Video: The Family Jams Trailer


The early 2000s were a really good time for music if you were a dude with a beard or a woman who sounded like an old lady. Devendra Banhart and Joanna Newsom found their voices, Antony Johnson became an unlikely megastar, but more importantly, there was a lot of collaboration from everyone involved in the new folk/freak folk/whatever you want to call it scene. Now that we've got a little distance, filmmaker Kevin Barker is releasing The Family Jams, a documentary that follows Banhart, Newsom and Vetiver on their Summer 2004 tour. Our hope is that this will be part of an ongoing document of a pretty crazy movement, or at the very least, somehow answer where the hell Joanna Newsom went. Even if neither happens, you can expect childlike wonder and probably some tapestries.

Video: The Family Jams Trailer