Mumford & Sons and Dawes Shared the Stage
WXPN has just uploaded a video of Dawes and Mumford & Sons recent collaboration at the World Cafe 20th anniversary show. The performance took place at Philadelphia’s World Café Live on October 29. The anniversary performance was supposed to feature Feist, Dawes, Robbie Robertson and Lucinda Williams, but after the latter two performers bowed out the radio station booked Mumford & Sons. The rising roots band offered a short, spirited set that included a cover of Neil Young’s “Dance Dance Dance.” At the end of their set, Mumford & Sons also invited out Dawes for “Lovers Eyes” and “Awake My Soul.” Dawes returned the favor later in the night by bringing the members of Mumford & Sons back out during their set for the anthem “When My Time Comes.” Though modern folk bands shared some festival bills in recent years, this was the first time the two acts have collaborated onstage. A video of their collaboration is now available online.