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American Epic: Part 4 - The Sessions

Series telling the stories of the pioneers of American roots music. The machine that introduced the sounds of America to its people has been lovingly reassembled and now, in the heart of Hollywood, in a perfect recreation of the atmosphere and conditions of America's first ever recording studios, today's music superstars roll the epic on. Elton John, Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard, Alabama Shakes, Jack White, Nas, Ana Gabriel, Beck, Los Lobos and Steve Martin are among the artists who test their skills against the demands of the recording machine that literally made American music. There are no edits, no overdubs and no retakes, and the disc only allows for three minutes of recording time.

  • Originally Aired June 9, 2017
  • Runtime 120 minutes
  • Production Code b08t9yvk
  • Network BBC Four
  • On Other Sites IMDB Official Website
  • Notes Is a season finale
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Name Type Role
Allison McGourty Writer
Bernard MacMahon Writer
Duke Erikson Writer
Jack White Guest Star
Nas Guest Star
Brittany Howard Guest Star
Willie Nelson Guest Star
Merle Haggard Guest Star
Zac Cockrell Guest Star
Alabama Shakes Guest Star
Ana Gabriel Guest Star
Heath Fogg Guest Star
Los Lobos Guest Star
Beck Guest Star
Steve Johnson Guest Star
Elton John Guest Star
Steve Martin Guest Star
Bernard MacMahon Director