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Pearl Jam Twenty

Guitarist Mike McCready

Watch archival footage of Pearl Jam guitarist Mike McCready solo “Nothing As It Seems” on stage as Eddie Vedder sing his praises in the narration in this clip from Pearl Jam Twenty. American Masters Pearl Jam Twenty premieres nationwide Friday, October 21, 2011 at 9 p.m. on PBS (check local listings) as part of the […]

Muddy Waters: Can’t Be Satisfied

Can’t Be Satisfied

by Robert Gordon Muddy Waters is, in many ways, the archetypal bluesman. He was raised as a sharecropper in the Mississippi Delta, where he learned to play an acoustic guitar. He went to Chicago in 1943, and the band he assembled established the electric blues sound. Over the next three and a half-decades, his band […]

Muddy Waters: Can’t Be Satisfied

Filmmaker Interview – Robert Gordon and Morgan Neville

Filmmakers Robert Gordon and Morgan Neville were kind enough to answer some questions about their film. Q: What first got you interested in doing a film of Muddy Waters? Robert Gordon: I was writing Muddy’s biography for Little, Brown and, in order to get closer to Muddy, I began hunting up film and video performances […]

Hank Williams: Honky Tonk Blues

About Hank Williams

By: Colin Escott More than fifty years after his death, Hank Williams ranks among the most powerfully iconic figures in American music. Iconic to the point that man and myth are inextricably entwined. He set the agenda for contemporary country songcraft and sang his songs with such believability that we feel privy to his world, […]

Hank Williams: Honky Tonk Blues

Filmmaker Interview – Morgan Neville

WITH DIRECTOR MORGAN NEVILLE What got you interested in this project? What drew you to Hank Williams? Everything about Hank Williams interests me. His music, his life. His death. His impact. It’s the kind of subject that one hopes to find. Although there is a cottage industry in books about Williams, there has never been […]

Hank Williams: Honky Tonk Blues

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Muddy Waters: Can’t Be Satisfied

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Paul Simon: Born at The Right Time

About Paul Simon

“I believe that we are all connected on this very basic emotional level by music — by rhythm and harmony. But how can we begin to communicate if we don’t use a wider vocabulary? If we don’t speak in someone else’s language, then how can they hear you? So, I’m someone who speaks ‘broken music.’” […]