(HUDSON, N.Y.) – Brooklyn-based folk-rock trio The Lone Bellow, whose name is often uttered in the same sentence as Mumford & Sons and the Lumineers, brings its self-described “country soul” to Club Helsinki Hudson on Sunday, July 13, at 8pm. The New York Times called the group’s performances “visceral” and “gut-wrenching.”
Known for combining bluegrass-style three-way harmonies with rock dynamics, the Lone Bellow was called “one of the next big things” by Billboard magazine. The group’s members – Zach Williams, mandolinist Kanene Pipkin, and guitarist Brian Elmquist – all hail from the south originally, but got together musically in Brooklyn.
The New York Times says, “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.”
Famed radio host Rita Houston, WFUV’s music director, says, “On the surface they seem like a country or bluegrass band, but they understand the dynamics of rock. This can translate into a big rock sound.” NPR predicts, “The world of acoustic music is about to get a new household name.”
The Lone Bellow is presented as part of Helsinki Hudson’s commitment to new, emerging and rising artists.
For reservations in The Restaurant or in the club call 518.828.4800. For the most up-to-date concert information, visit Club Helsinki Hudson .