American Epic


American Epic

Series of documentaries narrated by Robert Redford, telling the stories of the pioneers of American roots music.


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Episodes List

Part 1: The Big Bang

1. Arena: American Epic, Part 1: The Big Bang

The 1920s saw record companies travel rural America to record the music of ordinary people

Part 2: Blood and Soil

2. Arena: American Epic, Part 2: Blood and Soil

The second episode explores gospel, the songs of the coal mines and the Delta blues.

Part 3: Out of the Many, the One

3. Arena: American Epic, Part 3: Out of the Many, the One

Exploring Hawaiian steel guitar music, Cajun music and Mississippi John Hurt's blues.