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American Epic, Episode 1, The Big Bang
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directed by Bernard MacMahon, fl. 2017; produced by Duke Erikson, 1951-, Bernard MacMahon, fl. 2017 and Allison McGourty, 1964-, British Broadcasting Corporation, Wildwood Enterprises and Thirteen Productions, in American Epic, Episode 1 (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 2017), 57 mins
THE BIG BANG: In the Roaring 20s, music scouts with cutting-edge recording technology set out across America to capture the unsung voices of everyday folk. This is the Big Bang of modern popular music–the first time America hears itself.
directed by Bernard MacMahon, fl. 2017; produced by Duke Erikson, 1951-, Bernard MacMahon, fl. 2017 and Allison McGourty, 1964-, British Broadcasting Corporation, Wildwood Enterprises and Thirteen Productions, in American Epic, Episode 1 (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 2017), 57 mins
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American Epic, Episode 2, Blood and Soil
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directed by Bernard MacMahon, fl. 2017; produced by Bernard MacMahon, fl. 2017, Allison McGourty, 1964-, Duke Erikson, 1951-, William Morgan, fl. 2017, Bill Holderman, fl. 2013 and Adam Block, fl. 2017, British Broadcasting Corporation, Wildwood Enterprises and Thirteen Productions, in American Epic, Episode 2 (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 2017), 57 mins
BLOOD & SOIL: America’s poor–cotton field slaves, mine workers, sharecroppers–find freedom through music, creating gospel, protest songs, and Delta Blues.
directed by Bernard MacMahon, fl. 2017; produced by Bernard MacMahon, fl. 2017, Allison McGourty, 1964-, Duke Erikson, 1951-, William Morgan, fl. 2017, Bill Holderman, fl. 2013 and Adam Block, fl. 2017, British Broadcasting Corporation, Wildwood Enterprises and Thirteen Productions, in American Epic, Episode 2 (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 2017), 57 mins
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American Epic, Episode 3, Out of the Many, the One
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directed by Bernard MacMahon, fl. 2017; produced by Bernard MacMahon, fl. 2017, Allison McGourty, 1964-, Duke Erikson, 1951-, William Morgan, fl. 2017, Bill Holderman, fl. 2013 and Adam Block, fl. 2017, British Broadcasting Corporation, Wildwood Enterprises and Thirteen Productions, in American Epic, Episode 3 (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 2017), 1 hour 27 mins
OUT OF THE MANY, THE ONE: Exotic cultures spanning America are captured on record for the first time–inventing new instruments and new cultural identities as disparate voices harmonize in a musical melting pot.
directed by Bernard MacMahon, fl. 2017; produced by Bernard MacMahon, fl. 2017, Allison McGourty, 1964-, Duke Erikson, 1951-, William Morgan, fl. 2017, Bill Holderman, fl. 2013 and Adam Block, fl. 2017, British Broadcasting Corporation, Wildwood Enterprises and Thirteen Productions, in American Epic, Episode 3 (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 2017), 1 hour 27 mins
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American Epic, Episode 4, The American Epic Sessions
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directed by Bernard MacMahon, fl. 2017; produced by Bernard MacMahon, fl. 2017, Allison McGourty, 1964-, Duke Erikson, 1951-, Bill Holderman, fl. 2013 and Adam Block, fl. 2017, British Broadcasting Corporation, Wildwood Enterprises and Thirteen Productions, in American Epic, Episode 4 (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 2017), 1 hour 57 mins
THE AMERICAN EPIC SESSIONS: Jack White and T Bone Burnett produce an epic recording session using the only working 1920s recording device in existence in this tribute to the artists celebrated in the documentary.
directed by Bernard MacMahon, fl. 2017; produced by Bernard MacMahon, fl. 2017, Allison McGourty, 1964-, Duke Erikson, 1951-, Bill Holderman, fl. 2013 and Adam Block, fl. 2017, British Broadcasting Corporation, Wildwood Enterprises and Thirteen Productions, in American Epic, Episode 4 (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 2017), 1 hour 57 mins
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