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August 17, 2012

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Mumford & Sons goofing off at Chicago Music Exchange find "The SG"

Marcus Mumford and Winston Marshall of Mumford & Sons stopped by Chicago Music Exchange Thursday before their big gig at the Chicago Theatre. After touring the vault and playing all sorts of rare vintage Gibsons, Winston went hunting specifically for an old SG and wound up falling in love with a special one  the '79 Gibson "The SG" that used to belong to CME's very own Joel Bauman. Joel was a little sad to see it go but took solace in the fact that Winston rocked the sold-out Chicago Theater on his former axe that very night. During their performance Winston said, "Chicago changed me" as he pulled out "The SG" and played it instead of his trusty banjo on 5 songs.

Mumford & Sons have been on a US tour all summer in anticipation of their sophomore album "Babel" due out September 24, 2012, but available for pre-order now. We predict that Winston's new SG will have their third album genre jumping from folk to rock.

Watch the trailer for Mumford & Sons new album Babel due out September 24, 2012.

A handful of this summers shows are at their Gentlemen of the Road festival. Gentlemen of the Road is a very cool, unique twist on the typical festival. Here's how they explain it:

"We come into town Friday, stop over for the night, start early on Saturday, play music all day with our friends at an amazing, unique location. One site with two stages alternating sets with some of our favorite acts from around the world. And then, once the main event is over, we curate a series of afterparties and events throughout the town. We bring in local food and vendors to help us celebrate the town and the people."

Gentlemen of the Road Documentary, pt. 1:

Gentlemen of the Road Documentary, pt. 2:

Gentlemen of the Road Documentary, pt. 3:

Gentlemen of the Road Documentary, pt. 4:

Chrissy Hansen
Chrissy Hansen