Travel the country in search of unknown 1920s artists, when the music of ordinary Americans was recorded for the first time, transforming music forever, in a three-part film narrated by Robert Redford, featuring Jack White, Nas, Taj Mahal and others.
NARRATOR: It was the first time America heard itself.
JACK WHITE: We were extremely lucky in the 1920s and 30s that rural artists were recorded that would have never been recorded.
NARRATOR: From Hawaiian melodies and Appalachian hymns to Tejano ballads and the deep Delta blues, this is where today's music came from.
NAS: This started a long time ago.
This started with America.