Billy Bragg & Joe Henry perform ‘Gentle On My Mind’ from their album “Shine A Light: Field Recordings From The Great American Railroad” recorded and mixed by Ryan Freeman. A pair of N22s capture Billy and Joe’s vocals while a single N8 picks up acoustic guitar.
In March 2016 Billy Bragg and Joe Henry, guitars in hand, boarded a Los Angeles-bound train at Chicago’s Union Station looking to reconnect with the culture of American railroad travel and the music it inspired. Winding along 2,728 miles of track over four days, the pair recorded classic railroad songs in waiting rooms and at trackside while the train paused to pick up passengers.
Director : Ray Foley
DOP: Mark Lindsay
Editor: Tim Hansberry