Airdate: American Epic

New PBS series American Epic will screen on Foxtel Arts early next month.

The three episode factual details how ordinary people in America were given the opportunity to make records for the first time.

It aired in the US earlier this year and was nominated for an Emmy.

Narrated by Robert Redford, this series melds space, time and technology to reveal the raw roots of American music.

Tracing the odyssey of the first recording teams, from the gritty streets of Memphis to the Texas plains and the islands of Hawaii, American Epic captures the breathtaking variety and excitement of their discoveries.

Starring: the Carter Family, Memphis Jug Band, Elder J.E. Burch, the Williamson Brothers and Curry, Dick Justice, Charley Patton, Hopi Indian Chanters, Joseph Kekuku, Lydia Mendoza, the Breaux Family, Mississippi John Hurt, and Blind Willie Johnson.

The series is written by Bernard MacMahon & Allison McGourty & Duke Erikson and William Morgan.

Thursdays from November 2 at 7.30pm on Foxtel Arts.

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