone shared the video; watch it below.
The new season of Austin City Limits kicks off 10/3 with the Hall Of Fame episode.