“Amid a night of so many peaks, though, one raucous moment stood out: Elvis Costello, who was serving as Justin Timberlake‘s understudy, did a rendition of one of the highlights of Inside Llewyn Davis. Called ‘Please Mr. Kennedy’, the song is performed in the movie by Timberlake, Oscar Isaac and actor Adam Driver, and is a quick-tempo time capsule to 1962 that features lines about rocket ships. Onstage, Costello pleaded with the new president in song while Driver, best known for his role as Lena Dunham‘s off-and-on boyfriend in Girls, offered wickedly funny harmonies: rocket sounds, lip-blubbers, meteoric accents.” — from Randall Roberts‘ review of last night’s “Another Day, Another Time”/ Inside Llewyn Davis tribute concert at Manhattan’s Town Hall.
Inside Llewyn Davis costar Carey Mulligan during last night’s Town Hall concert.
Showtime will air the concert on Friday, 12.13 at 9 pm. Great — over two months from now.
Produced by Joel and Ethan Coen and T Bone Burnett, the concert featured the Avett Brothers, Joan Baez, Rhiannon Giddens of the Carolina Chocolate Drops, Lake Street Dive, Colin Meloy of The Decemberists, The Milk Carton Kids, Marcus Mumford, Conor Oberst, Punch Brothers, Dave Rawlings Machine, The Secret Sisters, Patti Smith, Gillian Welch, Willie Watson and Jack White. Llewyn Davis costars Oscar Isaac, John Goodman, Carey Mulligan and Stark Sands also performed.
Nonesuch Records will release the Inside Llewyn Davis soundtrack on Tuesday, 11.12. The album features 12 new recordings created especially for the film and soundtrack. Also included is a never-before-released recording of Bob Dylan performing ‘Farewell,’ which was originally recorded during the sessions for ‘The Times They Are A-Changin’.
(l.) Jack White, Elvis Costello, unidentified guy backstage during last night’s event.
(l.) Marcus Mumford (husband of Carey Mulligan), (r.) Davis star Oscar Isaac.