A little over a year and a half ago, we blogged about the early signs of what we predicted would be a major banjo resurgence, with particular reference to an article about Mumford & Sons that was published in Rolling Stone entitled "God, Beer & Banjos". (Click here to see the original article) There is no denying that in the last couple of years, the banjo has been seemingly unavoidable due in large part to the multitude of different bands using the humble instrument as a core part of a sound that spans a plethora of different genres. But no band has done more to put the banjo firmly back on the music map than Mumford & Sons.
The GRAMMYS® are this Sunday and 10 Deering Banjo artists are up for awards. Mumford and Sons is even up Record of the Year! Be sure to watch them on CBS this Sunday, February 10th. Mumford and Sons will be performing as well!