American Music

Primus: Music Makers, Dreamer Of Dreams

Oct 18, 2014

Chance encounters can lead to profound changes in people's lives. Just ask actress Mary Elizabeth Winstead.

The Man Behind 'The Star Spangled Banner'

Jul 4, 2014

This year marks the 200th anniversary of “The Star Spangled Banner.” Francis Scott Key scribbled the words on the back of a letter he had in his pocket after he had watched the Battle of Baltimore during the War of 1812. British forces bombarded the city for 25 hours, but the guns went silent around 3 a.m. that September morning.

Dixie Flag Company

This country is always in motion, or as one shipping company calls it "moving at the speed of business." Before the question of slavery became a civil war, American's enjoyed their minstrel shows, and after the conflagration, touring minstrel shows were once again one of this country's favorite pastimes.

This Sunday on "The Piano," music that has many fathers, music that comes together, ferments a bit and becomes something new - different and distinctly American.