Folk rock mania hits the Fillmore Auditorium
Denver fans lined up around the block Wednesday to catch Mumford & Sons in the first of their two-night stand in town. The Fillmore Auditorium sold out two back-to-back shows and still had more people wanting tickets.
The two opening acts were perfectly matched to the sounds of Mumford. The opener was Matthew and the Atlas another folk rock band featuring a banjo, accordion and a lead singer with some pips on him. The following act was Denver native Nathaniel Rateliff, whose vocals harmonized with bandmate Julie Davis making for an ominous folk rock tone. The auditorium by this point was filled to the brim and all were waiting in anticipation for Mumford & Sons to hit the stage.
Mumford opened with there hit from their 2010 album “Sigh No More,” which was accompanied by beautiful stage lighting emphasizing every powerful cord. Marcus Mumford flexed his musical capabilities by switching instruments in-between each song and his powerful vocals shook the crowd. The audience moved and sang along to the hit songs “Little Lion Man” and “ The Cave," the songs that catapulted them to popularity. Rounding out the evening, Mumford debuted several new songs giving fans a little taste of what is to come in the near future. We would say go see them tonight if you don't already have a ticket, but they have been sold out for weeks. — Carly Rose Moser, special to Metromix