Jim James of My Morning Jacket, Taylor Goldsmith of Dawes, Marcus Mumford of Mumford & Sons, Elvis Costello and Rhiannon Giddens of the Carolina Chocolate Drops come together to sing and record recently recovered Bob Dylan lyrics from 1967 era The Basement Tapes album, called Lost On The River. The New Basement Tapes is like an alt-folk Dream Team. It’s like if Charles Barkley, David Robinson and Larry Bird stopped shooting hoops and hit the studio. That metaphor actually sounds as bad as a Barkley-Robinson-Bird (BRB) album would be, but it was fun to briefly picture Charles Barkley ripping up an electric guitar with Jim James hair. The album was produced by producer/musician/soundtrack extraordinaire T Bone Burnett (True Detective, Nashville, Inside Llewyn Davis, Big Lebowski, Walk The Line).
Showtime will be airing a documentary starting November 21st, PM ET/PT. The Album, Lost On The River is out now.
Below are some clips from the recording sessions for the documentary on Showtime. They take turns with lead vocals and they each has such distinct styles. It is a lot of talent in one room and it shows. Johnny Depp is also there jamming along because when you are famous, people let you do awesome stuff.