American Epic

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  • TV-14
  • 2017
  • 1 Season
  • 8.0  (195)

This documentary miniseries takes a look at a pivotal time in American music history, the 1920s. The film is part of a multimedia production that also included a collection of music albums and a book. The series first aired in the UK on the BBC and later in the United States on PBS.

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The American Epic Sessions
4. The American Epic Sessions
June 6, 2017
The American Epic team has reassembled the very first electrical sound recording system from the 1920s, and invited Jack White and T Bone Burnett to produce an album of recordings by twenty of today's greatest artists. In this beautifully filmed musical feature, these artists are given the chance to pass through the portal that brought the world into the modern era.
Out of the Many, the One
3. Out of the Many, the One
May 30, 2017
America's diverse cultures -- including the Hopi tribe, Hawaii's Joseph Kekuku, Mexican-American Lydia Mendoza and the Cajun Breaux Family -- contribute to its musical styles; Mississippi John Hurt's blues inspires musicians.
Blood and Soil
2. Blood and Soil
May 23, 2017
Charley Patton, Elder Burch and others record early Delta blues, gospel music and protest songs in the rural South.
The Big Bang
1. The Big Bang
May 16, 2017
The Carter Family, Jimmie Rodgers and the Memphis Jug Band make their first records on a portable electronic recording system, creating the first R&B songs and modern country music.
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This documentary miniseries takes a look at a pivotal time in American music history, the 1920s. The film is part of a multimedia production that also included a collection of music albums and a book. The series first aired in the UK on the BBC and later in the United States on PBS.

American Epic is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (4 episodes). The series first aired on May 16, 2017.

Where to Watch American Epic

American Epic is available for streaming on the PBS website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch American Epic on demand at Amazon, Vudu, Google Play and Apple TV.

  • Premiere Date
    May 16, 2017
  • IMDB Rating
    8.0  (195)