Way back before we were the crazy fans we have become, The Lone Bellow did a Tiny Desk Concert for NPR music. We somehow missed this when it was first released two years ago, but we found it shortly after seeing the band for the first time, and it immediately went on our favorites list.
While we won't be making it to any music festivals this summer (more about that here), for those of you who enjoy both festivals and The Lone Bellow, you will not be disappointed this year. If you're trying to figure out what festivals to attend, or just want to plan a summer vacation that happens to include a TLB show, we thought it'd be handy to have the upcoming festivals listed for you in one place And if you do attend any of these, be sure to let us know. We'd love to hear about them! Click on an image for more info.
Here is The Lone Bellow performing "Take My Love" on the Conan O'Brien show!
Brooklyn Bowl in Las Vegas, Thursday, April 23
The Lone Bellow has been back out doing shows regularly, so our Monday Roundup is back!
Stagecoach Festival in Indio, CA, Friday, April 24
Fox Theater in Oakland, CA, Saturday, April 25
The Lone Bellow sat down with Kyle Meredith of Salon's "The Weekly Feed." Meredith talked to them about the lack of definitive genre on Then Came The Morning, the theme of faith throughout the album, and life on the road.
On Saturday, The Lone Bellow performed at the Rites of Spring festival at Vanderbilt University.
Zachary Birdsong took some beautiful photos (pics 16-74), including the one at the top of this page.
It seems there was a bit of rain before The Lone Bellow took the stage, but folks were rewarded for sticking it out.
And it was Kanene's birthday!
We always appreciate reading Chris' reviews of The Lone Bellow shows, as he is at least as big a fan as we are and so adeptly describes what it feels like seeing the band live. His rundown of the two NY shows are no exception. Thanks, Chris, for giving us permission to share this, and thanks to Mara for the great photos. And it was so great to meet y'all at the Soundcheck session. Hope to see you both at a show again soon!
The Lone Bellow: Three Sides of Anything But Lonely….
It’s why Lone Bellow fans are some of the easiest and most wonderful to talk to at shows. They’ve experienced that collective emotion and that healing catharsis that’s so startlingly intense… it’s nearly painful. When you talk to them (much like with the band), it’s like talking to family. And in terms of a familial experience, we got two nights of nothing less than the band leaving themselves out there completely.
It's no secret that The Lone Bellow have a lot of love for 80's and 90's hip hop, rap, and r&b. If you haven't had the pleasure of seeing them break into an old hit song from one or all of these genres, then just keep going to shows. It's bound to happen.
Earlier in the week, inspired in large part by the band's most recent tour, Bobbie and I were reminiscing over some of our favorite songs from our youth. That somehow led us to one of our long forgotten favorites, "Wild Wild West" by Kool Moe Dee. Now, we are not certain the band could pull off this level of greatness, but it is kind of fun to imagine it happening.
We would love for you to share some of your old school favorites with us, either just for fun, or because you think The Lone Bellow could actually pull it off. So head on over to youtube, then come back to our forum to share what you've found. And if you need a little inspiration...
For this week's throwback Thursday, we're only going back a few years. We were thrilled when Brian Elmquist's mother-in-law contacted us to share some pictures from Brian and Ashley's 2012 wedding. She was kind enough to give us some details, including the fact that the entire band participated in the celebration. We love that The Lone Bellow's relationship extends far beyond making music and touring together, and we are convinced that their love for one another is part of what makes them so amazing.
Who We Are
We are Abra and Bobbie, two friends living in Boston who go to a lot of concerts together. We saw The Lone Bellow, having never heard of them, and could not believe our good fortune in discovering such talent. We now try to go by the "Four-Hour-Rule", meaning if we can get to a show within four hours, we will be there, hopefully right up front.