What Alternative Radio Means to Mumford & Sons

December 6, 2019

Last night's Not So Silent Night was an absolute blast. I loved Shaed's emotional honesty, Judah and the Lion's Blink-182 cover, the amazing flame-covered jumpsuit Nanna from Of Monsters and Men wore, Jimmy Eat World making me cry with "Hear You Me", Cage's intense crowd connection, and the jammy "Stoneflower" version of "Sunflower" that closed out Vampire Weekend's set. 

I will be honest though, for me, the true beating heart of our NSSN show was Mumford & Sons. I have loved that band for a long time. I remember singing along like I was in church the first time I saw them. So it was incredibly gratifying to look around at the sold out Barclays crowd and see 14,000 people having the time of their lives at our radio show. 

Our sold out #nssn crowd really loved @mumfordandsons. I did too. Worth waiting for.

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And true story: back in 2010, I brought "Little Lion Man" to my then boss and I'm pretty sure his initial response was "too twangy". So it's funny to watch Mumford talk to Kevan Kenney about being surprised that it was a breakthrough song on alternative radio in the above video. (That boss came around, btw.) Here are some shots of other NSSN bands:

A few band pics from last night’s unbelievable #nssn lineup. So proud to be part of the @alt923radio team.

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And here's a link to a fantastic gallery from the professionals. Thank you SO much for being part of OUR radio history. <3