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American Epic

Blood and Soil

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Travel to the rural South as Elder Burch, Charley Patton and others record early Delta blues, gospel and protest songs. The Great Flood of 1927 devastates Mississippi River communities, leading to northern migration and Chicago Blues by Howlin’ Wolf.

Episodes of American Epic1

Video thumbnail: American Epic The American Epic Sessions

American Epic

The American Epic Sessions

Jack White and T Bone Burnett record top artists as they recreate America’s musical past.

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The American Epic Sessions

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American Epic

Sessions: Elton John and Jack White

Elton John and Jack White perform “Two Fingers of Whiskey”

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Sessions: Elton John and Jack White

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American Epic

John Hurt

Mississippi John Hurt

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John Hurt

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American Epic

Joseph Kekuku

Joseph Kekuku and the origin of the steel guitar

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Joseph Kekuku

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American Epic

1920’s Coal Miners strike

Bill Williamson recalls the 1920’s Coal Miners strike in Logan, West Virginia

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1920’s Coal Miners strike

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American Epic

Preview: Out of the Many, the One

Discover how America’s diverse cultures and Mississippi John Hurt transformed music.

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Preview: Out of the Many, the One

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American Epic

American Epic: Preview

Jack White and T Bone Burnett record top artists as they recreate America’s musical past.

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American Epic: Preview

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American Epic

American Epic: Preview

Travel the country in search of unknown 1920s artists who transformed American music.

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American Epic: Preview

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American Epic

Q&A with Taj Mahal and Producers

PBS talks with blues legend Taj Mahal and the producers of AMERICAN EPIC.

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Q&A with Taj Mahal and Producers

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