Details of the Inside Llewyn Davis Soundtrack Revealed

Inside Llewyn Davis

Almost as exciting as the prospect of the upcoming Coen Brothers film Inside Llewyn Davis, which focuses on the 60s folk scene in New York is the prospect of its accompanying soundtrack produced by the legendary T Bone Burnett (O Brother Where Art Thou?).

As well as featuring songs from the film’s stars Oscar Isaac, Carey Mulligan and Justin Timberlake the soundtrack also features contributions from the likes of Marcus Mumford (Mumford and Sons), Bob Dylan and Punch Brothers.

The soundtrack is due for release on the 17th September and has an exciting mix of traditional songs, folk classics and originals – check out the track listing below:

Inside Llewyn Davis
1. “Hang Me, Oh Hang Me” (Traditional; Arranged by Oscar Isaac & T Bone Burnett) – Oscar Isaac
2. “Fare Thee Well (Dink’s Song)” (Traditional; Arranged by Marcus Mumford, Oscar Isaac and T Bone Burnett) – Marcus Mumford and Oscar Isaac
3. “The Last Thing on My Mind” (Tom Paxton) – Stark Sands with Punch Brothers
4.“Five Hundred Miles” (Hedy West) – Justin Timberlake, Carey Mulligan and Stark Sands
5.“Please Mr. Kennedy” (Ed Rush, George Cromarty, T Bone Burnett, Justin Timberlake, Joel Coen and Ethan Coen) – Oscar Isaac, Justin Timberlake and Adam Driver
6. “Green, Green Rocky Road” (Len Chandler and Robert Kaufman) – Oscar Isaac
7. “The Death of Queen Jane” (Traditional; Arranged by Oscar Isaac and T Bone Burnett) – Oscar Isaac
8. “The Roving Gambler” (Traditional) – John Cohen with The Down Hill Strugglers
9.“The Shoals of Herring” (Ewan MacColl) – Oscar Isaac with Punch Brothers
10.“The Auld Triangle” (Brendan Behan) – Chris Thile, Chris Eldridge, Marcus Mumford, Justin Timberlake and Gabe Witcher
11.“The Storms Are on the Ocean” (A.P. Carter) – Nancy Blake
12.“Fare Thee Well (Dink’s Song) (Traditional; Arranged by Oscar Isaac) – Oscar Isaac
13.”Farewell” (Bob Dylan) – Bob Dylan
14.“Green, Green Rocky Road” (Len Chandler and Robert Kaufman) – Dave Van Ronk

Thank Folk It’s Friday – 25th January


This Week in Folk

All the News From The Week That Was

– We kicked off the week with a live version of “Timshel” from Mumford and Sons captured by the very talented folks at Sideshow Alley. Details here

Eliza and the Bear have released the official video for their epic track “Upon The North”. Details here

Paul Simon announced Bluesfest sideshows in Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney and the Hunter Valley with Rufus Wainwright in support. Details here

– In March this year Billy Bragg will release his 10th studio album, Tooth & Nail, which promises to be more personal and less political than what we’re used to. Details here

– WA folk-roots outfit Ruby Boots released their new video “Kellie Anne” and have hit the road for an east coast tour. Details here

– Staying in WA, Perth based indie-folk singer-songwriter Amanda Merdzan has just released her brand new video “Afraid”. Details here

– Sydney based folk singer Brett Winterford is about to head out on tour to support his latest single “Hey Make Believer”. Details here

Bluesfest have added even more artists to the 2013 lineup including Ben Harper and Charlie Musselwhite, Skipping Girl Vinegar, Kim Churchill, Genevieve Chadwick and much much more. Details here

Passenger revealed another new song via a live video, this time it’s “Stolen Toys”. Details here

The Leisure Society return with their first album in two years, titled Alone Aboard the Ark. The band have put together a trailer for the album, which is due in April, and are giving away a track for free. Details here

– Sydney based folk-pop singer-songwriter Jordan Millar has announced a brand new album, Cold Lights On Curious Minds, that will be launched next month with a show in his home town. Details here

Eli Wolfe is about to head out on a massive national tour in support of his upcoming brand new EP Perfect Moment. Details here

– The latest track to surface from the upcoming pirate music compilation Son of Rogue’s Gallery is the offensive “Asshole Rules the Navy” by Iggy Pop and A Hawk and a Hacksaw. Details here

– Canberra based folk band Julia and the Deep Sea Sirens have announced a tour to support the launch of their “new” album Family Pets. Details here

– The National Folk Festival has added a trio of Irish folk music legends to its lineup in Paul Brady, Andy Irvine and Finbar Furey. Details here

– One of the bands most likely to take out the Hottest 100 tomorrow is Of Monsters and Men, and they’ve just released their new video “King And Lionheart”. Details here

– The Gum Ball added a second round of artists to it’s 2013 lineup including The Hillbilly Killers, The Eastern, Melody Pool and more. Details here

– Californian folk-rock quartet Dawes have announced plans to release a new album, Stories Don’t End, in April. Details here

Bear’s Den, the London-based trio with links to Mumford and Sons and the Communion label, have announced plans to release their new EP Agape in March. Details here

– The trailer for the upcoming Coen Brothers film based around the 60s folk revival, Inside Llewyn Davis, has finally been released. Details here


“I’ve been catching up with lots of old friends; it’s been great. Seeing friends’ grandchildren. I remember when I was here years ago, driving down to Myall Lakes, all the way down overnight, then stopping at the lakes just there – like glass. And just lying on a bench, and all the birds – the first time I’d heard any Australian birds: kookaburras, currawongs – they had two voices”Rory McLeod chats to Bill Quinn. Interview here

Timber and Steel Presents

Jay Hoad
Jay Hoad with Lauren Glezer
Sunday 27th Januray – The Workers Club, Melbourne, VIC

Gigs Next Week

Archie Roach
Friday 25th January – State Theatre, Sydney, NSW
Saturday 26th Januray – The Parade Ground @ Old King’s, Sydney, NSW

Don’t Mention The Wall
21st to 26th January – Tamworth Country Music Festival, NSW
Sunday 27th January – Dubbo Folk Club, NSW

Kim Churchill
Friday 25th January – The Northern Hotel, Byron Bay, NSW
Saturday 26th January – Widgefest, Jugiong, NSW
Friday 1st February – Melbourne Zoo Twilight Series, Melbourne, VIC

Lachlan Bryan
Wednesday 30th January – The Retreat Hotel, Melbounre, VIC

Little Wise
Friday 1st February – The Front Gallery, Canberra, ACT

Numeralla Folk Festival
Friday 25th to Monday 28th January – Numeralla, NSW

Of Monsters and Men
Tuesday 29th January – Metro Theatre, Sydney, NSW
Thursday 31st January – The Northern, Byron Bay, NSW

Rory McLeod
Friday 25th January – Yackandandah Town Hall, VIC
Friday 1st February – Fremantle Workers Club, WA

Ruby Boots
Thursday 31st January – Transit Bar, Canberra, ACT
Friday 1st February – FBi Social, Sydney, NSW

Sarah Blasko
Friday 1st February – Adelaide Festival Centre, Adelaide, SA

Tamworth Country Music Festival
18th to 27th January – Tamworth, NSW

The April Maze
Wednesday 30th January – Old Kirk Concerts, Yamba, NSW
Friday 1st February – Maleny Upfront Club, Maleny, QLD

The Starry Field
Friday 25th January – Hibernian House, Sydney, NSW
Tuesday 29th January – Cafe Lounge, Sydney, NSW

The Underscore Orkestra
Sunday 27th January – Camelot Lounge, Sydney, NSW

The Wooden Music Festival feat. The Perch Creek Family Jug Band, The Quarry Mountain Dead Rats, The Bearded Gypsy Band
Friday 1st February – Caravan Music Club, Oakleigh, VIC

Friday Folk Flashback

“Shelter” – Eric Bogle

I’m sure I’ve posted this before as a FFF but given tomorrow is Australia Day it’s well worth a revisit. No one quite writes a patriotic song like a Scotsman, especially when that Scotsman is Eric Bogle. Hope your weekend is dressed in green and gold.

Trailer Revealed for Upcoming Coen Brothers 60s Folk Music Film

Inside Llewyn Davis

“Folk songs? Thought you said you were a musician?”

The Coen Brothers film based around the 1960s New York folk scene, Inside Llewyn Davis, has finally received a trailer after almost two years of rumours and speculation (some of which was reported by this site). The film, staring Robin Hood‘s Oscar Issac, Marcus Mumford’s wife and indie film darling Carey Mulligan, pop-singer-turned-actor-turned-pop-singing-actor Justin Timberlake and Coen Brother favourite John Goodman, is yet to secure a US distributor according to reports, but that hasn’t stopped the release of the trailer and a fair amount of Internet buzz as a result.

Check out the very Coen Brother’s esque trailer for Inside Llewyn Davis below:

The Coen Brother’s Find Their 60s Folk Music Film Lead

Oscar Isaac

Another update on the upcoming 60s Folk Music Film Inside Llewyn Davis from The Coen Brothers. Deadline is reporting that Oscar Isaac (above, Drive, Sucker Punch, Robin Hood) has nabbed the lead after apparently “every actor in Hollywood has been chasing these parts”.

That’s all the updates we have on this at the moment but we’ll bring you more info as it comes in.

Update on The Coen Brothers’ 60s Folk Revival Movie

The Coen Brothers

In June the Los Angeles Times reported that The Coen Brothers, the writer/director/producer duo behind movies such as O Brother Where Art Thou? and True Grit, would be working on a film based on the 1960s folk revival as their next project. It appears as though the report had some truth after Variety confirmed a number of the key details including the film’s title: Llewyn Davis

Llewyn [Davies] centers around Llewyn Davis’ struggles as a folk musician during the genre’s 1960s heyday in New York City” Variety reported. The original LA Times story had the film loosely based on the life of Dave van Ronk, a claim that has not been verified by the Variety story – however it does appear as though the character of Llewyn Davis is a fictional one.

There is no American distributor for the film (as yet) so it is currently without a release date. As soon as we know more you’ll read about it here.

The Coen Brothers’ Next Movie to be Based on the 60s NY Folk Scene

Dave van Ronk

The Coen Brothers, who famously brought bluegrass and old timey music to the masses with their 2000 Depression-era film O Brother Where Art Thou, look set to be dabbling in the folk world again with the announcement of their latest project.

The Los Angeles Times is reporting that Joel and Ethan Coen are working on a script based loosely on the life of Dave van Ronk (above), a musician who famously presided over the New York folk scene in the fifties and sixties. van Ronk, who died in 2002, was known as the Mayor of MacDougal Street and is linked with many of that era’s best known figures such as Bob Dylan and Joni Mitchell.

While The Coen Brothers are yet to confirm the film Joel Coen did tell a press conference earlier this month “We’re working on a movie now that has music in it [that’s] pretty much all performed live, single instrument”. Sounds promising to me! We’ll keep you updated as we learn more.

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