Get Your Banjo Fix at The Gentlemen of The Road Stopovers this Summer

by Jamie Deering

Deering Banjo Company is delighted to announce that we will be teaming up with Mumford & Sons once again on their highly anticipated Gentlemen of the Road Stopover shows this summer 2015.

As in the past, personally hand-picked Stopover locations will offer a unique and unbelievable experience to attendees, essentially turning each town into a celebration of local music, food, and the people who make it.  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 free lessons, tips, advice, and a welcoming smile!

Contrary to recent reports, banjo remains alive and well in the Mumford camp and Winston’s beloved Deering Eagle II banjo has been amped up for their upcoming tour with the addition of a very classy black Deering banjo head and a nickel plated Kavanjo pickup.

Mumford & Sons are no strangers to thinking way outside of the box when it comes to touring and giving back to their fans. As they so eloquently put it…

A Stopover is a celebration of a real place, with real people. It’s a bridge between the culture of a music festival and actual culture as lived by real-life people. We bring the music, the stage, the flags and the fans; everything else belongs to the town. Their energy and enthusiasm, their civic pride…their favorite local beer. We’ve found it to be a beautiful thing – maybe the most beautiful thing that we do.”

“Since 2012 we have ‘Stopped-over’ in tiny rural towns (Dungog, Australia), small cities (Portland, Maine), places rich with history (Bristol, Virginia) or ancient tradition (Lewes, UK), and tiny gems just waiting to be discovered (Dixon, Illinois). We had 8,000 campers on a levee on the banks of the Great Miami River (Troy, Ohio), and even more on one of Canada’s oldest fairgrounds (Simcoe, Ontario). We’ve played by the edge of the North Atlantic (Galway, Ireland), and on an endless expanse of dusty red clay in the heart of America (Guthrie, Oklahoma). Each town imprints its own experience onto the Stopover, and each Stopover is unique.

“Our journey as Gentlemen of the Road will take us back across America, to Scotland, and beyond. We have more camping, bigger acts, and bigger plans than ever before. We couldn’t be more proud and excited to introduce you to our latest group of amazing towns. We’d of course love to see you at all of our shows, but if you can see just one, and you can make it…to Walla Walla, or Salida, or Aviemore, or Waverly, or Seaside Heights…we promise you’ll get more back than you can possibly imagine.”

Come out and join Deering, Mumford & Sons, and a host of fantastic supporting acts who will guarantee nothing less than a great time!

Deering will be attending the following Gentlemen of the Road Stopovers:

  • June 5/6  Seaside Heights, NJ
  • June 19/20  Waverly, IA
  • July 31/Aug 1  Aviemore, Scotland
  • Aug 14/15  Walla Walla, WA
  • Aug 21/22  Salida, CO

For tickets and more information, visit gentlemenoftheroad.com

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