Mumford and Sons
If artists like England's Mumford and Sons continue to produce some of the best music of the genre, the term "Americana" may eventually have to be replaced. Using classic American folk-rock ingredients like banjo, dobro and good old-fashioned misery, the band has become an increasingly growing musical phenomenon. Its debut album, Sigh No More, released in the States in 2010, flows from loud and raucous ("Little Lion Man") to slow and tragic ("White Blank Page"). The bandmembers are rumored to have written the majority of their forthcoming project, scheduled for release later this year, in Nashville in an effort to cultivate and bring out their rootsy influences.
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