The Big Easy Express: Mumford & Sons and Edward Sharpe on Board and Film

Anywhere you go, Mumford and Sons, the British folk rockers, might have been there already. Releasing a new album soon, “Babel” will be out September 24, they have been touring their previous album extensively. Many hours on the road. But “the Gentleman of the Road” have also taken a train to travel the United States.

Film maker Emmett Malloy captured those moments on film. Mostly shot on 16mm her movie “Big Easy Express” also presents you Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros and Old Crow Medicine Show – on a trip from California to New Orleans.

All you need to know, including some great footage from the movie, below/after the jump…

3 bands, 6 cities, 1 train, and thousands of miles of track… the BIG EASY EXPRESS documents a cinematic musical journey. […] Indie folk heroes Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, Tennessee’s Old Crow Medicine Show, and Britain’s acclaimed Mumford & Sons, climbed aboard a beautiful vintage train in California, setting out for New Orleans, Louisiana on a “tour of dreams”. The resulting film from this journey is nothing short of magical.” [source]

(Video by S2BN Films)

The clip below is an exclusive excerpt presented by the good folks of Nowness. It features the moment Mumford and Sons perform a song – on the train…

(Video by nowness)

The movie’s already on sale. Check out how to order it via the link at the bottom of the article. Or go and be at a screening…



Additional reading:
The Official Website
The Big Easy Express on Facebook



One thought on “The Big Easy Express: Mumford & Sons and Edward Sharpe on Board and Film

  1. Great film, made me smile for over 60 minutes! The concert film does not so much provide interviews or reflections on the indie rock/folk/country music scene. That’s why I wouldn’t call it a road movie or documentary. While I sometimes wished to get to know the band members a bit better and hear about their thoughts, I appreciate at the same time that the live songs were not annoyingly interrupted by interviews, as happens so often in musical documentaries.
    I wrote a long review after watching it:


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