Personnel: Bill Bryson.
Liner Note Author: Ken Kwapis.
Recording information: Universal Music Distribution.
Director: Ken Kwapis.
Editors: Julie Garcés; Carol Littleton.
Based on the 1998 New York Times best-seller by travel writer Bill Bryson, the 2015 film A Walk in the Woods is a comedy-drama about the trials of two old friends (played by Robert Redford and Nick Nolte) as they hike, or attempt to hike, the Appalachian Trail. In addition to two guitar-led instrumentals from the film's composer, Nathan Larson, its soundtrack bears an alt-country/indie folk-centered collection of contemporary recordings from artists including Blake Mills, Dwight Yoakam, Great Lake Swimmers, and Shovels & Rope, most defined by five tunes from atmospheric, dusty trail-evoking indie folk band Lord Huron. Their "The Birds Are Singing at Night" was previously unreleased. ~ Marcy Donelson