Arena: American Epic: The Sessions

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Arena: American Epic: The Sessions

Series 2017



Elton John, Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard, Alabama Shakes, Jack White, Nas, Ana Gabriel, Beck, Los Lobos and Steve Martin are among the modern 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. Despite these limitations, today's recordings for American Epic have one advantage - the freshly recorded sound is crystal clear and of an astonishing depth, transporting listeners vividly into the past - and the future. Narrated by Robert Redford.

Cast & Crew

Narrator Robert Redford
Contributor Elton John
Contributor Willie Nelson
Contributor Nas
Contributor Merle Haggard
Contributor Alabama Shakes
Contributor Jack Wite
Contributor Ana Gabriel
Contributor Beck
Contributor Los Lobos
Contributor Steve Martin
Director Bernard MacMahon
Editor Anthony Wall
Executive Producer T Bone Burnett
Executive Producer Robert Redford
Executive Producer Jack White
Producer Allison McGourty
Producer Duke Erikson
Producer Bernard MacMahon
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