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Sunday, September 23 2012

Forgetting the Roots: Does It Matter Who Makes Folk Music?

The authenticity trap: How did folk music end up in such a paradoxical place?


Thursday, October 27 2011

The Power of Communion: A Chat with Ben Lovett of Mumford & Sons

Mumford & Sons' Ben Lovett didn't like the way that the world of booking and promoting musicians was being handled -- so he completely reinvented it.


Columns

Wednesday, October 31 2012

Today’s "New" Music Is All Folked Up

One of today’s biggest musical trends owes a debt to one of music’s oldest traditions – buddies gathered on a front porch jamming with guitars, banjos, and mandolins. Some of today’s most popular groups sound like they belong in the Appalachian Mountains in the 1920s, not on alternative radio of the 2010s.


Reviews

Tuesday, September 25 2012

Mumford & Sons: Babel

Mumford & Sons seem to have figured out that there is more than one way to put together a song. This tweaking of their songwriting technique gives this album a decent flow, and makes it a much smoother listen than Sigh No More.


Thursday, August 16 2012

The Corduroy Road: Two-Step Silhouette

The Corduroy Road offer listeners a sometimes dark, sometimes somber ride through the American South.


Wednesday, July 27 2011

Telluride Bluegrass Festival: 16 - 19 June 2011 (Sunday)

Four days of sun, banjos, snow, Mumfords, fiddles, and rock gods at 10,000 feet.


Tuesday, May 17 2011

Railroad Revival Tour: 26 April 2011 - Austin, TX

From the unconventional way of travel, to the venue, right down to the train conductor who rang the arrival bell to introduce each act, the Railroad Revival Tour was an event to be remembered.


Wednesday, February 17 2010

Mumford & Sons: Sigh No More

With their debut LP of rousing Americana, this quartet of Londoners puts most American roots-rockers to shame.


Blogs

Sunday, September 23 2012

Mumford & Sons Play New Songs and the Beatles on 'SNL'

Last night Mumford & Sons played two songs on 'SNL' ahead of their release of 'Babel' this week. But the highlight was their skit where instead of playing Americana guys, they went back to their homeland for inspiration in portraying the Beatles.


News

Thursday, November 8 2012

The Mumford & Sons Handmade Aesthetic Is Rocking the Music World

LOS ANGELES — Describing the latest album from his band Mumford & Sons, Ben Lovett sidesteps much of the language artists often use to talk about their


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