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Deering Raises Over $25,000 for Charity

2013 Deering Charity BanjosThe Deering Banjo Company raised $25,777.68 for charity this summer through the auctioning off of one of a kind Deering Goodtime Gentlemen of the Road banjos signed by Mumford and Sons. A different banjo was made for each Gentlemen of the Road Stopover date. There were five banjos in total, each bearing the location’s name as well as signatures from all four members of the band.
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Compass Records Artists Take Top Bluegrass Award Honors

Claire LynchRaleigh, NC -- At the sold-out International Bluegrass Music Awards tonight at Raleigh’s Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts, Compass Records bluegrass artists won seven total awards, including the top prize, the Entertainer of the Year award. Reigning Entertainers of the Year The Gibson Brothers took the prize for the second consecutive year, as well as awards for Vocal Group of the Year and Song of the Year, with the title track from They Called It Music, which was also nominated for Album of the Year. Eric Gibson also received the Songwriter of the Year award.

Mumford Pays Homage to Undisputed King of String Band World, Del McCoury

Mumford and McCouryThe Del McCoury Band is currently in Guthrie, Oklahoma with Mumford and Sons at their Gentlemen of the Road festival! Night one of Gentlemen of the Road was one for the books with Marcus Mumford (Mumford and Sons) and Jeff Austin (Yonder Mountain String Band) sitting in for The Del McCoury Bands first set. Also sitting in for the bands set were Larry Kell, Danny Barnes and Mumford fiddler Ross Holmes. Proof again that you never know who is going to show up when Del plays!

Look Out for the Deering Banjo Bus

Deering Banjo BusSpring Valley, CA -- Look out for the Deering Banjo Bus on the road this summer as it travels to events across the country. Get ready to talk about the #banjobus! The UK and Europe’s award winning Banjo specialist shop Eagle Music are said to be delighted with the prestigious invitation by Mumford & Sons to unlock the secrets of the banjo to their fans.

Mumford & Sons Log 5th Consecutive Album Of The Year For Indies

Mumford & Sons2013 marked another strong night for independents at the Grammy Awards, taking 36 of 79 non-producer categories, including Album of the Year and Best Album wins in 18 categories. Mumford & Sons' win for Album of the Year is the fifth consecutive trophy for indies in the category, following Robert Plant & Alison Krauss (Concord/Rounder), Taylor Swift (Big Machine), Arcade Fire (Merge), and Adele (who is signed to and marketed by Beggars/XL outside of the U.S.). win for Album of the Year is the fifth consecutive trophy for indies in the category, following Robert Plant

Banjos and Grammys Make For a Good Time

Mumford & Sons: BabelSpring Valley, CA -- The 2013 Grammy Award Nominations were announced on Wednesday, December 5th, 2012 and proves the fact that the banjo has gone mainstream. Deering Artists were nominated in 13 different categories - including such major categories as Album of the Year and Best Rock Song. Deering Banjo Artists nominated were Mumford and Sons, Taylor Swift, The Avett Brothers, Eric Church, Dierks Bentley, The Carolina Chocolate Drops, Noam Pikelny, The Steep Canyon Rangers, and Stephen Wade.

Mumford & Sons in the Top Running for Grammy Nominations

Grammy AwardNashville, TN -- Nominations for the 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards® (www.grammy.com) were announced by The Recording Academy® and reflected an eclectic mix of the best and brightest in music over the past year, as determined by the voting members of The Academy. For the fifth year, nominations for the annual GRAMMY Awards were announced on primetime television as part of "The GRAMMY® Nominations Concert Live!! — Countdown To Music's Biggest Night®," a one-hour CBS (www.cbs.com) entertainment special broadcast live for the first time ever from Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tenn. The 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards will be held on "GRAMMY Sunday," Feb. 10, 2013, at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles and once again will be broadcast live in high-definition TV and 5.1 surround sound on CBS from 8 – 11:30 p.m. (ET/PT). For updates and breaking news, please visit The Recording Academy's social networks on Twitter and Facebook: www.twitter.com/thegrammys, www.facebook.com/thegrammys. For a complete nominations list, please visit www.grammy.com.

Mumford's Gentlemen of the Road Economic Impact Study Revealed

Gentlemen On The Road TourBristol, TN/VA -- August 11, 2012 will go down in history as the day British folk rockers Mumford & Sons invaded Historic Downtown Bristol, Tennessee and Virginia with their Gentlemen of the Road Tour--and brought 17,500 music fans with them. Gentlemen of the Road Tour made four stops in the United States, and Bristol was the only Stopover in the southeast. Now we know the full benefit of such an event to our community in the way of tax revenue to the Bristol region.

Banjo Album Hits #1 On Billboard Charts with Mumford and Sons “Babel”

Billboard Cover/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.

Mumford and Sons Top Charts with “Babel”

BabelNashville, TN -- The Americana Music Association congratulates its 2011 Americana Emerging Artist Mumford & Sons on its No. 1 Billboard Top 200 debut, Babel, this week. Recent releases Tempest, by the first ever Best Contemporary Folk/Americana GRAMMY® winner (2007) Bob Dylan, and The Carpenter, by three time Americana Group/Duo of the Year The Avett Brothers (2007, 2010, 2011), both debuted in the Top 5 of Billboard’s September 19th chart. In addition, the self-titled Lumineers album strongly represent Americana as one of the best selling music genres according to Billboard’s Top 20 today.

Deering Banjos Joins Mumford and Sons On Tour

Mumford & SonsBy: Jamie Latty
Deering Banjo Company is delighted to announce that we will be teaming up with British folk rockers Mumford & Sons on three of their four highly anticipated Gentlemen of the Road Stopover shows during August 2012. With a new album looming, Mumford & Sons have personally handpicked each location on the stopover creating a series of full day festivals, essentially turning the town into a celebration of local music, local food and of course the people who make it...and Deering will be with them every step of the way with a selection of banjos for you to try as well as enthusiastic Deering staff members offering lessons, tips, advice and a welcoming smile! border=0 height=200 width=256 /

Virginia Tourism Corporation Offers Chance to See Mumford and Sons in Bristol

Mumford & SonsRichmond, VA -- British folk rock band Mumford & Sons chose Bristol, Virginia as one of the U.S. towns for their Gentlemen of the Road tour. The sold out show takes place in the heart of downtown Bristol, the birthplace of country music, on August 11. The Virginia Tourism Corporation is offering music lovers a way to get in on the fun with the Gentlemen of the Road: The Crooked Road to Bristol Sweepstakes. U.S. residents 21 and older can enter to win a VIP experience to see Mumford & Sons perform at http://www.Virginia.org/CrookedRoadSweeps

Mumford and Sons Announce Gentlemen of the Road Tour, Stopover in Bristol

Mumford & SonsBristol, TN/VA -- Back in January the National Trust Main Street Center contacted Believe in Bristol about an exciting promotional opportunity to showcase Historic Downtown Bristol, VA/TN on an international scale. A multi award-winning, platinum-selling music act was setting up a small tour across America.

Mumford & Sons Featured in Bluegrass Documentary The Porchlight Sessions

Mumford & SonsNorwich, Norfolk, UK -- UK-based banjo shop Banjos Direct has announced its sponsorship of 'The Porchlight Sessions' the feature-length film documentary about Bluegrass music which will be released in the UK later this year. The film features Bluegrass stars of every generation, from Dr Ralph Stanley and Del McCoury through to British new-folk stars Mumford & Sons who have become widely accepted by the Bluegrass scene. Founder and CEO of Banjos Direct, Simon Middleton, has become an Associate Producer of the The Porchlight Sessions and is championing the movie in the UK.

Americana to Present Big Easy Express at Nashille Film Festival

Big Easy ExpressNashville, TN – March 27, 2012: The Americana Music Association is proud to present the closing night screening of Big Easy Express at the 2012 Nashville Film Festival (NaFF) presented by Nissan, April 26, at 7:30 p.m. at the Regal Green Hills Cinema.

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