This is a reminder: Go vote for Mumford & Sons in MTV's Musical March Madness! -
Mumford & Sons were up yesterday morning with approximately 80% of the vote, but now they’ve fallen to below 50% and are LOSING! You can vote multiple times before the website cuts you off for a “cooling down period,” so go vote Mumford & Sons. Don’t let the boys lose to the band F*cked Up in the first round! Go vote!!
Mumford And Sons to play for David Cameron and Barack Obama at the White House -
Band have been officially invited by [British] prime minister to perform alongside John Legend at tonight’s (March 14) gig.
Mumford and Sons will play for David Cameron and Barack Obama at a state dinner at the White House tonight (March 14).
The band have been personally invited to play the gig by prime minister Cameron, while Obama has booked singer John Legend to perform at the bash…
Mumford And Sons are also due to attend SXSW in Austin, Texas this Saturday (17), where their documentary film Big Easy Express is being shown.
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Mumford & Sons’ note and signatures inside the Guest Book at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium:
8th March 2012
Glory Glory Ryman!
Finest room to sing in in the world.
Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.
Mumford & Sons
Benjamin, Ted, Marcus, Winston
Glory Glory, indeed.
The Wayside Inn's New Giveaway -
Well, I’ve been on something of a self-imposed hiatus over the last week/month/a while now, but Jennifer from Mumford and Sons Blog with the help of a few other tumblr compatriots (thank you so much to (jburneya and meetva2000) did something pretty awesome while at the Ryman Auditorium just a few days ago aside from seeing M & S rock out. Something that I think warrants a little effort on my part.
She had Mr. Marcus Mumford of the ever-so wonderful Mumford & Sons sign a copy of Sigh No More Deluxe as pictured here. She explained to him that this would be given to someone who is donating to the causes they support via The Wayside Inn, specifically Amnesty International and Invisible Children. That Marcus is aware of our little project…well, you can imagine I was pretty…gobsmacked is a polite way of putting it.
How to Win This Autographed Copy of Sigh No More:
First, reblog! Then, donate. To be good to our word, only donors are up for winning this but if you donate once and reblog multiple times, you increase your chances.
Option A: Donate to Invisible Children via the Wayside Inn
The band has performed for IC, their music has been used in IC videos, most recently in the phenomenon that is the Kony 2012 viral film.
Option B: Donate to Amnesty International via The Wayside Inn
The band most recently took part in the Secret Policeman’s Ball to raise money for Amnesty International, an organization that works on human rights around the world.
(If crowdrise for whatever reason isn’t your thing, directly donating to these organizations and sending firstname.lastname@example.org your receipt will count.)
Whenever the combined total of the two fundraisers reaches $1000, we will select randomly a winner from the reblogs, selecting until we verify the winner is also a donor. As always, we recommend learning about what both IC and AI do and how your donation will help further the cause of human rights.
I’m happy to answer any questions you may have! Send them to my ask! Please put this on your twitter, fb, etc. Thanks again to Jennifer and all who have been such fantastic supporters and extra thanks to Marcus! Let’s see what we can do!
Just got home from Nashville and was going to give a little update before I go to bed (it’s 5am here and I have to work tomorrow, I’ll post in detail later). So quick updates, I had a nice chat with Winston today, found out when the album will come out and some of the songs that made the cut, finished getting all four boys to sign my set list. I have a pic of Marcus and I and he is signing the set list with a baseball hat on, it’s adorable! Dawes and Mumford sung “When my time comes together” and “Awake my soul” together. Jerry Douglas was there all 3 nights and they did “Awake my soul” & “The Boxer” every night together. Best part of the night was when Old Crow Medicine Show and Mumford sung “Wagon Wheel” unplugged. So I’ll post the videos later! Give you all something to look forward too! xoxo