Taj Mahal Performs at Sundance

Along with Sundance founder Robert Redford, White and producer/musician T Bone Burnett are executive producers of American Epic, which recounts how early recording devices captured a variety of regional sounds for the first time — from Delta blues to Hawaiian, Cajun to folk — and established the foundation of what became modern popular music. “I’ve often remarked that music to the United States is as wine is to France,” Burnett told Rolling Stone. “It’s one of those never-ending stories.”

 “Radio was the new kid on the block, and they were saying, ‘Nobody’s going to buy records if they get it for free on the radio!’ Hey, is there a familiar echo?”— Taj Mahal