The film is really good. It’s set in the Greenwich Village folk music scene in 1961 and is loosely based on parts of the autobiography of the great folk and blues singer Dave van Ronk. Its great to see the Coen Brothers do another folk music based movie as a kind of followup to “Oh Brother Where Art Thou?” although the films are very different.
The soundtrack album is set for release on Nov. 11th and the film itself comes out in mid December. Other musicians on the album include the amazing and versatile Punch Brothers, Marcus Mumford (without his Sons) and noted folk singer Justin Timberlake. The album was recorded and produced by T Bone Burnett.