1. MUMFORD & SONS @ RED ROCKS | TUES-WEDS, 8/28-8/29 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. Their debut album, Sigh No More, released in the States in 2010, flows from loud and raucous on songs like "Little Lion Man" to slow and tragic on cuts like "White Blank Page." The band pulls in to Red Rocks for a pair of back-to-back sold out dates on Tuesday, August 28 with Dawes and Slow Club and Wednesday, August 29 with Dawes and Nathaniel Rateliff, followed by an appearance at this coming weekend's Jazz Aspen Snowmass.
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