It’s hard to miss the fact that the past few years has seen a resurgence of rootsy, folky, Americana-tinged bands flung far into the mainstream. While bands like The Avett Brothers and Old Crow Medicine Show have been on the radar since the early 2000’s, the genre exploded in 2009 with the release of Mumford and Sons chart-topping single “Little Lion Man”.
Since then, bands such as The Lumineers and Of Monsters and Men along with their contemporaries brought with them a wave of not only roots-inspired folk music, but a style steeped in the tradition and Americana of the songs they pay respects to.
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Mumford and Sons
Ted Dwayne (far right) is wearing a traditional 1940’s inspired dress-fedora and Ben Lovett (far left) wears a slimmer brim stingy fedora. Consider Stetson Stratoliner Fashion Collection 1940s Fedora Hat and Bailey of Hollywood Wool Aunne Fedora Hat
The Avett Brothers
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