Season 1: Season 1

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.

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American Epic

Out of the Many, the One

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

Out of the Many, the One

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American Epic

Blood and Soil

Travel to rural America as Charley Patton and Elder Burch record early Delta blues.

Blood and Soil

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American Epic

The Big Bang

Travel to 1920s as the Carter Family and the Memphis Jug Band make their first records.

The Big Bang