What a huge honor!
It has been announced that Mumford And Sons will be receiving the very prestigious John Steinbeck Award this September.
The award definitely isn't something given lightly and has been given out since 1996 to "a writer, thinker, artist or activist who embodies the empathetic spirit and values of John Steinbeck, author of The Grapes of Wrath and Of Mice and Men."
The band will receive their award September 18th at Stanford University in a ceremony in which the band will have an acoustic performance as well.
The band will receive the award in part due to their Gentlemen Of The Road Fund, which has been supporting global and local charities fighting for social justice since 2006. “Mumford and Sons can also be linked to John Steinbeck through their music, especially songs such as ‘Timshel,’ ‘Dust Bowl Dance,’ and ‘Rose of Sharon,’ and through their advocacy of Steinbeck’s writings,” said Ted Cady, chair of the Steinbeck Award committee.
Previous musician recipients include Bruce Springsteen, John Mellencamp, and Jackson Browne. Definitely great company to be in!
Huge congrats to the guys!