Inside Llewyn Davis: The Story Of An Aspiring Folkie

Written by July 1st, 2013 at 4:55 pm

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The place? Greenwich Village, Manhattan. The date? 1961. The story? A young musician trying to make a living singing folk songs.

This could be the story of Bob Dylan, Jackson Browne, Eric Anderson, Joan Baez, Joni Mitchell or many other legendary folk musicians, but it’s not. It’s the story of Llewyn Davis, the titular character of Joel and Ethan Coen’s upcoming film Inside Llewyn Davis.

Inside Llewyn Davis, based loosely off Dave Van Ronk’s posthumous memoir The Mayor of MacDougal Street, follows fictional Llewyn Davis (Oscar Isaac) through the tumultuous, often romanticized, journey of an aspiring musician struggling to make a name for himself in the Greenwich Village folk scene. In addition to Isaac, the movie stars Carey Mulligan, John Goodman, Garrett Hedlund, Justin Timberlake and more.

The Coen Brothers released a new trailer for the movie today, which you can check out below.

Such a movie could expect a soundtrack nothing short of incredible, and featuring a previously unreleased Bob Dylan track and a Marcus Mumford and Justin Timberlake collaboration, this soundtrack will surely live up to expectations. The soundtrack, produced by T Bone Burnett, also features music by Carey Mulligan, Oscar Isaac, and the Punch Brothers, among others. This marks the second collaboration between Burnett and the Coens, the first being 2000′s O Brother, Where Art Thou?.

Here’s the full track list:

“Hang Me, Oh Hang Me” (Traditional; arranged by Oscar Isaac and T Bone Burnett) – Oscar Isaac
“Fare Thee Well (Dink’s Song)” (Traditional; arranged by Marcus Mumford, Oscar Isaac and T Bone Burnett) – Marcus Mumford and Oscar Isaac
“The Last Thing on My Mind” (Tom Paxton) – Stark Sands with Punch Brothers
“Five Hundred Miles” (Hedy West) – Justin Timberlake, Carey Mulligan and Stark Sands
“Please Mr. Kennedy” (Ed Rush, George Cromarty, T Bone Burnett, Justin Timberlake, Joel Coen and Ethan Coen) – Oscar Isaac, Justin Timberlake and Adam Driver
“Green, Green Rocky Road” (Len Chandler and Robert Kaufman) – Oscar Isaac
“The Death of Queen Jane” (Traditional; arranged by Oscar Isaac and T Bone Burnett) – Oscar Isaac
“The Roving Gambler” (Traditional) – John Cohen with the Down Hill Strugglers
“The Shoals of Herring” (Ewan MacColl) – Oscar Isaac with Punch Brothers
“The Auld Triangle” (Brendan Behan) – Chris Thile, Chris Eldridge, Marcus Mumford, Justin Timberlake and Gabe Witcher
“The Storms Are on the Ocean” (A.P. Carter) – Nancy Blake
“Fare Thee Well (Dink’s Song) (Traditional; arranged by Oscar Isaac) – Oscar Isaac
“Farewell” (Bob Dylan) – Bob Dylan
“Green, Green Rocky Road” (Len Chandler and Robert Kaufman) – Dave Van Ronk

Inside Llewyn Davis premiered at the Cannes Film Festival on May 19, where it won the Grand Prix Award. The movie hits select theatres in the States on December 6, and it will be in theaters everywhere on December 20. The soundtrack drops September 17.tra

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