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The Lone Bellow

The Lone Bellow - FUV Live at Rockwood Music Hall - 2015

by Rita Houston

There's always a lot of pressure making the follow-up to a successful debut album. The Lone Bellow met that challenge by changing a few things, and building on what makes them so special: a whole lot of heart and soul. After the release of the new album Then Came The Morning, the band returned to where it all started for this exclusive FUV Live show. Their debut was recorded at Rockwood Music Hall and it's where the band took shape. What a treat for FUV Marquee members to be in the room for this passionate performance.

FUV's New Dig: The Lone Bellow

by Darren DeVivo
Photo by Steve Sebring

Then Came The Morning
The Lone Bellow
Descendant Records


The Lone Bellow, a Brooklyn trio with southern roots and city smarts, has returned with a glorious sophomore album, Then Came The Morning. Arriving two years after their self-titled debut, the threesome's latest effort bursts forth with the welcoming warmth of the rising sun, making the title seem more a declaration than just a name.

The Lone Bellow - Holiday Cheer for FUV - 2014

by Kara Manning
Photo by Neil Swanson/WFUV

A Brooklyn trio with a heroic take on country soul and the sweetest harmonies in the borough, The Lone Bellow has been on WFUV's radar for a long time. A favorite of our canny program director Rita Houston, she brought them to FUV Live at Zankel Hall in 2013 for their Carnegie Hall debut. In fact, The Lone Bellow's Zach Williams, Kanene Pipkin and Brian Elmquist were originally slated to be part of FUV's Holiday Cheer back in 2012, but were sidelined at the last minute due to illness.

Happily, The Lone Bellow returned for Holiday Cheer for FUV 2014 with Conor Oberst and Friends at the Beacon Theatre, joining a stellar lineup that also included Natalie Merchant, Laura Marling, The Felice Brothers and Jonathan Wilson.

Recap: Holiday Cheer For FUV 2014

by Kara Manning
Suzanne Vega, Natalie Merchant, Laura Marling and Conor Oberst (photo by Neil Swanson)

The warmth and exuberance that filled the Beacon Theatre for our sold-out 2014 benefit concert, Holiday Cheer for FUV, was an oasis of peace in unsettled times.

The Lone Bellow - FUV Live - 2014

by Carmel Holt

There was something very full-circle about our most recent visit from The Lone Bellow, when they came back to Studio A to give us live previews of their new songs. In fact, it was almost exactly two years to the day when the Brooklyn trio first stepped through the doors of WFUV to do their very first radio appearance. Needless to say, a lot has changed in these two years.

FUV Live at Zankel Hall 2013-14

by Rita Houston

WFUV is once again so proud to partner with Carnegie Hall for our 9th season of curating a series of 4 shows each year celebrating music discovery, FUV-style.
Zankel Hall (downstairs at Carnegie) is one of New York's best venues for live performances.

Get your tickets now, these shows are sure to sell out.

NPR icon The Lone Bellow, Live In Concert: Newport Folk 2013

by Stephen Thompson
Adam Kissick

The rising Brooklyn folk-pop band infuses its songs with charm, radiant hooks and intense emotions. Formed as a creative outlet for singer Zach Williams as his wife recovered from an accident that nearly paralyzed her, The Lone Bellow performs with a sense of necessity. Hear the band perform as part of the 2013 Newport Folk Festival.

The Lone Bellow - Live Concert - 2013

by Rita Houston

About to ride a wave of discovery and excitement out onto a national tour, Brooklyn's The Lone Bellow squeezed one last WFUV show into their schedule at Manhattan's City Winery. We've been there from the beginning, watching their fans multiply with each show and each spin on the radio.