Mumford & Sons Stomp Like There’s No Tomorrow
Mumford & Sons have slowly but surely been getting the ears of music listeners turned their way over the past two years. The UK foursome have been finding their success by relying on mixing old-school music biz tactics (endless touring), with a new school approach to things (financing their own album, avoiding big labels). Of course, having Arcade Fire producer Markus Dravs steering the ship for your debut album doesn't hurt, either. Sigh No More was released in 2009, and landed Mumford & Sons two Grammy nominations for Best New Artist and Best Rock Song, plus a win in the Best British Album category at the Brits.
As I mentioned in a post earlier this week, their performance at the Grammys was a personal highlight of the show. Sigh No More is a great debut, but the band's strength really is their live shows. For that reason, all of you should see for yourself (that is, if you haven't already) the power of Marcus Mumford and the lads in action, performing Roll Away Your Stone on the smaller Glastonbury acoustic stage in 2010.