Thursday, March 07, 2013

The Lone Bellow (self-titled)

"With its stately brownstones and trendy cafes, the Park Slope neighborhood in Brooklyn might seem an unlikely place to produce a Southern country-rock trio. But the members of the Lone Bellow are all transplants there from small Southern towns, and though they have made a life in Brooklyn, their stomping, acoustic sound seems rooted in the places they grew up, drawing on that region’s country, soul, gospel and folk. ... The heart of the Lone Bellow’s appeal is its close harmonies: three singers whose timbres meld seamlessly even at full volume. Yet there is little about their music that recalls the Nashville pop-country trios in vogue like Lady Antebellum and the Band Perry. Theirs is more rough-edged, closer to the pounding, anthemic folk-rock that Mumford & Sons has popularized. 'On the surface they seem like a country or bluegrass band, but they understand the dynamics of rock,' said Rita Houston, WFUV’s music director. 'This can translate into a big rock sound.' The Lone Bellow is one of several Americana groups the club owner Ken Rockwood has nurtured at the Rockwood Music Hall on the Lower East Side. The band recorded its album in the club" (James C. McKinley Jr., "A Band Stomps Across the Mason-Dixon Line," New York Times, 1/21/13).

View catalog record here!


Post a Comment

<< Home