By Andrew Parks, Contributor
Fresh off the news that it just received a long-overdue donation from Jack White, the National Recording Preservation Foundation just got another round of support from T Bone Burnett and the Coen Brothers. The trio co-produced the soundtrack to the latter's upcoming Inside Lleyn Davis film, and have decided to promote its release through a benefit concert at New York's Town Hall. According to The New York Times, it'll feature performances from such noteworthy artists as Joan Baez, Colin Meloy, Gillian Welch, Patti Smith, Conor Oberst and, well, Jack White.
"We decided to do a concert to bring together the community that had done the music,” explained Burnett, “So there would be some synergy between the music and the film. The idea was [also] to round up the best of these young musicians to come up and do a show around this music."
Inside Lleyn Davis chronicles the struggles of a young folk singer in Greenwich Village during the frosty winter months of 1961. Its soundtrack is the fourth time Burnett has worked with Joel and Ethan Coen; among its highlights are a previously unreleased Bob Dylan song called "Farewell." Look out for it through Nonesuch Records on November 12th. In the meantime, the Town Hall concert is set to happen on September 29th, with tickets going on sale tomorrow through Ticketmaster. Check out the movie's trailer below... more »