American Roots Music

  • 2001
  • TV Show
  • None

A four-part look at indigenous and imported early American music and its evolution, as styles were combined to create new forms.

Season 1, Episode 2 This Land Is Your Land

First Aired: November 5, 2001

The evolution and influence of folk music, the blues and Western swing is detailed via the careers of such luminaries as Leadbelly, Woody Guthrie, Bill Monroe, Flatt and Scruggs, Merle Travis, Ernest Tubb, Lefty Frizzell, Kitty Wells, Hank Williams, Sonny Boy Williamson, B.B. King and Elvis Presley. Featured are comments from Ray Benson, James Cotton, Lester Flatt, Bela Fleck, Doug Green, Merle Haggard, B.B. King, Willie Nelson, Bonnie Raitt, Pete Seeger and Marty Stuart.