AMERICAN EPIC
The Big Bang

Air date: Sat., Sept. 2, 9:00 pm

 

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.

 

The series begins in 1920s Tennessee with two acts from the Appalachian Mountains. The Carter Family was integral in laying the foundation for country music, while the music of the Memphis Jug Band stems from the blues and made way for R&B.

 

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