Officially announced today, Bob Dylan will be joining two of the most celebrated folk bands of today on stage at the Grammys: Mumford and Sons and The Avett Brothers.
Bob Dylan, who will be performing on the awards show for only the fifth time in his extensive career, will join two bands whose influences can easily be heard in Dylan’s music. Mumford and Sons debut album, “Sigh No More,” was released to critical acclaim a year ago. “Sigh No More” features driving instrumentation and robust lyrics. The Avett Brothers, natives of North Carolina, have just recently been given the credit they more than deserved. After the release of their Rick Rubin Produced “I and Love and You,” the band has been nudging more and more into “independent mainstream” music. The Avett Brothers produce consistently reliable, sweetly crafted music with lyrics that warrant appreciation.
Mumford and Son’s will open up the set with the intimately rolling “The Cave,” which will then be followed by The Avett Brothers performing their moving “Head Full of Doubt, Road Full of Promise.” The finale will be the yet to be determined Bob Dylan song. “I don’t think either of these bands would be on a stage if it wasn’t for the music of Bob Dylan,” Ken Ehrlich, the producer behind the Grammys, said in an interview with Pop and Hiss- the music blog of the L.A. Times.
In addition to this dynamic grouping, the 53rd Grammy Awards will feature musical performances by: The Arcade Fire, Muse, Florence Welch, Janelle Monae, Cee Lo Green, Mick Jagger with Raphael Saadiq, Eminem, Katy perry, Lady Gaga, Miranda Lambert, Barbara Streisand and many more. Who are you most excited to see? Let us know in the comments section and check out music videos for Mumford and Sons, The Avett Brothers, and Bob Dylan below