‘American Epic’: Inside Jack White and Friends’ Obsessive Roots-Music Doc

Years before he became obsessed with creating “the Lawrence of Arabia of music documentaries,” filmmaker Bernard MacMahon was just a young music fan in South London, hearing an album by Mississippi John Hurt for the first time. He remembers those late-Twenties folk-blues recordings as strangely intimate: “There didn’t seem to be any filter between performer and me.”

That was his

This article originally appeared on http://www.rollingstone.com: ‘American Epic’: Inside Jack White and Friends’ Obsessive Roots-Music Doc

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