Last month, roots rock’s biggest new stars Mumford & Sons toured via railroad with Old Crow Medicine Show and Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros. It was one of the most unconventional treks in years — a modern-day version of the Dead’s legendary Festival Express jaunt in the ’70s — and each gig was capped off with raucous collaborative performance. VH1 caught footage from the group’s Austin, TX show, where they paid tribute to folk icon Woody Guthrie for a cover of his classic “This Train Is Bound for Glory.” Watch it here.
Behind the Scenes photos from Mumford and Sons, Edward Sharpe, and Old Crowe’s railroad tour.
“All right, get on board, y’all — let’s get on down to New Orleans,” Old Crow’s Ketch Secor commands at the top. And they’re off, delivering a boot-stomping, party-starting rendition of “Train” packed with banjos, harmonicas, acoustic six-strings, and swaggering N’awlins-style brass. Guthrie would’ve been proud.
Mumford & Sons, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, and Old Crow Medicine Show, “This Train Is Bound for Glory”