The film Song One, which stars Anne Hathaway and Mary Steenburgen, and which features original songs written by Jenny Lewis and Jonathan Rice and a score co-composed by Lewis, Rice, and Walcott, is being released January 23rd, 2015.
Jenny Lewis’s The Voyager (featuring keyboards and a string arrangement by Walcott), She & Him’s Classics(featuring piano and trumpet by Walcott), U2’s Songs of Innocence (Acoustic Sessions) (featuring trumpet by Walcott), Beck’s Song Reader, (featuring keyboards by Walcott on Beck’s version of his song “Heaven’s Ladder”), Conor Oberst’s Upside Down Mountain (featuring keyboards, horn and woodwind arrangements, and trumpet by Walcott), First Aid Kit’s Stay Gold (featuring keyboards and string and woodwind arrangements by Walcott), and Jason Mraz’s Yes! (featuring keyboards by Walcott) have all recently been released.
Walcott composed and recorded (alongside fellow Bright Eyes member Mike Mogis) the score for the film The Fault In Our Stars, which opened in the United States June 6 2014 as the number one film in the country.
–Some nice things happening lately!–Helped compose the score for Song One (starring Anne Hathaway) with the wonderful Jenny Lewis and Johnathan Rice–and helped them out a little with playing and arranging some things on some of the songs for the film as well…Also, recently wrapped up sessions with First Aid Kit for their new record, playing piano, hammond, and writing string and woodwind arrangements. Details soon!
–Recently wrapped up a couple weeks in the studio with Zavalaz. More about that soon!
—“Stuck In Love” is now available in iTunes! It was the #1 downloaded indie film for a couple weeks recently. Download it while supplies last!
–Some new records are out (or coming out soon)—–
“Fanfare”, the forthcoming Jonathan Wilson record, will be out soon. Played some trumpet on the album–and one of the songs involves accompanying the magical vocalising of David Crosby.
Also, the Man Man record “On Oni Pond” is out now on Anti- records. Played a little trumpet on this one too and also wrote a string arrangement for one of the songs.
Audio coming soon to the listen page–but pick these records up when you can! They’re both great and were made by wonderful friends and amazing artists….
—New dates coming: will be joining Gus Seyffert’s Willoughby for some dates soon and will also join Jonathan Wilson and his amazing band at his record release show at the Troubadour Nov 15. Specific info coming soon!
–Some recent shows:
—Recently did a little playing with old friends Jake Bellows, Conor Oberst, First Aid Kit, and the Felice Brothers up at the Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival in Golden Gate Park in San Francisco. What a beautiful festival!…also joined Conor and the Felice Bros in Santa Monica at the Way Over Yonder festival and at Pappy Harriet’s in Pioneertown.
Other recent performances: ….played with the Living Sisters at Inara George’s tribute to Eleni Mandell at the Theatricum Botanicum in Topanga Canyon recently…And also got to join others performing, such as Becky Stark, Gus Seyffert, Harper Simon and Benji Hughes–and was lucky enough to sit in with the amazing Van Dyke Parks on a song.
Oh and additionally, not long ago played Largo in Los Angeles with Johnathan Rice. It was a great night of music, as the Living Sisters were also on the bill, and was fortunate enough to be able to join them as well…
–New dates coming soon! …Will be joining the wonderful Becky Stark for a couple gigs in early September at the Nevada City Film Festival.
–Recently played this festival with Johnathan Rice. Also in the band were Jason Boesel, Nik Freitas, and Neal Casal, and it was great fun! Dawes, Jonathan Wilson, and Matt Sweeney were also on the bill and they all sounded so great.
–There have been some nice times working with a pretty special and wide variety of folks in the studio lately: Jason Mraz, Jordin Sparks, and Hamilton Leithauser, to name a few. Great jams!! More info on that coming soon.
–Earlier this summer there was some travel with some folks: Joined Harper Simon for some shows on the east coast in July and in June went on a west coast tour with a wonderful new band by the name of Zavalaz.