Interview: Ted Dwane and Winston Marshall of 'Best New Artist' Grammy Nominee Mumford & Sons
Last week, London-based band Mumford & Sons received "Best New Artist" and "Best Rock Song" Grammy nominations. If the Grammys had a category for "Best Live Show," they probably would've scored that as well—as anyone who attended their October show at the Hollywood Palladium would probably attest.
The band had such a command of the stage that they were able to perform a completely unplugged version of their song "Sister" as the 4,000 people in attendance strained to hear every note—moving as one organism as the crowd pressed closer to the stage.
All four band members (Marcus Mumford, "Country" Winston Marshall, Ben Lovett and Ted Dwane) are multi-instrumentalists, self-taught on instruments such as the dobro, banjo, string bass and mandolin. The band has been touring almost nonstop since forming in 2007, and with the release of their first full album, Sigh No More, they've been playing sold-out shows around the world.