Musician Winston Marshall is back on the road after being cancelled by the folk rock band Mumford & Sons for his outspoken views.
“I’m thrilled to be back,” he told Fox News. “I’ve been playing songs that I’ve written over the last few years but playing alone with a guitar. And enjoying it very much. Crowds have been very attentive, listening. It’s nice to play the songs stripped back and let the lyrics and melody do the work. It feels great.”
Marshall fell victim to cancel culture last year after tweeting his support for a book by conservative author Andy Ngo that exposed the leftwing radicalism of Antifa, “Unmasked: Inside Antifa’s Radical Plan to Destroy Democracy.” He called the book “important” and praised Ngo.
“My hill I ended up dying on, which I didn’t think it would be, was far-left extremism in the United States,” Marshall said. “If you care about black lives, as the supporters of Black Lives Matter purport to do, do you not care that all those black businesses were destroyed during the riots? Do you not care that 19 people were killed in the first 14 days of the riots? That’s serious stuff.”
Marshall speaks on faith
Although Marshall initially apologized following backlash to his tweet about Ngo’s book, he later wrote a blog post signaling his decision to leave Mumford & Sons and speak more freely about topics close to his heart. “No point in having regrets,” he said. “One needs to move forward and look forward in life. Things are what they are, and I’m enjoying the work I’m now doing very much.”
Marshall has taken full advantage of his newfound freedom. As host of the “Marshall Matters” podcast, he has found a platform to dig into some hot topics, some of which he said he was surprised to find he was so passionate about. He interviewed “Apocalypse Never” author Michael Shellenberger for his latest episode on the rise of climate alarmism, shining a light on the art that’s been vandalized across Europe by climate protesters.
In addition to talking about faith he delves into some of the hot-button topics in the news.
“Basically exploring all the taboo topics of the age,” Marshall said of his show. “Environmentalism is one. The trans issue is one. Israel-Palestine, antisemitism is one. Black Lives Matter is one. There’s a bunch of topics that a lot of people find difficult to talk about and are self-censoring about because they are sacred, I think, in some ways.
“And so I’ve loved now going into that now that I’m liberated, I guess. I should use my voice. It’s stupid not to.”
–Alan Goforth | Metro Voice