Bonnaroo Artist | The Lone Bellow
Bonnaroo History | Last Played in 2010
Stage & Time | TBD
Just like last year and the year before, we’re making it our mission to help you get acquainted with as many bands as we can from Bonnaroo‘s impressive 2014 lineup. We’ll start from the bottom and work our way up, paying special attention to the smaller and lesser known acts on this year’s bill. Keep reading for your Bonnaroo Band of the Day…
Whether it’s been Americana Fest appearances, opening slots at The Ryman for Dwight Yokam, or midnight performances at The Basement, Nashville residents have had more than a few chances to catch Brooklyn’s The Lone Bellow in the past year; just never at Bonnaroo. One of the most authentic, gimmick-free, and refreshingly original acts to come out of the recent revivalist-country/folk movement, the trio harbor a deep understanding and appreciation for the traditions of their genre, while updating their aesthetic to sound very in-line with the modern musical landscape.
Formed in 2010 by frontman Zach Williams, The Lone Bellow hit the ground running, performing their first-ever proper show in support of ‘Roo veterans The Civil Wars. The group’s songs are deeply personal, initially borne from a tragedy and subsequent miracle Williams underwent with his wife, and their sound is eclectic, channeling strong, soaring harmonies and a healthy balance of acoustic and electric instruments. Their debut full-length, last year’s The Lone Bellow, was recorded in New York and Nashville, and produced by Civil Wars’ producer Charlie Peacock. In just a few short years and with only one album, The Lone Bellow have already become one of the most well-respected and buzzworthy up and coming acts in the alt/country scene, and certainly show no signs of slowing down. They might be gracing a small stage this year at the farm, but they’re destined for main stage status before you know it.
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