Nas & Jack White Recreate The Memphis Jug Band’s On The Road Again

Nas and Jack White have recreated The Memphis Jug Band’s “On The Road Again” for the PBS documentary American Epic. They were joined by a bluegrass band and transformed the 1928 blues song into a hip-hop production. American Epic explores the beginnings of recorded music when record companies traveled the country with electrical recording equipment looking for new artists.

Robert Redford narrates the three-part documentary that he executive produced with White and T Bone Burnett. Raphael Saadiq, The Alabama Shakes, Willie Nelson Rhiannon Giddens, Beck and Los Lobos are among the performers who appear in the film. The soundtracks American Epic: The Soundtrack and American Epic: The Collection will be released on White’s Third Man Records.

American Epic will premiere May 16th and the American Epic Sessions concert film will air June 6th on PBS.