Music Monday

Mumford. Just that word alone sends shivers up my spine. Marcus Mumford’s voice just might be more magical than Harry Potter at Christmastime; more addicting than the crack in McDonald’s french fries; and just as trance-provoking as any deadmau5 “song” (if you can even call that noise, music). A few months before their latest album, Babel, was released, I heard a local radio station played this version of “The Boxer,” featuring Mumford on vocals. Of course Paul Simon is featured on the track along with Jerry Douglas who has worked with everyone from Ray Charles to Dolly Parton and performed on the “O Brother, Where Art Thou?” soundtrack, which happens to be one of my all time favorites. It’s just nice to know there are still artists committed to making great music amidst an industry so concerned with churning out music for $$$. Growing up, our house sang proudly with the Greats: The Beatles, Elton John, Fleetwood Mac, Bob Dylan…the list goes on. Somehow, Mumford and Sons manages to bring back that nostalgia while still brining something unique to the table, and this version of “The Boxer” couldn’t be a more perfect example. So turn up the volume, turn down the lights, and enjoy. :]


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