Various Artist

American Folk (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

Marketing Highlights

FILM RELEASE: the award-winning film American Folk will be released theatrically in major markets and on-demand in conjunction with the soundtrack on January 26. The film and soundtrack will be cross-promoted at every opportunity. Theatrical release: Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle, Philadelphia, DC, Boston, Austin, Minneapolis, Chicago, Cleveland, Dallas, and Tampa.

SOUNDTRACK ARTISTS: features Joe and Amber and includes recordings from John Prine, Jerry Garcia, and David Grisman.

PRESS: Rolling Stone premiered “Someone Singing With Me.” Press campaign by Asha Goodman at Sacks & Co. (Chris Stapleton, Sturgill Simpson). Early Film Reviews by Hollywood Reporter, Variety and The Independent Critic.

TOUR: Joe Purdy and Amber Rubarth touring nationally after film premiere January and February in support of film and soundtrack.

RADIO: Americana and Folk radio campaign by Lindsay Reid (Thirty Tigers) and Kari Estrin.

SOCIAL STATS: American Folk: Facebook 50.9K, Twitter 2.8K, Instagram 243. Joe Purdy: Facebook 43.7K, Twitter 7K, Instagram 4.6K. Amber Rubarth: Facebook 6.7K, Twitter 3.7K, Instagram 2.9K.


Filmed over 3500 miles in 14 states, musicians Joe Purdy and Amber Rubarth star as two strangers, both folk musicians, whose fates become intertwined after their plane is grounded in California following the September 11th attacks. Both desperately needing to get back to New York, they embark on a cross-country journey in a 1972 Chevy Van. Along the way, the duo finds solace in their mutual love of classic folk songs, and raising their voices with everyday people they meet on the road. They re-discover the healing nature of music and bear witness to a nation of people who lift each other up in the wake of tragedy.


1. This Old Guitar
2. Some Humans Ain’t Human
3. Joni, Elliot (Dialogue from American Folk)
4. Red River Valley
5. Blackjack Davey
6. Pretty Saro (Instrumental)
7. Someone Singing With Me
8. Oh! Susanna (Instrumental)
9. Swing Low, Sweet Chariot
10. Freight Train
11. Play (Dialogue from American Folk)
12. New York
13. Hello Stranger
14. Moonlight
15. Oh Shenandoah
16. Lonesome Valley
17. Of Course (Dialogue from American Folk)
18. This Old Guitar (Full Version)
19. Townes

For Fans Of

Joe Purdy
Amber Rubarth
John Prine
Jerry Garcia
David Grisman

Home Market

Los Angeles, California

Album Details


Various Artist

Album Title

American Folk (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

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American Folk Records

Parent Label

Thirty Tigers


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