Mumford was presented to an expansive scope of melodic impacts. One of the primary records he tuned in to was his mom’s duplicate of Bob Dylan’s Slow Train Coming (1979). As an adolescent, Mumford was likewise unequivocally moved by the twang permeated soundtrack for the film O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000). He additionally played drums in a jazz assemble around this time with his future Mumford and Sons bandmate Ben Lovett.