Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Jack White, Robert Redford & T Bone Burnett Present 'American Epic'

This fall, PBS and BBC Arena will present a four-part documentary series called American Epic, which will be produced by Jack White, Robert Redford & T Bone Burnett. The series, directed by Bernard MacMahon, follows early A&R reps from labels as they scout out talent from the 1920's on and record musicians crafting demos to what would become gospel, rock, R&B, blues and folk.

The series also features Beck, Nas, Alabama Shakes, Merle Haggard, Elton John, Taj Mahal, Willie Nelson, Raphael Saadiq, the Avett Brothers, Los Lobos, Bettye LaVette, Steve Martin & Edie Brickell, and of course, Jack White, as they will perform the songs that were recorded.

Take a look at the trailer.