Wednesday, April 13, 2011
The Folksmen- Old Joe's Place
Part two of the look at the film A Mighty Wind brings us to folk trio The Folksmen.
The group features director and co-writer Christopher Guest as Alan Barrows, Harry Shearer as Mark Shubb and Michael Shearer as Jerry Palter.
Their big hit is today's featured cut, "Old Joe's Place" is about a run-down greasy spoon diner.
I'd be remiss if I didn't mention that all performers sing and play their instruments in all the songs from the movie. Unlike most live concert scenes in film, "A Mighty Wind" saw it's talented cast actually perform live in those parts.
In addition to the live track, I've included The Folksmen's hilarious cover of "Start Me Up" by the Rolling Stones.