The United Kingdom has a long, rich tradition of folk artists. Bluegrass, on the other hand, isn't so prevalent in those parts. That all changed when Mumford & Sons emerged with their musical cocktail blend of folk, bluegrass, rock, and country.
The quartet consists of four vocalists who also play various instruments -- Marcus Mumford (guitar/drums), “Country” Winston Marshall (banjo/Dobro), Ben Lovett (keyboards), and Ted Dwane (bass). It was a shared passion for roots music that brought them together in late 2007, despite their individual attachments to other bands.
It didn't take long for Mumford & Sons to find a home in the flourishing underground folk scene in West London. A year later, they were on stage at the famed Glastonbury Festival without ever releasing anything.
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