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WATCH ELTON JOHN AND JACK WHITE TEAM UP FOR A SPIRITED PERFORMANCE OF “TWO FINGERS OF WHISKEY” WRITTEN ON CAMERA BY ELTON JOHN AND RECORDED LIVE AND DIRECT TO DISC IN EXCLUSIVE PERFORMANCE CLIP FROM NEW FILM THE AMERICAN EPIC SESSIONS
THE AMERICAN EPIC SESSIONS, a new award-winning feature-length film produced and written by director Bernard MacMahon, Allison McGourty and Duke Erikson, will air in the U.S. on PBS on Tuesday, June 6 at 8 p.m. (check local listings) and in the U.K. on BBC on Friday June 9 at 11pm.
In one of the many dynamic and unexpected musical moments captured in THE AMERICAN EPIC SESSIONS, Elton John composes a new song on camera called “Two Fingers of Whiskey,” from lyrics that Bernie Taupin has just given him. Elton asks Jack White to accompany him and record the song direct to wax. Watch the exclusive clip of their performance.
On June 16, Third Man Records is slated to release a Triple LP version of AMERICAN EPIC: The Sessions on 180 gram vinyl as well as 12" audiophile vinyl versions of AMERICAN EPIC: The Carter Family, AMERICAN EPIC: Memphis Jug Band, AMERICAN EPIC: Mississippi John Hurt, AMERICAN EPIC: Blind Willie Johnson and AMERICAN EPIC: Lead Belly, as well as thematic collections including AMERICAN EPIC: Blues and AMERICAN EPIC: Country, which you can pre-order here.