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The Lone Bellow

Nov. 12 • 20th Century Theater

By Deirdre Kaye · November 5th, 2013 · Sound Advice
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Coming at us from Brooklyn, N.Y., The Lone Bellow — whose name couldn’t suit them any better — is made up of a trio of beautiful souls. Their harmonies are tight and soul-stirring, but at just the right moments, it’s lead singer Zach Williams’ Georgian drawl that cries out louder than the rest. The Lone Bellow’s sound will pull up the sadness from your gut until you’re bellowing along, despite their often downhearted lyrics. Williams may have started as a solo performer, but the addition of bandmates Brian Elmquist (vocals/guitar) and Kanene Pipkin (vocals/mandolin) is what truly makes the act so powerful. They capitalize on both the always-stirring sound of a three-part harmony done right (and they always do it right) and the sorrowful tone of Williams’ voice. 

The Lone Bellow formed in 2010 over breakfast at a diner in Park Slope, N.Y.

The members, all transplants from different towns in the South, came together to pound out some tunes and, just a few songs in, they knew they had something magical. The trio is going far (numerous press outlets, from The New York Times to Paste, named The Lone Bellow one of the top “bands to watch” in 2013, even before their self-titled debut album was released) and the members are getting there based on pure talent and an aligned vision. If you only see one more show this fall, make it this one.

THE LONE BELLOW performs Tuesday, Nov. 11 at 20th Century Theater in Oakley. Buy tickets, check out performance times and get venue details here.



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