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Coenesque synergy: Buy the soundtrack, hear the concert, see the movie.

  • Blog Post by: Colin Covert
  • September 26, 2013 - 5:16 PM

Joel and Ethan Coen and producer T-Bone Burnett spawned a bluegrass blockbuster soundtrack album “O Brother Where Art Thou?” Their remake of “The Ladykillers” generated a fine but less successful companion album devoted to African American gospel music, with a pinch of hip hop into the mix. Naturally “Inside Llewyn Davis,” their skewed look at the Sixties Greenwich Village folk music scene is aiming to make an impact with the Nonesuch Records soundtrack, scheduled for release Nov. 12. It’s already in the Top 100 on Amazon’s folk and soundtracks rankings.
To keep the excitement percolating, Showtime will air the one-night only benefit concert “Another Day, Another Time: Celebrating the Music of ‘Inside Llewyn Davis.’” The performance, inspired by the film’s setting, is set for Sunday at The Town Hall in New York City. The event will donate a portion of its proceeds to benefit the National Recording Preservation Foundation. Showtime will air its telecast Friday, Dec. 13 at 8 p.m. CST. 
Artists in the concert lineup include The Avett Brothers, Joan Baez, Rhiannon Giddens of Carolina Chocolate Drops, Lake Street Dive, Colin Meloy of The Decemberists, The Milk Carton Kids, Keb’ Mo’, Marcus Mumford, Bob Neuwirth, Conor Oberst, Punch Brothers, Dave Rawlings Machine, The Secret Sisters, Patti Smith, Gillian Welch, Willie Watson, and Jack White. Also performing at the ebent will be the film’s stars, including Oscar Isaac (who plays the title’s hapless troubadour), Carey Mulligan, Adam Driver, Stark Sands and John Goodman.  The documentary will feature extensive concert footage, behind-the-scenes material from the feature film, including rehearsals, and interviews with the filmmakers and cast.

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