Love, love, love new videos and I get to share one with you guys today. The Lone Bellow has just released their video for “Bleeding Out” and will be going on tour in support of a new album. Check it out and enjoy! — Jamie
THE LONE BELLOW ANNOUNCE SUMMER TOUR DATES
DATES COME ON HEELS OF INTERNATIONAL ALBUM RELEASE
BAND SET TO PERFORM ON THE TONIGHT SHOW with JAY LENO ON MAY 22ND
Critically-acclaimed “Brooklyn Country” band The Lone Bellow (Descendant Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment) continue their trek across the country, making more fans as they go. The band is announcing tour dates throughout the summer. The dates will take them coast-to-coast and see them playing with everyone from Brandi Carlile to Robert Plant; from Newport Folk to Outside Lands and, as always, back in Brooklyn as headliners as part of Celebrate Brooklyn.
Watch New Video for “Bleeding Out”:
The band, whose self-titled album came out to unanimous raves on January 22nd in America have announced a world-wide deal with Descendant Records/Sony Music, and will be releasing the album internationally in the coming months due to overwhelming demand. The Lone Bellow, who appeared on Conan on release date, will perform their new single, “Bleeding Out” on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno on May 22nd. A video for the track premiered on Vevo on 5/8.
The Lone Bellow has been called one of the best albums of the year by People Magazine and the band garnered raves from everyone from USA Today, The New York Times, The Associated Press, Paste, Forbes and Filter. NPR’s Bob Boilen simply stated, “The world of acoustic music is about to get a new household name. The music of The Lone Bellow is born from tragedy and told with heart and simplicity.”
The Lone Bellow is lead singer and principal songwriter Zach Williams; singer and mandolin player Kanene Pipkin, and singer-guitarist Brian Elmquist. Initially, they made a name for themselves with their acclaimed live shows in New York and across the country during their stint opening for The Civil Wars. Of the band’s opening slot for the Grammy Winners, The Orlando Sentinel says, “the main attraction had some competition in the harmony realm from The Lone Bellow, a Brooklyn-based trio cut from the same rootsy fabric. Between songs, Williams also had a deft comedic touch, a nice fit on a night when sadness still offered reason to smile.”
Georgia-born Williams began songwriting in 2005, during a prolonged stay at Atlanta’s Shepherd Center after his wife was thrown from a horse and paralyzed from the neck down. With a dire diagnosis of quadriplegia, there was nothing to do but sit vigil with his group of friends – also artists. While they waited for healing, Zach picked up a guitar and taught himself to play, putting melody to a journal entry that would become his first song, “Hospital.” His wife eventually recovered (her spinal cord, initially thought severed, was terribly bruised) and the couple and their group of friends moved to Brooklyn shortly thereafter.
Williams and the band’s music evolved to reflect his Southern roots, incorporating elements of rock, gospel, country and blues that result in a unique and soul-searing blend of can’t-get-them-out-of-your-head lyrics that spring from a deep emotional reservoir.
LONE BELLOW ON TOUR:
JUNE 2 – Boulder, CO / E-Town 7 – Bethlehem, PA / Blast Furnace Room @ ArtsQuest 8 – Amagansett, NY / The Stephen Talkhouse 9 – Hunter, NY / Mountain Jam 13 – Hampton Beach, NH / Hampton Beach Casino w/ Brandi Carlile 14 – Cambridge, MA / The Sinclair 15 – Croton-On-Hudson, NY / Clearwater Festival 18 – Pittsburgh, PA / Stage AE w/ Brandi Carlile 19 – Cleveland, OH / House of Blues w/ Brandi Carlile 20 – Ann Arbor, MI / The Ark 21 – Evanston, IL / SPACE 22 – Evanston, IL / SPACE 23 – Louisville, KY / Iroquois Amphitheater w/ Brandi Carlile 25 – Interlochen, MI / Kresge Auditorium w/ Brandi Carlile 27 – Grand Rapids, MI / Meijer Gardens w/ Brandi Carlile 28 – Green Bay, WI / Meyer Theatre w/ Brandi Carlile 30 – Bayfield, WI / Big Top Chautauqua w/ Brandi Carlile
JULY 5 – Iowa City, IA / Englart Theatre w/ Brandi Carlile 6 – Omaha, NE / Sumtur Amphitheatre w/ Brandi Carlile 7 – Des Moines, IA / Simon Estes Amphitheatre w/ Brandi Carlile 9 – Madison, WI / Majestic Theater 10 – St Louis, MO / The Pageant w/ Brandi Carlile 11 – Kansas City, MO / Crossroads w/ Brandi Carlile 12 – Chicago, IL / Petrillo Music Shell @ Taste of Chicago w/ Robert Plant and The Sensational Shape Shifters 13 – Morrison, CO / Red Rocks Amphitheatre w/ Brandi Carlile & Blind Pilot 14 – Salt Lake City, UT / Red Butte Garden w/ Brandi Carlile 20 – Brooklyn, NY / Celebrate Brooklyn 24 – Vienna, VA / Wolf Trap w/ Brandi Carlile 27 – Newport, RI / Newport Folk Festival 28 – Lancaster, PA / Long’s Park Amphitheater Summer Music Series AUGUST 3 & 4 – Happy Valley, OR / Pickathon 9 -11- San Francisco, CA / Outside Lands