PBS To Air Retrospective Of Band Featuring Beaver Dam-Native

(Beaver Dam) America’s longest running music concert television show is featuring a band tonight with a musician from Beaver Dam. Austin City Limits is celebrating 50 years of performances from Asleep At The Wheel. Mark Malak, who went by the stage name Eddie Rivers, was the steel guitar player in the band for 15 years before his retirement in 2019. Malak will appear in a half dozen songs during this weekend’s new retrospective, including two songs with special guest Willie Nelson, another featuring Lyle Lovett and a song featuring the Avett Brothers and Vince Gill. Asleep at the Wheel appeared on the very first episode of Austin City Limits. This weekend’s program will be broadcast on both the Madison and Milwaukee PBS stations:

WMVS Channel 10.1 Milwaukee PBS 10pm Saturday, October 31

WPT Channel 21.2 Madison PBS Midnight Saturday, October 31

WHA Channel 21.1 Madison PBS 11pm Sunday, November 1

 

Listen to our interview with Mark Malak: