ABC/Nicole WilderJack White teams up with rapper Nas to deliver a hip-hop flavored interpretation of the 1920s Memphis Jug Band blues song “On the Road Again” in a clip from the upcoming American Epic documentary. You can watch the clip now via RollingStone.com.
Produced by White, T Bone Burnett and Robert Redford, American Epic explores the explosion of recordings of undiscovered talent from the Appalachians to the Mississippi Delta to Hawaii that first captured on record blues, country and gospel music. The three-part documentary premieres next Tuesday, May 16 on PBS.
American Epic will be accompanied by American Epic Sessions, a concert film featuring performances by White, Beck, Elton John and Alabama Shakes, among others. American Epic Sessions airs June 6 on PBS.
Along with the documentary and film, the 15-track American Epic: The Soundtrack and the 100-track, five-disc American Epic: The Collection will be released physically and digitally this Friday, May 12.
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