PBS Arts from the Blue Ridge Mountains: Give Me The Banjo
PBS Arts from the Blue Ridge Mountains: Give Me The Banjo Previous Broadcasts
Give Me The Banjo (Episode null)
KQED Plus: Sun, Apr 13, 2014 -- 1:00 PM
Narrated by Steve Martin, "Give Me the Banjo" is a musical odyssey through 300 years of American history and culture by way of the banjo - from its African roots to the 21st century. Guided by modern banjo masters such as Earl Scruggs, Pete Seeger, Bela Fleck, Taj Mahal, Mike Seeger, and Abigail Washburn, "Give Me The Banjo" explores American music from minstrelsy, ragtime and early jazz to blues, folk, and bluegrass. In addition to musicians, a mix of folklorists, historians, instrument makers and passionate amateurs tells stories of America's quintessential instrument in all its richness and diversity.