In a Live Friday that’s sure to get all kinds of people all kinds of excited, today’s session is with Mumford and Sons. The band has gotten HUGE in the last 6 months or so, while at the same time surviving what some might regard as a critical snubbing. Okay, so they’re not the most brilliant band in the world, but they can write a catchy song and that’s half the battle right there. Digging back deep into the archives for this one, as I do try and keep the sessions featured on here pretty current, this set comes from that crazy time known as 2009. Back then, Mumford and Sons were just some young group of guys from overseas preparing for their first album to be released in America, where nobody had heard of them yet. Perhaps due to censorship issues, they avoid doing the hit single “Little Lion Man”, but happily throw four other songs our way. In the interview, which you can stream via the link below, they talk about how the band started, what their sonic influences are, and why Mumford is the “band dad” and the other guys are only “sons”. It’s kinda fun. So are the songs.
Mumford and Sons, Live on WXPN in 2009:
Mumford and Sons – White Blank Page (Live on WXPN)
Mumford and Sons – Timshel (Live on WXPN)
Mumford and Sons – Winter Winds (Live on WXPN)
Mumford and Sons – Sister (Live on WXPN)