by Various

AMERICAN EPIC, a film series produced by Allison McGourty, Duke Erikson and Director Bernard MacMahon, explores the pivotal recording journeys at the height of the Roaring Twenties, when music scouts armed with cutting-edge recording technology captured the breadth of American music and discovered the artists that would shape our world.

AMERICAN EPIC: THE SESSSIONS features Jack White, Elton John, Nas, Alabama Shakes, Willie Nelson and more revisiting these historical songs. These sessions were recorded on a restored recording machine from the period. Powered by a pulley and weight, it is the only recording system of this kind left in the world!


Alabama Shakes - Killer Diller Blues
Nas - On the Road Again
Blind Boy Paxton - Candy Man
Elton John and Jack White - 2 Fingers of Whiskey
Steve Martin and Edie Brickell - The Coo Coo Bird
Ashley Monroe - Like a Rose
Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard - The Only Man Wilder than Me
Jack White - Matrimonial Intentions
Rhiannon Giddens - One Hour Mama
Ana Gabriel - Mal Hombre
Los Lobos - El Cascabel
The Avett Brothers - Closer Walk with Thee
Beck - Fourteen Rivers, Fourteen Floods

Bettye LaVette - Nobody's Dirty Business
Pokey LaFarge - St. Louis Blues
Taj Mahal - High Water Everywhere, Part 2
Nas - One Mic
Rhiannon Giddens - Pretty Saro
Ashley Monroe and The Americans - Jubilee
Lost Bayou Ramblers - Tous les Matins
Bettye LaVette - When I Woke Up this Morning
Frank Fairfield - If the River was Whiskey
Raphael Saadiq - Stealin' Stealin'
The Avett Brothers - Jordan am a Hard Road to Travel
The Americans - Sail Away Ladies
The Hawaiians - Tomi Tomi
Christine Pizzuti - Last Kind Words
Stephen Stills - Come On In My Kitchen
Jack White - Mama's Angel Child
Pokey LaFarge - Josephine
The Hawaiians - Hilo Hanakahi
Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard - Old Fashioned Love