American Roots Music is a landmark 4-episode, 4-hour documentary series featuring historic and contemporary footage of many
of the 20th century's pioneering artists, including Jimmie Rogers, The Carter Family, Muddy Waters,
B.B. King, Bob Wills, Hank Williams, Bill Monroe, Earl Scruggs, Mahalia Jackson,
Clifton Chenier, Woody Guthrie and many more.
Like America itself, this historic television series is diverse in its scope, democratic in its intentions, and dense with
riches. From city or country, black or white, these sounds emerged from a cultural maze to define our country's musical
heritage. These are the "roots" of America's popular music-blues, country, gospel, folk, Cajun, zydeco, bluegrass, tejano and
4 episodes in one 2-DVD set
Award-winning production team
Narration by Kris Kristofferson
Previously unavailable archival footage
Timeline of American roots music
Bonus material not included on the Public Television series including full-length performances by Bob Wills,
Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Earl Scruggs, Doc Watson and others.