"It's over," says banjo player Winston Marshall… but he was joking.
The Mumford & Sons camp has been quiet since the band went on hiatus last September, but last night, the quartet's banjo player, Winston Marshall, gave an interview stating that the best-selling folk group was no more. "It's over," Marshall told Vulture on Wednesday night (Mar. 26). "We had a good time, though, you know. It was good."
Relax, Mumford fanatics. Marshall was joking.
Multiple reps for the band confirm to Billboard that Marshall's words, which he spouted at a "Mistaken for Strangers" after-party in New York City, were meant in jest. When asked if the group has "killed" the use of the banjo in popular music, Marshall also added, "I think 'killed' is an understatement. We murdered it. We let it, yeah — fuck the banjo. I fucking hate the banjo."