From the closing scene of "Big Easy Express," a documentary on Mumford & Sons, Old Crow Medicine Show, and Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros.
Put Mumford & Sons, Old Crow Medicine Show and Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros on a train together and you've got an incredible documentary encapsulating the music of three indie bands we have come to love and their journey across the breathtaking landscape of the American Southwest.
"Big Easy Express" is a film by Emmett Malloy that portrays the bands' eight-day trek across the country, from Oakland to New Orleans, aboard a vintage train… a jam train, if you will. Malloy captures the journey of three distinct bands, all with a deep love for music, as they bring their gift of music to fans all over. There's no denying that the bands are genuinely inspired by their travels and the rich history of the country through Malloy's vibrant shots.
With the folk country sounds of Mumford (hailing from England), Old Crow (Nashville) and Edward Sharpe (Los Angeles) amidst the beauty of the great American outdoors, "Big Easy Express" is both captivating and entertaining, speaking to the audience both musically and visually. A delightful choice for anyone who appreciates great music, and simply, enjoys a good jam session. As thrilling as a live concert, yet intimate and inspiring, "Big Easy Express" is a must-see.