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    Folk and bluegrass tour companions and recording

    Folk and bluegrass tour companions and recording in Nashville, Tennessee, America's country capital, may have won them their Best Americana Album Grammy nomination this year.

    What does Folk and bluegrass tour companions and recording mean?

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    Re: Folk and bluegrass tour companions and recording

    Without knowing the full story, it's hard to say whether it means that "they" (whoever it is who won the Best Americana Album Grammy nomination) went on tour with other "folk and bluegrass" bands or if perhaps two bands have been nominated and they went on tour together.

    Can you tell us who the bands/singers are? Can you tell us which one of them (or both) has been nominated for a Grammy?

    You need to separate the two halves of the first part:

    [Being] folk and bluegrass tour companions - and recording in Nashville - are the two things which have won them their nominations.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Folk and bluegrass tour companions and recording

    If you haven't heard Mumford & Sons, get online now, and they will blow your mind. Check out the songs "the Cave" or "I Will Wait." Done? Maybe now you have an idea of how an infectious sound can spring a young British band to amazing heights. The group earned two 2013 Grammy awards, and in 2012 their album Babel had the second highest new album sales. But Mumford's four unrelated members offer more than that they invite you to join them.

    The Mumford Family Tree
    They make fans feel at home and strive to make their music accessible online, keep ticket prices low and tour as much as possible. "We're pretty intent on touring for the rest of our lives, really." claims Marcus Mumford, and they're already traveled around the U.S. 10 times. Their variety of locations also lets them grow the Mumford family tree, ranging from outdoor festival audiences of thousands upon thousands to smaller gatherings at indoor clubs. That's probably why throngs of American teens and British Prime Minister David Cameron, who requested they perform at White House, name them their favorite band.

    Roots Across Borders
    These London locals clearly have major followings in their home country and in the U.S. , but what is it that appeals to both? The reason might well be that their style takes its cues more from American flavors than British. Folk and bluegrass tour companions and recording in Nashville, Tennessee, America's country capital, may have won them their Best Americana Album Grammy nomination this year. At the same time, you can find allusions to Shakespeare, The Odyssey and the Bible in their music - there truly is something for everyone.

    My Fan-Study Notes: Mumford & Sons
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    Re: Folk and bluegrass tour companions and recording

    Quote Originally Posted by sitifan View Post
    If you haven't heard Mumford & Sons, get online now, and they will blow your mind. Check out the songs "the Cave" or "I Will Wait." Done? Maybe now you have an idea of how an infectious sound can spring a young British band to amazing heights. The group earned two 2013 Grammy awards, and in 2012 their album Babel had the second highest new album sales. But Mumford's four unrelated members offer more than that they invite you to join them.

    The Mumford Family Tree
    They make fans feel at home and strive to make their music accessible online, keep ticket prices low and tour as much as possible. "We're pretty intent on touring for the rest of our lives, really." claims Marcus Mumford, and they're already traveled around the U.S. 10 times. Their variety of locations also lets them grow the Mumford family tree, ranging from outdoor festival audiences of thousands upon thousands to smaller gatherings at indoor clubs. That's probably why throngs of American teens and British Prime Minister David Cameron, who requested they perform at White House, name them their favorite band.

    Roots Across Borders
    These London locals clearly have major followings in their home country and in the U.S. , but what is it that appeals to both? The reason might well be that their style takes its cues more from American flavors than British. Folk and bluegrass tour companions and recording in Nashville, Tennessee, America's country capital, may have won them their Best Americana Album Grammy nomination this year. At the same time, you can find allusions to Shakespeare, The Odyssey and the Bible in their music - there truly is something for everyone.
    Thank you for the rest of the context. It means that the fact that Mumford and Sons have been on tour with folk and bluegrass musicians/singers/bands and the fact that they have recorded in Nashville may have both contributed to their receiving that nomination.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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