Winston Marshall is the banjo player for the band Mumford and Sons.
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!
The 55th Annual Grammy Nominations are out and artists who play Deering banjos are heavily represented - including one of the biggest categories of them all, Album of the Year!
View a full 53 minute concert of Mumford & Sons live on Letterman. Enjoy!
Deering Banjo Company is delighted to announce that we will be teaming up with British folk rockers Mumford & Sons on three of their four highly anticipated Gentlemen of the Road Stopover shows during August 2012. With a new album looming, Mumford & Sons have personally handpicked each location on the stopover creating a series of full day festivals, essentially turning the town into a celebration of local music, local food and of course the people who make it…and Deering will be with them every step of the way with a selection of banjos for you to try as well as enthusiastic Deering staff members offering lessons, tips, advice and a welcoming smile!