I am biased when it comes to The Lone Bellow; they were one of my two favorite sets at the 2013 Newport Folk Festival and my love for them has not diminished. Friday night’s show at the Lowell Summer Music Series was another superb performance by this Americana/indie folk band.
It was a hot and humid evening and that might have affected everyone’s energy level, but the band delivered their trademark energetic show and gained many new fans.
As I walked to my car after this stellar show, I overheard two men express exactly what I felt: that The Lone Bellow put their hearts and souls into the show, filling the less-than-intimate House of Blues with a passion as well as an intense connection with the audience that is not easy to achieve.
The Lone Bellow has been on a meteoric rise since I first saw them at the Newport Folk Festival in 2013, and unless they stop creating new music, I do not foresee that slowing any time soon.
[Apologies up front – my photos of this show were not as good as the ones I took at a previous show, so I’ve shared some of those shots here.]
I was introduced to The Lone Bellow at the Newport Folk Festival this past summer, where they performed my favorite set of the three-day festival. Going to the show at The Dise (Paradise Rock Club, to us locals) on Wednesday night, I had fairly high expectations.
There was tremendous energy and anticipation in the sold-out crowd. I was prepared for an intense performance, and that’s exactly what I got! Read the rest of this entry