Description of Mumford and Sons Music:
Mumford and Sons Lineup:
Ben Lovett - vocals, keys, accordion, drums
Country Winston Marshall - vocals, banjo, dobro
Ted Dwane - vocals, string bass, drums, guitar
Recommended Mumford and Sons CDs:
Purchase/Download Mumford and Sons MP3s:
"Feel the Tide" (from Live at Shepherd's Bush)
"White Blank Page (from Sigh No More)
Mumford and Sons Biography:
There, he took to playing drums for Laura Marling before reuniting with his school friend Ben Lovett and forming Mumford and Sons in 2007. The band cut its teeth at the same clubs as their contemporaries - Marling, Noah and the Whale, Johnny Flynn, and others. A year or so after forming, they allied themselves with a manager who introduced them to Island Records. However, Island decided not to sign them at the time because they felt the band wasn't ready for major label support. Nonetheless, in mid-2008, Mumford performed at Glastonbury and hit the road in Australia with Marling.
Also in '08, the band recorded its first EP - Love Your Ground. They continued touring in Ireland and the U.S., where they found hugely supportive and enthusiastic audiences. Finally in mid-2009, the band inked a deal with Island Records in the UK and Glassnote in the U.S., releasing Sigh No More, in August of that year (February 2010 in the U.S.). By then, after spending a couple years on the road, they were well-poised for UK music scene domination. The disc rocketed to Number One in Ireland (as well as in Australia and New Zealand) and reached Number Two on the UK chart.
In 2010, they scored two Grammy nominations and won a Brit Award for Best British Album in 2011, for Sigh No More.
After making their U.S. debut in late 2010, Mumford and Sons returned to the States in 2011 to do a tour of festivals and more. Delivering stirring performances at festivals as variant as Coachella, Wakarusa, and Bonnaroo, Mumford solidified their American fanbase. So, it came as little surprise that they received four more Grammy nominations in 2011, as they returned to England to work on a follow-up effort to their first full-length album.
As for the sophomore album, there's no word of its release date yet, but songs from it were performed throughout their 2011 tour (including those festival dates.