PBS’s “Country Music”: Review & Podcast

Posted: September 20th, 2019 | Filed under: Film Reviews Podcast, Music, TV | 1 Comment »

It would seem to me that to call Ken Burns an American treasure would be understatement.

The fellow has provided history and cultural perspective on any number of topics through the decades with his excellently crafted PBS documentaries.

The Vietnam War.

Jazz.

The Civil War.

To name but three.

He, along with c0-producer Dayton Duncan, have done it again.

This time the subject matter is the history and evolution and importance of Country Music.

It is 16 hours long, divided into 8 two-hour episodes. The first four aired last Sunday through Wednesday. The final four shall commence for four straight nights, starting this Sunday evening. The series can also be streamed through the middle of October at pbs.org.

It’s a brilliant piece of documentary filmmaking, and a must see for all music fans.

For more insight on the series, listen to the podcast below:

Audio MP3

One Comment on “PBS’s “Country Music”: Review & Podcast”

  1. 1 Redstein said at 11:41 pm on September 20th, 2019:

    I have only seen live Elvis, Willie, and Rodney Crowell from the first four nights, but if Patsy Cline rematerialized, she could play a concert to a million people and I would fight for a front row seat. She was “Crazy” good.

    The series is superb.


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