Last year, [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Mumford & Sons[/lastfm], [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros[/lastfm] and [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Old Crow Medicine Show[/lastfm] embarked on a special kind of tour. They boarded a vintage train and played a series of shows along the railway across the US – including a sold out SoCal stop in San Pedro.
A film crew tagged along as well to capture the entire thing, which will be presented as the film “Big Easy Express.” Yesterday, the trailer for the film was released and gives us a glimpse at just how awesome that tour really was. The documentary is set to premiere at SXSW next month.
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.