The Avett Brothers, Joan Baez, Marcus Mumford, Patti Smith and Jack White will perform at a benefit concert Sept. 29 at The Town Hall in New York City to promote the Joel and Ethan Coen movie “Inside Llewyn Davis.”
A portion of the proceeds will benefit the National Recording Preservation Foundation. Rhiannon Giddens of Carolina Chocolate Drops, Lake Street Dive, Colin Meloy of The Decemberists, Milk Carton Kids, Conor Oberst, Punch Brothers, Secret Sisters, Gillian Welch & Dave Rawlings and Willie Watson will also perform along with stars from the film including Oscar Isaac (who plays the title role), Carey Mulligan, John Goodman and Stark Sands.
Tickets will go on sale Wednesday. The soundtrack will be released on Nov. 12 by Nonesuch Records and includes a previously unreleased recording of Bob Dylan performing his song “Farewell.”
The film, which won the Grand Prix at Cannes, has been set for a Dec. 6 opening by CBS Films in the U.S. The film follows a week in the life of a young folk singer as he navigates the Greenwich Village folk scene of 1961.
“Davis” is the Coen Brothers’ fourth collaboration with T Bone Burnett. The trio collaborated on the soundtrack for “O, Brother Where Art Thou?,” which won a Grammy for Album of the Year in 2002.