Are you a fan of suspenders-snapping acts like Mumford & Sons and the Lumineers? Then do we have an indie-folk trio for you!
With their warm, rootsy sound, you’d swear the Lone Bellow hailed from some dusty Southern spot; in fact, frontman Zach Williams and guitarist Brian Elmquist are both from Georgia. Today, though, they make their home in the decidedly dirt-road-free borough of Brooklyn, which is where the pair met up in 2010 and pulled in mandolin player Kanene Pipkin (who also works professionally as a pastry chef).
Now they’ve notched a run opening for the Civil Wars on tour, a slot on Conan to celebrate the Jan. 22 release of their self-titled debut, and an ever-expanding community of fans and friends. ”When we’re singing,” says Williams, ”we really just want to be a part of as many memorable moments as we can.”