The Civil Wars & T Bone Burnett, ‘Long Time Gone’ Video Premiere
If The Civil Wars are indeed breaking up, then they're going out on a meaningful note. Before the Grammy-winning duo announced that they were unable to continue touring together as a result of "internal discord and irreconcilable differences," they teamed with legendary producer T Bone Burnett to create the soundtrack for "A Place at the Table," a moving documentary about the growing problem of hunger in the U.S. The film, which is now in select theaters, opens viewers eyes to the 49 million people in the U.S. -- including one in every four children -- who don't know where their next meal is coming from.
"It hit home extremely hard for me," says The Civil Wars' John Paul White (quote via Roughstock). "As a very young husband and father, I was a part of the WIC and food stamps program. I don't like to dwell much on the past, but I hate to think where I would be without those programs. There were times that the only food on the table was a result of our enrollment. This contributes greatly to my deep attachment to this project. I'm thrilled to have had a small part in a film that exposes and highlights a pervasive problem right here at home."
"Being a part of 'A Place at the Table' opened my eyes to an epidemic that is happening in our country right now -- underneath many of our noses," adds Joy Williams. "It's happening to our neighbors, to our friends, to children. It's a silent battle that can be won, if we as a nation set our minds to ending it. Linking arms with T Bone Burnett to create music for such a timely and important film as this was an honor."
The "A Place at the Table" soundtrack features 13 original songs penned by the Civil Wars and T Bone Burnett. Watch the exclusive world premiere of the video for one of those tracks, "Long Time Gone," featuring clips from the documentary below. The new music video is followed by a preview of "A Place at the Table" in the second video player.
Watch the Civil Wars & T. Bone Burnett's 'Long Time Gone' Video
Watch a Preview of 'A Place at the Table'