American Epic

Original Film Interviewees

American Epic

Premieres Tuesdays, May 16-30 at 9 p.m. on PBS (check local listings)

Original Film Interviewees

(in order of appearance)

 

Episode #101 “The Big Bang”

  • Dale Jett, grandson of A.P. and Sara Carter
  • Fern Salyer, niece of A.P. and Sara Carter
  • Michael Brooks, Sony Music archivist
  • Craig Raguse, grandson of Elmer Raguse
  • Jack White, musician
  • Ralph Peer II, CEO, peermusic
  • Taj Mahal, musician
  • Willie Nelson, musician
  • Honeyboy Edwards, musician
  • Charlie Musselwhite, musician
  • Nas, rapper

Episode #102 “Blood and Soil”

  • Bernard MacMahon, music expert, director
  • Ted Bradley, member of Elder Burch’s congregation
  • Donnie Chapman, Pastor, Triumph Church
  • Ernest Gillespie, Dizzy Gillespie’s cousin
  • Bill Williamson, son of Ervin Williamson of the Williamson Brothers & Curry
  • Eugene Justice, son of Dick Justice
  • Taj Mahal, musician
  • Kenny and Tracy Cannon, relatives of Charley Patton
  • William Lester, executive director of Dockery Farms Foundation
  • Honeyboy Edwards, musician
  • Homesick James, musician
  • Robert Lockwood Jr., musician

Episode #103 “Out of the Many, the One”

  • Elmer Joe Satala, Hopi Elder
  • Leigh Kuwanwisiwma, director of Hopi Cultural Preservation Office
  • AlyssaBeth K Archambault, descendant of Joseph Kekuku
  • Ka’iwa Meyer, niece of Joseph Kekuku
  • Taj Mahal, musician
  • Cyril Pahinui, Hawaiian musician
  • Roger Hernandez, grandson of Lydia Mendoza
  • Ann Hernandez-McKinney, granddaughter of Lydia Mendoza
  • Dick Spottswood, author, Ethnic Music on Records
  • Fernando Hernandez, son-in-law of Lydia Mendoza
  • Louis Michot, musician
  • Gary Breaux, Jimmy Breaux, Jerry Mouton, and Pat Breaux, descendants of the original Breaux Frères
  • Mary Frances Hurt, granddaughter of Mississippi John Hurt
  • Annie Cook, neighbor of Mississippi John Hurt
  • Larry Carver, resident of Avalon, Mississippi
  • Michael Brooks, Sony Music archivist
  • Timothy Ferris, Voyager Project, NASA

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