‘Big Easy Express’ Showcases Mumford & Sons, Edward Sharpe On Railroad Tour, Out July 24th

It’s good to know that there are popular bands these days who don’t buy into the common notion that the keyboard, the looping machine, and the auto-tuner are the only tools for making relevant music in 2012. These folk-rock and bluegrass bands play music that conjures images of a time when the campfire was the venue for storytelling and there was much left to explore and survey in the world. Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros, Old Crow Medicine Show, and Britain’s Mumford & Sons are these types of bands and they collectively took on America by hopping on a vintage train from Oakland to New Orleans on their 6-stop Railroad Revival Tour in the spring of 2011. They found time along the way to get to know their fans as well as the landscape of America and, luckily for us, acclaimed filmmaker Emmett Malloy (The White Stripes Under Great White Northern Lights) came along for the ride, making a beautiful and poignant movie  in the process. Part concert film and part road biopic, Big Easy Express is  Malloy’s attempt to capture the magical, organic, nature of the rise of the neo-folk movement in popular music and it is available for purchase on July 24th.

Check out the trailer below and let us know what you think!


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