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Austin to Boston

5 old VW camper vans. 4 bands. 3 thousand miles. 2 weeks. 1 gloriously backwards tour. The adventure starts after a fire-fuelled final night at Austin’s SXSW Music Festival, where the bands (Ben Howard, The Staves, Nathaniel Rateliff, Bear’s Den) pile into their rides and head northeast. They play everywhere from bars to barns, rooms to rooftops, packing out tiny venues and wowing crowds with their unique sounds. But heavy rainstorms, multiple breakdowns, and cramped conditions remind them that to push through sometimes you need to pull together. Featuring Mumford & Sons’ Ben Lovett and narrated by Gill Landry this documentary is about a modern tour, done the old fashioned way.

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Austin to Boston

5 old VW camper vans. 4 bands. 3 thousand miles. 2 weeks. 1 gloriously backwards tour. The adventure starts after a fire-fuelled final night at Austin’s SXSW Music Festival, where the bands (Ben Howard, The Staves, Nathaniel Rateliff, Bear’s Den) pile into their rides and head northeast. They play everywhere from bars to barns, rooms to rooftops, packing out tiny venues and wowing crowds with their unique sounds. But heavy rainstorms, multiple breakdowns, and cramped conditions remind them that to push through sometimes you need to pull together. Featuring Mumford & Sons’ Ben Lovett and narrated by Gill Landry this documentary is about a modern tour, done the old fashioned way.

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Watch Old Crow Medicine Show perform their new song “Tennessee Bound” Live backstage at the Grand Ole Opry! Enter to win a copy of their new album Remedy from Opry.com’s New Music Spotlight.

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Bear’s Den perform Above The Clouds Of Pompeii at the Austin To Boston screening, joined by The Staves, India Bourne and Gill Landry.

Love,

Whitney and Adie

Marcus Mumford of Mumford and Sons, Gill Landry of Old Crow Medicine Show, and producer Bryan Ling attend Big Easy Express Red Carpet Arrivals during the 2012 SXSW Music, Film + Interactive Festival at Paramount Theatre on March 17, 2012 in Austin, Texas.

Photo by Michael Buckner/Getty Images for SXSW.

Gill Landry Premieres “Take This Body” Featuring Laura Marling

Just over a week away from the release of his self-titled album, Gill Landry has premiered “Take This Body”, a gloomy, romantic ballad featuring Laura Marling, his European touring mate come this spring, via Stereogum. The Old Crow Medicine Show banjo player has been working on his third solo album for years in a “ramshackle, shanty-ass apartment on the south side of Nashville.” Joining Marling on Gill Landry is guitarist Robert Ellis, trumpeter Nick Etwell of Mumford & Sons and Odessa Jorgensen, who lends harmonies and fiddle to a number of tunes.

“These songs are my attempt at transcending the more classic type of broken-hearted love song I’d been writing for years where there was an obvious victim,” Landry said in a press release. “I tried to not come at it from the point of how things could have/should have been or should be, but searching for a sweet, understanding surrender to what is or was, and moving forward with compassion and kindness without harsh judgment to the reasons for this crime or that misstep.”

Gill Landry comes out March 3 via ATO Records.

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Marcus Mumford of Mumford & Sons talks to Playmaker Magazine staff editor Bradford Harrison about how he thinks the film Big Easy Express will influence Americans’ view on bluegrass and folk at the movie’s premiere at the 2012 SXSW Film Festival.