The name may suggest an old family business, but Mumford & Sons was only established in 2007. In just five years they became one of the most successful indie folk groups in the world.
This compelling biography explores their career, their musical influences and their improbable family backgrounds in which religion, wealth and privilege all played a part.
Inspired by traditional American music and acoustic instrumentation, Mumford & Sons tapped into the example of The Old Crow Medicine Show and other neo-traditionalists who followed in the wake of the O Brother Where Art Thou? roots revival to create their own unique sound.
Theirs is a strangely fascinating story in which four ex-public school boyswith a fondness for literary references put their own spin on old timey musicand rose from playing in cramped basement bars to selling out stadiums asmulti-platinum, Grammy Award-winning folk artists.