Americana

AMERICAN EPIC
Part 2 of 3: Blood + Soil

AMERICAN EPIC: Part 2 of 3: Blood + Soil

 

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.

 

Part 2 of 3: Blood + Soil
In America’s rural South, Elder Burch, Charley Patton and others recorded early Delta blues, gospel and protest songs. The Great Flood of 1927 forced those from Mississippi River communities to migrate north, spurring the development of the Chicago blues, led by Howlin’ Wolf.

 

AMERICAN EPIC
Part 1 of 3: The Big Bang

 

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.

 

Part 1 of 3: The Big Bang
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.