Concert To Promote â€˜Inside Llewyn Davisâ€™ Film And Benefit Charity
September 20, 2013 at 11:48 AM (PT)
JOAN BAEZ, JACK WHITE, MARCUS MUMFORD and THE AVETT BROTHERS are among the performers who will take part in a benefit concert at TOWN HALL in NEW YORK on SEPTEMBER 29th. The event will celebrate the folk music of the 1960s and promote the soundtrack for the JOEL and ETHAN COEN movie Inside Llewyn Davis.
Part of the proceeds will go to support the NATIONAL RECORDING PRESERVATION FOUNDATION, a struggling nonprofit created by CONGRESS to underwrite efforts to safeguard music and radio archives.
The concert was put together by T BONE BURNETT, the Americana producer behind the highly successful soundtrack for the COEN brothers film O, Brother Where Art Thou?
The lineup also includes PATTI SMITH, GILLIAN WELCH & DAVE RAWLINGS. RHIANNON GIDDENS of the CAROLINA CHOCOLATE DROPS, LAKE STREET DIVE, COLIN MELOY of THE DECEMBERISTS, MILK CARTON KIDS, CONOR OBERST of BRIGHT EYES and THE PUNCH BROTHERS. Actors in the film will also perform, including ISAAC.
NONESUCH RECORDS releases the soundtrack to Inside LLEWYN DAVIS on NOVEMBER 12th. The film stars OSCAR ISAAC, CAREY MULLIGAN, JOHN GOODMAN, GARRETT HEDLUND and JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE. Produced by T BONE BURNETT, JOEL COEN and ETHAN COEN, with MARCUS MUMFORD as its associate producer, the album features 12 new recordings created especially for the film and soundtrack. Also included is a never-before-released recording of BOB DYLAN performing his song “Farewell,” which was originally recorded during the sessions for his album The Times They Are A-Changin’.
The film was inspired on the life of the guitarist and singer DAVE VAN RONK, who died in 2002.