Jack White and The Avett Brothers Premiere Documentary 'American Epic'
Mon, 01 Feb 2016 12:48:40
Thursday night at Sundance, Jack White and The Avett Brothers premiered a preview of their six-hour documentary series American Epic. The series is set to be broadcast on PBS this fall. Rolling Stone reports that Jack White stated after the preview, "When you get back to Howlin' Wolf, Charley Patton, Robert Johnson – it basically begins there, and that's the best it ever was and the best it's ever going to be." Robert Redford and T Bone Burnett join White as executive producers for the series.
American Epic "recounts how early recording devices captured a variety of regional sounds for the first time — from Delta blues to Hawaiian, Cajun to folk — and established the foundation of what became modern popular music," Rolling Stone says. The Avett Brothers play a variety of classic American folk tunes in the series.
Earlier this year, three of Jack White's pre White Stripes bands, Two Star Tabernacle, The Go, and Jack White & the Bricks, were featured on the 27th installment of Third Man Records' The Vault series. The 3xLP box set is entitled Live at the Gold Dollar and features live recordings of Jack White's three aforementioned bands. Interested listeners will need to get a subscription to Third Man's Vault.
Watch the American Epic trailer:
Visit AmericanEpic.com for updates and more information as broadcast dates approach.
—The ARTISTdirect Staff
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