- Ben, Marcus, Ted & Winston What We Do
“We want people to feel loved rather than used at our shows. For people to feel included as participants rather than just invited as passengers. So GOTR, having started from the four of us and our manager putting a name to what we thought we were trying to do, has now grown into something much larger. It’s a vehicle through which we get to do things the way we want to. With promoting shows, with charitable impact, with our own record label, our own merchandise. It’s the good ship GOTR in which we sail, most places we go, and we’re excited about where she takes us next.”
On September 18, 2019, Mumford & Sons became the first collective recipient of the Steinbeck Award. An evening of music and conversation was hosted at Bing Concert Hall, on the campus of Stanford University. The ceremony supported the Steinbeck Service Fellowship program, which will be permanently renamed, in the band’s honour, the Steinbeck / Gentlemen of the Road Service Fellowship.
Marcus wrote an address in which he discusses how Steinbeck’s work has resonated with him personally, and influenced the work of Mumford & Sons. You can watch Marcus’ address below or read more about the Fellowship.