Okay I admit it, I am as pumped up for a new album release today as I have been since…my mom brought home the Yellow Submarine when I was in Kindergarten.
I am really tired of the pre-packaged-Live-Nation tours of guys who really should be in a nursing home somewhere. Mick, it is enough. Bruce, I love ya but the live album was your swan song. And you released that 25 years ago. I am even tiring of Dave Matthews, the hardest working live performer around. Not to mention stuff like the Backstreet Boys and Aerosmith reunion tours.
Now today we have a fresh new sound of a band combines bluegrass sensibilities with rock and a narrative through line of guts and soul. Taylor Swift eat your heart out.
I stumbled onto Mumford and Sons when my buddy and I were on a bike trip in Death Valley. We were on a monstrous day long climb and the support vehicle was blaring the stuff. Ever since it’s been kind of my sound track for life.