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  • Inside Llewyn Davis: Oscar Isaac, Justin Timberlake, Carey Mulligan w

    "Inside Llewyn Davis" Named Best Feature at Gotham Awards; Wall Street Journal Explores the Music at the Heart of the Film

    Inside Llewyn Davis, the new film from Joel and Ethan Coen, has received the award for Best Feature at the Gotham Awards. A new featurette called "Finding Llewyn Davis," looks at how Oscar Isaac earned the title role. You can watch it here, along with a film clip of Justin Timberlake, Carey Mulligan, and Stark Sands performing "Five Hundred Miles" here. "Folk music is essential to the film—and not only as its soundtrack," writes the Wall Street Journal's Jim Fusilli. "It’s clear from Inside Llewyn Davis that the Coen brothers listen to music with a writer’s ear for story." The Village Voice gives the film five stars, saying it "might be the best Coen brothers movie yet," and calls Isaac's voice "luminous as the moon."

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    Watch: The Making of "Inside Llewyn Davis"

    Inside Llewyn Davis, the new film written and directed by Joel and Ethan Coen, opens in select theaters this Friday, December 6. You can watch a new featurette on the music and making of the film here, as well as an excerpt from the film with the song "Please Mr. Kennedy." New York's David Edelstein calls the film "transcendentally soundtracked." The New Yorker's Anthony Lane writes: "If you love the Coens, or follow folk music, or hold fast to this period of history and that patch of New York, then the film can hardly help striking a chord." The New York Times's Janet Maslin exclaims: "Inside Llewyn Davis has the best T Bone Burnett soundtrack since the Coens’ O Brother, Where Art Thou?"

  • Devendra Banhart: Mondo Taurobolium [video]

    Watch: Devendra Banhart's "Taurobolium" Inspires Animated Short Film, Premieres on Nowness

    "Taurobolium," the closing track to Devendra's Banhart's recently released Nonesuch Records debut album, Mala, has inspired animator and director Galen Pehrson to create a new, animated short film titled Mondo Taurobolium. The film's lead characters, Mondo and Gale, are portrayed by Banhart and Rose McGowan, respectively. Mondo Taurobolium premiered on Nowness, which also features an interview with the director about the process for creating the animated piece. Watch it here.

  • Randy Newman on Gershwin piano at Library of Congress

    Watch: Randy Newman Performs "Outdoors but Not the Red River Valley" on Library of Congress Gershwin Piano

    During a recent visit to the Library of Congress, Randy Newman was given the opportunity to play George Gershwin’s piano. "Outdoors but Not the Red River Valley" was written on commission from pianist Gloria Cheng and is one in a five-part homage to Newman’s uncles, film composers Alfred, Emil & Lionel Newman. "My uncle Alfred wrote the music for a number of John Ford’s films," says Newman. "In every one of them, the great director wanted to use 'Red River Valley.' Al liked the tune, but not in every picture. I wrote this piece for my uncle, who was a really great composer." Watch his performance here.

  • Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell: Austin City Limits TV 2013w

    Watch: Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell Perform on PBS's "Austin City Limits"

    Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell made their Austin City Limits duo debut, performing together for the first time on the ACL stage, when the duo's set aired on PBS on Saturday. You can watch the complete episode here. Harris and Crowell will be featured again on a special ACL show on November 23, featuring highlights from the Americana Music Association Honors and Awards, at which they took home the awards for Duo of the Year and Album of the Year for Old Yellow Moon. Their North American tour, with Richard Thompson, is in the Pacific Northwest and Canada this week.

  • Randy Newman & Amos Newman: Billboard/THR Film & TV Music Conference

    Watch: Randy Newman Joins Son Amos for Billboard / Hollywood Reporter Film & TV Music Conference Keynote Q&A

    Randy Newman was joined on stage by his son Amos Newman for an hour-long keynote Q&A at the 2013 Billboard & The Hollywood Reporter Film & TV Music Conference, held in LA earlier this week. The conversation touched on a number of topics related to Newman père's career as a singer-songwriter and as the composer of film scores, not least for a number of Pixar pictures. You can watch an excerpt of the discussion, including some thoughts on Kanye West and talk of a new solo album, here.

  • Devendra Banhart: "Für Hildegard von Bingen" [Hildegard]

    Watch: Devendra Banhart's "Für Hildegard von Bingen" Video Debuts via MOCAtv

    Devendra Banhart's music video for "Für Hildegard von Bingen," from his Nonesuch Records debut album, Mala, premiered today on MOCAtv, the video channel of The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles. It was directed by Isaiah Seret and written by Seret and Banhart. On "Für Hildegard von Bingen," Banhart casts a contemporary life for the 12th-century Catholic mystic and composer. Watch the video here.

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    Watch: Carolina Chocolate Drops Perform on WHYY's "On Canvas"

    Carolina Chocolate Drops are featured on the latest episode of On Canvas, the performance program from Philadelphia PBS member station WHYY. The episode captures a performance by the Chocolate Drops at The Grand Opera House in Wilmington, Delaware, as well as interviews with members of the band. You can watch the complete episode here. The band plays a number of tour dates in the US South this December.

  • Nataly Dawn: "Leslie" [Official Music Video]

    Watch: Nataly Dawn Unveils "Leslie" Official Music Video

    Nataly Dawn, one half of the duo Pomplamoose, made her Nonesuch Records debut with the release of her solo album How I Knew Her earlier this year, comprising 12 autobiographical, introspective songs by Dawn, produced by her longtime partner Jack Conte. She has now unveiled the official music video for the album track "Leslie." "[Director] Eric Kallevig did something magical to my sad song," Dawn tells American Songwriter, which premiered the video: "he cast light on the story behind the lyrics, without sacrificing any of the mystery." Watch it here.

  • Chris Thile: Bach: Sonata No. 1 in G Minor, BWV 1001 [video]

    Watch: Chris Thile Performs Bach's Complete Sonata No. 1 in G minor, BWV 1001

    Chris Thile's new solo album, Bach: Sonatas and Partitas, Vol. 1, was released to critical acclaim earlier this year. The album comprises three works written for solo violin, including Sonata No. 1 in G minor, BWV 1001, which Thile performs in its entirety for a new video, available here. He is in the midst of a solo tour of North America, performing music from the new album and more.