I’m sure a lot of you remember the huge Railroad Revival Tour that the Mumford boys embarked upon with Edward Sharpe And The Magnetic Zeros and Old Crow Medicine Show back in April of last year. Well the film documentary gets its premier showing at this month’s SXSW (Paramount Theatre: Sat Mar 17). Here’s a taster:
3 bands, 6 cities, 1 train, and thousands of miles of track…BIG EASY EXPRESS captures an incredible musical journey. Harkening back to the days of jubilant railroad revivals, of steam and steel, three bands set out in April 2011 to tour America by vintage train. L.A.’s Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, Nashville boys Old Crow Medicine Show, and Londoners Mumford & Sons climbed aboard amid the massive rail yards of Oakland and set out for New Orleans on a “tour of dreams.” Stopping along the way to play sold-out shows in spots as diverse as San Pedro, California, and Marfa, Texas, BIG EASY EXPRESS documents the bands’ vibrant railway adventures; the high canyons, joyous crowds, blasted skies, late-night laughter, endless music…and a train that was bound for glory.
Directed by Emmett Malloy