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Mumford and Sons Love America

Mumford and Sons have a special reason for playing so much in North America.

The band members say they like playing on our shores because it's a less class-oriented society. Bassist Ted Dwane tells Q magazine, "We're not the first band who went to public school. I think it's unfair to hammer anyone for anything."

Banjo player Winston Marshall adds, "Class is a big issue [in England]. And some people get picked on more than others. I think we probably do. I mean, it doesn't help that we wear waistcoats and tweed the whole time. But there is a reverse snobbiness in England towards that sort of stuff. And I think that's one of the reasons we really enjoy America, because there we're classless."

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