/Deering/By: David Bandrowski
Incredible news this week! A banjo album hits #1 on the Billboard charts in the form of Mumford & Sons greatly anticipated sophomore effort, Babel, which features Deering Banjo Artist Winston Marshall and his Deering Eagle II banjo with a Kavanjo Banjo Pick-Up.
Babel sold over 600,000 copies during its debut week blowing away the previous record held by pop sensation Justin Bieber with his release Believe which sold 374,000 in its first week. We suspect that the lack of a certain five stringed instrument may have hindered Justin’s success.
The album comes three years (almost to the day) after their debut release Sigh No More helped bring banjo to the forefront of modern music and is currently #1 on the Billboard 200 charts and also #1 Billboards Rock Albums, Folk Albums, Alternative Albums, and Independent Albums charts!
They are also the cover story on Billboard Magazine. Read The Story Here.
Mumford & Sons received the Americana Music Association's 2011 Emerging Artist of the Year award. Earlier this year, Deering Banjo Company announced that they would be teaming up with the British folk rockers Mumford & Sons on three of their four highly anticipated "Gentlemen of the Road" stopover shows during August 2012.em