MusicNotes from the XPN Morning Show: Bill Murray sings Bob Dylan in new film, Beck kicks-off Austin City Limits 40th season & Johnny Cash trail opens in Folsom, Calif.



In Bill Murray’s new film, “St. Vincent” the veteran actor/comedian takes on Bob Dylan’s “Shelter from the Storm” Check it out after the jump.

In “St. Vincent” Bill Murray plays a retired, drunk, gambling war veteran, retiree who takes a neighborhood boy under his wing. View a trailer form the film here.

Watch Bill Murray sing “Shelter from the Storm” from the film “St. Vincent” below.

Beck has kicked of the 40th season of PBS’ long running series “Austin City Limits”. Beck’s performance debuted this past weekend on PBS (Locally-WHYY) Most of the concert focuses on his latest album “Morning Phase” but Beck does perform several of his career hits including “Loser,” “Girl,” and “Where It’s At”

Watch Beck’s Austin City Limits performance below.

The “Johnny Cash Trail” has opened in Folsom, California. The city of Folsom, California, has revealed the first section of the trail which is a two-and-a-half mile section that includes a bridge that’s meant to look like Folsom State Prison’s east gate guard towers. It’s a tribute to Johnny Cash’s 1968 album “At Folsom Prison.” Future plans for the trail include a 40-foot steel statue of Cash.

Watch local news coverage of the opening of the Johnny Cash Trail here.


Courtney Love is doing an opera. The New York Times reports Love has taken on a role in “Kansas City Choir Boy,” which will be staged in January at the Prototype: Opera/Theater/Now Festival in New York. Composer Todd Almond tells the NY Times:

I’ve always been fascinated with Courtney Love, I love her voice, and I think she’s a great actress. And I thought she would find the character interesting. When I say ‘opera,’ I don’t mean it’s in an operatic style, I mean it in the sense that it’s a group of songs that tell a story. I write musicals, I write plays and I write what I call opera.

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