“Whether it’s the beautiful music or the infectious sense of fun, Austin to Boston will no doubt charm audiences” – London Film Festival
“It’s the kind of American road trip that, I imagine, travellers fantasise about” – Filmoria
“An extremely pleasant watch, and potentially a gateway to some new music” – Vulture Hound
5 old VW camper vans. 4 bands. 3 thousand miles. 2 weeks.
The adventure starts after a fire-fuelled final night at Austin’s SXSW Music Festival, where the bands (Ben Howard, The Staves, Nathaniel Rateliff, Bear’s Den) pile into their rides and head northeast. They play everywhere from bars to barns, rooms to rooftops, packing out tiny venues and wowing crowds with their unique sounds.
During their journey, heavy rainstorms, multiple breakdowns, and cramped conditions remind them that sometimes to push through, you need to pull together.
As well as showcasing a small selection of very well performed songs from each of the bands’ repertoires, there are snippets of impromptu sing-a-longs to Bob Dylan’s The Man in Me, the traditional Down to the River, and a couple of other numbers that should delight fans of Coen Brothers’ films; well, fans of their soundtracks, at least.