‘Inside Llewyn Davis’ a Platform for Folk Musicians
13 SHARE 59 CONNECT 78 TWEET COMMENTEMAILMORE In late September, Joel and Ethan Coen’s folk-music drama Inside Llewyn Davis made its U.S. premiere at the New York Film Festival, but a select group of local audiences got an even bigger treat than the movie itself: The next day, a concert featuring music from the film, out Friday, took place at Town Hall. Stars of the movie, including Oscar Isaac, John Goodman and Carey Mulligan, graced the stage alongside the likes of Joan Baez, Elvis Costello and the Punch Brothers. But the four-hour show, titled Another Day, Another Time and scheduled to be broadcast on Showtime on Dec. 13, featured a lot more than the 14 folk tunes included on the Llewyn Davis soundtrack.
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A Firestorm of Folk Music This Week
Sunday, December 8. The Limitations at the Oak Lawn Public Library 9427 S. Raymond, Oak Lawn. 2 PM. Mrs.
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29. John Goodman, the host, said the folk songs gave him hope in the future of music. Marcus Mumford came out and sang a song that haunted me for weeks afterwards, Goodman said in the interview. Mumford, lead singer of British folk rock band Mumford & Sons, was the associate music producer for the film. Western folk music was handed down from the Scottish and the Irish, where ballads and tales were made into songs and passed down the generations. Folk music, strummed on the strings of a guitar or mandolin, was their way of preserving culture and history. For Abraham, many talented people nowadays are left jobless because of the nature of the music industry. These days people seem to be giving up hope for the future, Abraham said. He recalls the 60s, when tight-knit communities would gather to sing.
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Port Fairy Folk Music Festival Line Up Announcement
Deborah Conway has won ARIAs, was annointed Rolling Stone Singer of The Year and has been a significant and eloquent contributor to Australian music for over 30 years. Made with long-time collaborator and gifted guitarist Willy Zygier, Deborahs most recent album Stories of Ghosts has been described as acoustic based folk with minimal layers in the rhythm and harmonic spheres, with respect for the space between the notes. Port Fairy Folk Festival is excited to welcome back multi award winning singer-songwriter Shane Nicholsons whose vocals are warm and emotive with honest and emotional delivery. Advance ticket sales are continuing to sell strongly. The third release of tickets will be exhausted soon.
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