PBS Arts from the Blue Ridge Mountains: Give Me The Banjo
"Give Me The Banjo"
Narrator Steve Martin, a banjoist himself, leads this 300-year musical odyssey through American history and culture by way of the banjo, from its earliest use by enslaved Africans in colonial America to the 21st century. Modern banjo masters, Earl Scruggs, Pete Seeger, B?la Fleck, Mike Seeger, Carolina Chocolate Drops and Abigail Washburn explore American music from minstrelsy, ragtime and blues, to folk and bluegrass. A mix of folklorists, historians and instrument makers tell the story of America's instrument.G