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Jack White recording in 'The American Epic Sessions.' Photo: ©2017 Lo-Max Records Ltd.

The Performers in 'The American Epic Sessions'

Daniel Hautzinger

In The American Epic Session you can see Taj Mahal, Jack White, Nas, Bettye LaVette, The Avett Brothers, Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard, and more record on equipment from the 1920s, with all its warmth and challenges. Meet some of the musicians here.
Bernard MacMahon interviewing Homesick James, Robert Lockwood Jr. and Honeyboy Edwards. Photo: ©2017 Lo-­‐Max Records Ltd.

A Love Letter to America: 'American Epic'

Daniel Hautzinger

American Epic "is musical to tell this story of what’s wonderful about America because music is perhaps America’s greatest gift to the world," says filmmaker Bernard MacMahon. 
Okeh engineers with the Western Electric recording machine, and director Bernard MacMahon and engineer Nicholas Bergh. Photos: Maida Vale Music (top); ©2017 Lo-­‐Max Records Ltd.(bottom)

America Hears Itself

Daniel Hautzinger

In the 1920s, homegrown American musicians recorded songs that became foundational in the development of American music, from country to blues to Cajun.The filmmaker of American Epic discusses those musicians and his documentary.
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