The Lone Bellow

The Lone Bellow

by The Lone Bellow
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The Lone Bellow

This set, the Lone Bellow's debut album, is a gem. Full of haunting, passionate songs that breathe with country soul and a kind of autumnal grace, most of them written by lead singer and guitarist Zach Williams, the album has the feeling of a complete story, each track supporting the whole. Williams wrote some of these songs while waiting and hoping for his wife's recovery from a serious accident that left her paralyzed from the neck down (she eventually recovered), and perhaps that's why they have such emotional depth and range -- they were written out of need rather than written as stepping stones on a career trajectory. But that doesn't mean these sorts of songs don't have commercial appeal. They do, and with the rest of the band working and writing these kinds of redemptive songs on the same page with Williams, it makes for an impressive early catalog. Although the Lone Bellow claim to play "Brooklyn country music" (and there is a kind of contemporary country tone to their sound), there's a lot of other stuff mixed in there, from blues, gospel, folk, and slow-burning soul to indie-style rock, and there's a pop sheen too, made quietly powerful by being unassuming about it. Songs like "Tree to Grow," "Two Sides of Lonely," "You Can Be All Kinds of Emotional," and "The One You Should've Let Go," to name just a few, defy easy labels. They sound like they've always been there, and it's easy to imagine them being played on any genre station on the radio dial. This is a solid debut, made by a band that arrives fully formed and has a great future.

Product Details

Release Date: 01/22/2013
Label: Descendant Records
UPC: 0083061097028
catalogNumber: 109702
Rank: 62143

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Lone Bellow   Primary Artist
Charlie Peacock   Piano,Trumpet,Wurlitzer
Jerry McPherson   Guitar,Electric Guitar
Sam Ashworth   Acoustic Guitar
Mark Hill   Bass
Ken Lewis   Percussion
Andy Leftwich   Fiddle,Mandolin
Jason Pipkin   Banjo,Mandolin
Ben Mars   Bass,Electric Bass,Upright Bass
Brian Griffin   Percussion,Drums
Brian Murphy   Piano,Accordion,Keyboards
Matt Knapp   Guitar,Electric Guitar,Lap Steel Guitar
Kanene Doheney Pipkin   Vocals,Group Member
Brian Elmquist   Guitar,Electric Guitar,Vocals,Group Member
Zach Williams   Acoustic Guitar,Vocals,Group Member

Technical Credits

Charlie Peacock   Producer,Engineer
Richie Biggs   Engineer
Sam Ashworth   Engineer
Matthew Perryman Jones   Composer
Jessica Evans   Art Direction
Tracy Zamot   Public Relations
James Sweeting   Programming,Engineer
Trisha Ivy   Composer
Matt Knapp   Composer
Kanene Doheney Pipkin   Composer
Caleb Clardy   Composer
Brian Elmquist   Composer
Zach Williams   Composer

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The Lone Bellow 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This album will have your heart singing along even before you know the words! Love the harmonies. I will have this album on repeat for the next few weeks. Or months. Or years.