The February edition of Acoustic Guitar magazine is now available from news stores.
The main attraction is the cover story of much-vaunted Mumford And Sons, described by the magazine as Chart-Topping Folk-Rockers, but embraced as well by bluegrass fans who inhabit the big tent.
The feature consists of an interview with the British quartet; Marcus Mumford (guitar, mandolin and drums), Ted Dwane (upright bass), Ben Lovett (accordion and keyboards) and Country Winston Marshall (banjo and resophonic guitar) – with emphasis on their focus on the song; what’s important to them.
Elsewhere the magazine’s staff name their best acoustic album of 2012, with Punch Brothers and the Matt Flinner Trio both getting a few mentions. Others cited include albums by Darrell Scott and Tim O’Brien; Sara Watkins; Trampled By Turtles; Old Crow Medicine Show; the various artists’ Foggy Mountain Special: A Bluegrass Tribute to Earl Scruggs; Laurie Lewis; Infamous Stringdusters; Carolina Chocolate Drops; and singer-songwriter Tift Merritt, who is the subject of another story.
The 5 Songs To Play include Mumford And Sons The Cave, Steve Goodman’s City of New Orleans and the traditional Angeline The Baker.
For more information about these features and what else Acoustic Guitar has to offer, visit the magazine’s website.
Category: Bluegrass print media news
About the Author (Author Profile)
Richard F. Thompson is a long-standing free-lance writer specialising in bluegrass music topics.
A two-time Editor of British Bluegrass News, he has been seriously interested in bluegrass music since about 1970. As well as contributing to that magazine, he has, in the past 30 plus years, had articles published by Country Music World, International Country Music News, Country Music People, Bluegrass Unlimited, MoonShiner (the Japanese bluegrass music journal) and Bluegrass Europe.
He wrote the annotated series I’m On My Way Back To Old Kentucky, a daily memorial to Bill Monroe that culminated with an acknowledgement of what would have been his 100th birthday, on September 13, 2011.
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