Another Day, Another Time: Celebrating the Music of

Another Day, Another Time: Celebrating the Music of "Inside Llewyn Davis"


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When it was announced that Joel and Ethan Coen were making a film based on the memoirs of Greenwich Village folk icon Dave Van Ronk, plenty of people were expecting a historical piece on the "folk scare" of the '60s. Instead, the movie Inside Llewyn Davis turned out to be a downbeat character study that had little to do with folk music -- or Dave Van Ronk. (The Coen brothers ended up not even mentioning Van Ronk's book in the credits.) However, T-Bone Burnett, who helped coordinate the music for the film, put together a concert celebrating the music of the folk revival era to help publicize the film's release, and roughly a year and a half later, Another Day, Another Time: Celebrating the Music of Inside Llewyn Davis allows folks to finally hear what that big show was like. And it's good to report that this album will doubtless delight the folks who were disappointed with the lack of actual folk music in the movie; recorded at New York City's Town Hall, this was the biggest real-deal hootenanny to take place in the Big Apple in ages, complete with a pair of genuine folk heroes (Joan Baez and Bob Neuwirth), a few longtime friends of musical Americana (Keb' Mo' and Elvis Costello), some well-established acoustic-based singers and songwriters (Gillian Welch and Conor Oberst), a few rootsy young guns (the Milk Carton Kids, the Avett Brothers, the Secret Sisters), and a few genuine rock stars along for the ride (Jack White, Marcus Mumford, Colin Meloy). Suitably, "Please Mr. Kennedy," the delightfully crass novelty number written for the movie, sticks out like a sore thumb -- even more than White's stripped-down version of the White Stripes' "We Are Going to Be Friends" -- though Costello's lead vocal and Adam Driver's backups are a hoot. Classic folk numbers (and newer numbers pretending to be folk songs) otherwise dominate the set list, and pretty much all involved give their level best. And there are a few pleasant surprises here, as Colin Meloy delivers a subtle but effective version of "Blues Run the Game," Baez and Costello team up for "Which Side Are You On?" (a collaboration that would have been utterly unthinkable in 1978), Oberst puts a distinctive and potent spin on "Four Strong Winds," and the Punch Brothers open the set with a delicious in-joke (a version of "Tumblin' Tumbleweeds," which figures prominently in another, better-loved Coen brothers picture). A great night for folkies, an instructive listen for hipsters with an interest in the '60s folk scene, and proof that Joel and Ethan Coen's cultural influence takes on many remarkable forms.

Product Details

Release Date: 01/13/2015
Label: Nonesuch
UPC: 0075597956214
catalogNumber: 541777

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Jack Ashford   Tambourine
T Bone Burnett   Vocals,Hand Clapping
Dirk Powell   Banjo,Bass,Accordion,Vocals
Jay Bellerose   Drums
Gillian Welch   Guitar,Vocals
Fats Kaplin   Banjo
Chris Thile   Mandolin,Vocals
David Rawlings   Guitar,Vocals
Gabe Witcher   Fiddle
Jackson Smith   Guitar
Noam Pikelny   Banjo
Chris Eldridge   Guitar
Punch Brothers   Guest Appearance
Lillie Mae Rische   Fiddle
Dominic Davis   Bass
Paul Kowert   Bass
Dave Mansfield   Fiddle
Secret Sisters   Guest Appearance
Jay Bellorose   Drums

Technical Credits

Tom T. Hall   Composer
Ian Tyson   Composer
Joan Baez   Arranger
Woody Guthrie   Composer
Tom Paxton   Composer
Bob Dylan   Composer
Earl Robinson   Composer
Len Chandler   Composer
George Cromarty   Composer
Alan Lomax   Composer
T Bone Burnett   Arranger,Composer,Producer,Liner Notes
A.P. Carter   Composer
Michael Olson   Composer
Bruce Phillips   Composer
Dirk Powell   Arranger
Gillian Welch   Composer
Jackson C. Frank   Composer
Bob Nolan   Composer
Chris Thile   Composer
David Rawlings   Composer
Gabe Witcher   Composer
Brigitte Lacombe   Portrait Photography
Jacques Wolfe   Composer
Scott Rudin   Producer
Brendan Behan   Composer
Justin Timberlake   Composer
Traditional   Composer
Jason Colton   Producer
Jack White   Composer
Conor Oberst   Composer
Scott Avett   Composer
Noam Pikelny   Composer
Ethan Coen   Composer,Producer
Joel Coen   Composer,Producer
Florence Reece   Composer
Chris Eldridge   Composer
Ken Pattengale   Composer
Greg Orloff   Re-recording Mixer
Alfred Hayes   Composer
Joseph Ryan   Composer
Paul Kowert   Composer
Timothy Seth Avett   Composer
Rhiannon Giddens   Arranger
Ketch Secor   Composer
Lydia Rogers   Composer
Laura Rogers   Composer
Oscar Isaac   Arranger
Robert Graf   Executive Producer
Robert Crawford   Composer
Leyla McCalla   Arranger
Robert Kaufman   Composer
Ed Rush   Composer
Eli Bush   Executive Producer
Chris Wilcha   Director
Joel Dougherty   Re-recording Mixer
Timothy Avett   Composer

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