The Arts

PBS Arts from the Blue Ridge Mountains: Give Me the Banjo

Special | 1h 21m 10s

Narrated by Steve Martin, "Give Me the Banjo" is a musical odyssey through 300 years of American history and culture by way of the banjo. Guided by modern banjo masters such as Earl Scruggs, Pete Seeger, Bela Fleck, Taj Mahal, Mike Seeger, and Abigail Washburn, "Give Me The Banjo" explores American music from minstrelsy, ragtime and early jazz to blues, folk, and bluegrass.

Aired: 11/04/11

Expired: 11/05/12

Rating: NR

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