The appearance of The Folksmen in A Mighty Wind was not their first performance.The Folksmen performed "Old Joe's Place" on the 3 November 1984 episode of Saturday Night Live, hosted by McKean. The same actors Harry Shearer, Christopher Guest and Michael appeared as the Folksmen on SNL and in The Mighty Wind. In 2001, the band "reunited" as the opening act for Spinal Tap's "Back from the Dead Tour". The Folksmen appeared in the video release, The Return of Spinal Tap. The Folksmen and the three main members of Spinal Tap are the same people, Harry Shearer, Christopher Guest and Michael.