Other folks in Boston are also gearing up for the show. WBUR's The Artery has this piece about the band - The Lone Bellow—Country-Rock At The Line Between Melancholy And Transcendence. About "Then Came the Morning," Amelia Mason write, "The song is a perpetually ascending ballad in triple time, buoyed by strings and a horn section and Williams’ anguished, full-throttle belt. It is the sort of piece that requires a large band to really do it justice. As well-acquainted as The Lone Bellow are with lyrical intimacy and textural restraint, their priority is to move you. It is a relief to relax and let them spirit you away."
The Allston Pudding talked to Kanene about the band's 2013 performance at the Paradise.
There were a few moments from The Lone Bellow’s last show at the Paradise that are worth getting nostalgic for. The singalong in which Zach Williams, vocalist and guitarist, split open his head in the crowd with his acoustic guitar. The stirring performance of “Watch Over Us,” a track from their new record, Then Came The Morning, which was released last month. Oh, and a cover medley that included “I Wanna Dance With Somebody,” “Everything I Do (I Do It For You)” and — wait for it — Lion King theme song “Circle Of Life,” fronted by Kanene Pipkin, mandolinist and vocalist.
“If you had told me I would be singing ‘Circle of Life’ at a show, I would politely smile and tell you you’re insane,” Pipkin said in an email. “But, I guess we’re actually the insane ones, so I’d tell anyone planning on coming to shows in the future to brace themselves, and please don’t yell out anything too ridiculous because sometimes we just can’t help it.”