Watch Jack White and Elton John reenact early American recordings in docs-series feature film American Epic Trailer
Premiered at Sundance, the 3 part documentary will air on May 16th, 23rd, 30th on PBS, the American Epic sessions will air June 6th and the soundtrack will arrive May 12th on Third Man Records
, Legacy Recordings and Columbia.
American Epic narrates a central change occurring in the music industry in the Twenties whereby record companies predicting that the radio was about to become a major force in the industry sent the first electronic recording devices around the country in order to find new artists and markets to record.
Jack White and Producer T Bone Burnett lead the American Epic Sessions which includes performances from artists such as Willie Nelson, Taj Mahal, Beck, Alabama Shakes and Elton John. The soundtrack will feature a mix of new recordings using a reassembled electronic recording rig from the original parts as well as original recordings from the twenties and thirties.