David Ramirez opening
"Country Group Lone Bellow Distances itself from the pack," proclaims Billboard. The band, which opened for the Civil Wars, Dwight Yoakam, Brandi Carlile and the Avett Brothers, has recorded two albums. The self-titled first, produced in 2013 by Nashville's Charlie Peacock (the Civil Wars, Holly Williams) and released in January 2013, reached number 64 on the Billboard 200 and established them as one of the boldest new acts in the Americana movement. The second, Then Came the Morning, was produced by The National guitarist Aaron Dessner, who has helmed albums by the L.A. indie-rock group Local Natives and New York singer-songwriter Sharon Van Etten.
Calling their sound "Brooklyn country music," The Lone Bellow gained popularity due to their unique sound which mixes folk, gospel and elements of heavy metal. The band has been praised for its lush harmonies and effortless compatibility.