The Big Easy Express
* * * 1/2
Last year, Mumford & Sons, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, and Old Crow Medicine Show toured from Oakland to New Orleans, riding only in vintage trains. Filmmaker Emmett Malloy documented the nonstop locomotive jam on- and offstage. Sharpe and his Zeros perform amid desert brush near the Mexican border; the Mumfords jam with the Austin High School Marching Band; and the tour ends with members of all three bands wailing together on the gospel standard “This Train Is Bound for Glory” so joyfully that they collapse onto the stage.
This review is from the August 2nd, 2012 issue of Rolling Stone.