Concerts in Montreal, Toronto and Hamilton play folk indie rock to adoring fans
Since then, the band of West London lads have been on a whirlwind rise in popularity. Three concerts in Canada in October player to enthusiastic audiences.
The audiences are young, general university age, and know the songs. The difference in energy level between the concerts and the 102.1 Edge FM studio broadcast is immense.
Mumford and Sons sounds new even though Celtic folk music is centuries old. They are a breath of optimistic fresh air.
The band whooped up the tempo and crowd at the Air Canada Centre October 25th. The ACC is too large for the band’s under 20,000 seat audiences however they keep the emotional level going despite the venue.
Then it was onto Hamilton on the 26th and Montreal on the 27th. Only last weekend they played at Neil Young’s Bridge Street School benefit concert.
Folk music didn’t die. It just morphed into a new format with Mumford and Sons and other young indie bands.
They’re also social media savvy. Along with dozens of fans videos, the band posted their own video of Timshel from last night in Montreal. I was going to post 4 hours ago but I could see they were still posting more videos. The last one isn’t titled yet, a work in progress. By the time you read this there may be more.
You can also find Winter Winds posted from last night on their YouTube Channel along with 9 other videos from the Montreal concert.
Mumford and Sons next appear in Portland Oregon on December 6th, and December 7th in Seattle Washington. Check their site for more dates.
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