As witnessed by the track “Someone Singing With Me,” Joe Purdy and Amber Rubarth can, pardon the pun, make beautiful music together.The musicians are hoping that translates with the upcoming indie American Folk.
Shot in 14 states, the film centers on two folk musicians (Purdy, Rubarth) who become unlikely traveling companions after their plane is stuck in California after the 9/11 attacks. Both are focused on getting back to New York and aiding them on their cross-country journey is a 1972 Chevy Van and, one would hope, a deep abiding love for folk music. The comparisons to Once are inescapable, but if that means more moviegoers will catch American Folk, that’s probably a good thing.
The trailer shows that both Purdy and Rubarth are natural actors, and it’s great to hear both of these musicians tip their hat to Townes Van Zandt with the catchy tune “Townes.” Check out the trailer below and tell us what you think!
American Folk hits theaters and On Demand January 26, 2018.