For those of you who were looking forward to seeing Mumford and Sons at the 40th annual Telluride Bluegrass Festival tonight (Thursday, June 20), there is some bad news. Unfortunately, Mumford and Sons have had to pull out of the gig and have instead been replaced.
Mumford and Sons were set to headline the 40th annual Telluride Bluegrass Festival tonight but, while fans are disappointed to learn that they have pulled out, there is some good news. It has been confirmed that Steve Martin and The Steep Canyon Rangers have been brought in to replace Mumford and Sons.
It is understandable that Mumford and Sons have decided to pull out of the gig, as they are giving bassist Ted Dwane time to recover from his brain surgery, which saw him have a blood clot removed last week. Mumford and Sons have had to pull out of a number of gigs recently, so it was to be expected.
However, as the old saying goes, every cloud has a silver lining, and we are sure that Steve Martin and The Steep Canyon Rangers, which also features Paul Simon's singer/songwriter wife Edie Brickell, will delivier a fantastic performance.